The Responders First Program – offering Supplemental Lifetime Income for fire fighters, spouses and retirees
The retirement challenges that fire fighters face may be different than the rest of the general population, so you need a different solution – supplemental lifetime income generated from a fixed index annuity.
That’s why we’ve developed the Responders First Program – to help our fire fighters and retirees find a solution that can provide regular income for them and their spouses that is guaranteed to last their lifetimes.
Responders First is a supplemental lifetime income program offered through the Security Benefit Foundations Annuity, a fixed index annuity issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company.
One of the benefits of a fixed index annuity is that you cannot lose money if the equity market goes down, taking market uncertainty out of the equation. You can also add the Foundations Annuity Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (Lifetime Income Rider) that can generate supplemental retirement income for both you and your spouse.
You can choose a fixed interest rate or select one from among six index interest options. With the index interest options, you could earn an interest rate based in part on the performance of an index. This gives you the potential to receive more interest when the market goes up, but there is no risk of your annuity value declining if the index goes down.
- First-Year Bonus
- Flexible Interest Options
- Supplemental Lifetime Income
You insure your life, your health, and your home – why not your financial security?
The Security Benefit Foundations Annuity, a fixed index annuity issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, can be a sensible portion of your income plan and help build a solid foundation for your retirement. With the Foundations Annuity, you can secure a part of your retirement savings and create a supplemental income stream that is guaranteed for the rest of your life.
The lifetime income solution mentioned in the Base Product brochure (link below) is available through the Foundations Annuity optional Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit Lifetime Income Rider (Lifetime Income Rider Brochure link below). These brochures highlighting the features and guarantees of the Security Benefit Foundations Annuity and the optional Lifetime Income Rider should be read and given careful consideration before purchasing the Foundations Annuity and the Lifetime Income Rider.
For more specific information, see your annuity contract.
See how it works!
Find out how the Responders First Supplemental Lifetime Income through Foundations Annuity can work for you. Simply input your numbers and get immediate results of what your retirement income picture could look like.
EFFECTIVE July 1, 2019
Use the link above to see current rates for the Foundations Fixed Indexed Annuity for the Responders First program.
Here you will find forms that are associated with the Foundations annuity. Your financial representative should always go over forms with you.
For help on filling out the forms, please view the instructions below.
Please complete all sections. Use this form to allocate Account Value among the Fixed Account and Index Accounts. To make changes to the contract owner's allocations, this form must be received within 21 days after his/her Contract Anniversary date for the changes to take effect.
The contract owner must complete the applicable sections of this form to begin receiving payments under the Income Rider of his/her contract.
For annuitizing your contract, designating Annuity Life and Non-Life options and Secondary Payee information. Select your investment basis, method and frequency of the payout, and tax withholding information.
(Name, Address, Beneficiary, etc.) For changing the name and/or address of the existing Annuitant/Participant, Beneficiary(ies), Owner, or Joint Owner of the Contract.
For establishing the privilege to have payments made from your Security Benefit Contract directly to your Bank Account. This form works similar to the Electronic Funds Transfer form, it enables you to transfer funds electronically.
- Minimum subsequent purchase payment amount is $1,000 per additional purchase.
For selecting how to handle proceeds, applying to receive payments electronically via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), and selecting Federal income tax options. Note: Every beneficiary is required to complete his or her own form in the case of a death benefit.
For establishing the privilege to make changes to your contract via telephone.
To add or change Required Minimum Distribution options, contact your Advisor or our Service Center (800.888.2461) to request a form.
For transferring assets from your Current Carrier to a Security Benefit Annuity Contract.
To add or change Scheduled Systematic Withdrawal options, contact your Advisor or our Service Center (800.888.2461) to request a form.
For transferring assets internally from one Security Benefit Contract type to another Security Benefit product. For example, transfer assets from your 403(b) TSA to your 401(k) Account. Please read Transfer Procedures carefully
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Form Completion Instructions
Please review these instructions prior to completing any of the forms online. The majority of our forms are designed in a fillable format so you may enter the required information online.
- Select the form you wish to complete.
- Enter the information into the fillable fields.
- Save the form in a desired location on your computer.
- Print a copy of the form.
- Make sure you obtain all applicable signatures.
- Return the form to Security Benefit for processing. You may mail or fax the form.
P.O. Box 750497
Topeka, KS 66675-0497
Fax to: 785.386.1772
If you experience problems and need assistance, please call our Service Center at 800.888.2461.
Security Benefit Life Insurance Company is not a fiduciary and the information provided is not intended to be investment advice. This information is general in nature and intended for use with the general public. For additional information, including any specific advice or recommendations, please visit with your financial professional.
The Responders First Program is provided through the Security Benefit Foundations Annuity, form 5800 (11-10) adn ICC10 5800 (11-10), a flexible Purchase Payment deferred fixed index annuity, and the Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit Rider, form 5821 (5-11) and ICC11 (5-11), an optional rider for which a monthly charge applies, issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (Security Benefit). Product features, limitations, and availability may vary by state.
The S&P 500® Index and S&P 500® Low Volatility Daily Risk Control 5% Index are products of S&P Dow Jones indices LLC, a division of S&P Global, or its affiliates (SPDJI), and have been licensed for use by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL). Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a division of S&P Global (S&P); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Down Jones, Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by SBL. The Security Benefit Annuity is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of purchasing such product nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500® Index or S&P 500® Low Volatility Daily Risk Control 5% Index.
The Security Benefit Foundations Annuity, form 5800 (11-10) and ICC10 5800 (11-10), a flexible purchase payment deferred fixed indexed annuity, and the Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit Rider, form 5821 (5-11) and ICC11 5821 (5-11), an optional rider for which a charge applies, are issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company. Product features, limitations and availability may vary by state. Please refer to the annuity contract and GLWB Rider for additional explanation of the product and any charges or limitations.
Guarantees provided by annuities are subject to the financial strength of the issuing insurance company. Annuities are not FDIC or NCUA/NCUSIF insured; are not obligations or deposits of, and are not guaranteed or underwritten by any bank, savings and loan or credit union or its affiliates; and are unrelated to and not a condition of the provision or term of any banking service or activity.
Fixed index annuities are not stock market investments and do not directly participate in any equity, bond, other security, or commodities investments. Indices do not include dividends paid on the underlying stocks and therefore do not reflect the total return of the underlying stocks. Neither an index nor any fixed index annuity is comparable to a direct investment in the equity, bond, other security, or commodities markets.