Beginning in year 1, you may withdraw up to 10% of the last contract anniversary accumulation, surrender charge free (The minimum withdrawal is $500). However, withdrawals may be subject to regular income tax and, if made prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty. Sagicor does not render legal or tax advice. If legal or tax advice is required, the services of a qualified competent professional should be sought.
l provision is known as the “Bailout Feature”, which provides you with an opportunity to receive 100% of the contract’s value without penalty should, after the first contract year, Sagicor declare a fixed interest rate that is more than 1% below the contract’s initial fixed interest rate.
To exercise the “Bailout Feature” of the penalty free withdrawal provision, the contract owner must notify Sagicor, in writing, within 30 days of receiving notice of the interest rate change. The “Bailout Feature” is only available the first time that a declared fixed interest rate is more than 1% below the contract’s initial fixed interest rate. Thereafter, the “Bailout Feature” is no longer available to the contract owner.