and fax transfer privileges will successfully deter all Disruptive Trading. In addition, some of the underlying funds are available to insurance companies other than Phoenix and we do not know whether those other insurance companies have adopted any policies and procedures to detect and deter Disruptive Trading, or if so what those policies and procedures might be. Because we may not be able to detect or deter all Disruptive Trading and because some of these funds are available through other insurance companies, some policy owners may be treated differently than others, resulting in the risk that some policy owners could engage in Disruptive Trading while others will bear the effects of their activity.
Orders for the purchase of underlying fund shares are subject to acceptance by the relevant fund. Phoenix has entered into information sharing agreements with the underlying funds of this variable life insurance product as required by Rule 22c-2 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The purpose of the information sharing is to provide information to the underlying funds so that they can monitor, warn, and restrict policyholders who may be engaging in disruptive trading practices as determined by the underlying funds. We reserve the right to reject, without prior notice, any transfer request into any investment option if the purchase of shares in the corresponding underlying fund is not accepted for any reason.
We may, without prior notice, take whatever action we deem appropriate to comply with or take advantage of any state or federal regulatory requirement.
We do not include transfers made pursuant to the Dollar Cost Averaging, Automatic Asset Rebalancing or other similar programs when applying our Disruptive Trading policy.
Systematic Transfer Programs
You may elect a systematic transfer program that we offer under the policy. We reserve the right to change, eliminate or add optional programs subject to applicable laws.
We base transfers under a Systematic Transfer Program on the investment option values next determined following our receipt of your transfer request. Except as described below, you may have only one program in effect at a time.
Asset Rebalancing Program Under this program, we transfer policy value among the investment options to match your chosen allocation percentages. You can choose to have us make these transfers monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. We do not permit transfers to or from the Guaranteed Interest Account.
You may start or discontinue this program at any time by submitting a written request to VPMO or calling VULA (see page one). The Asset Rebalancing Program does not ensure a profit nor guarantee against a loss in a declining market. Except as described below, the Asset Rebalancing Program is not available while the Dollar Cost Averaging Program is in effect. We do not charge for this program.
Dollar Cost Averaging Program Under this program, you can allocate initial or subsequent premium to one of the investment options or the Guaranteed Interest Account (a “source account”) and periodically we will make transfers from the source account you designate to the to one or several of the available investment options (“target investment options”). You choose to make these transfers monthly, quarterly, semiannually or annually. The minimums you may transfer from the source account are:
❖ $25 monthly ❖ $75 quarterly
❖ $150 semiannually ❖ $300 annually
You must have at least $1,000 in the source account to begin a Dollar Cost Averaging Program. Should the value in the source account fall below the transfer amount, we will transfer the remaining balance and end the Program. Transfers must be made in approximately equal amounts over a minimum of 6 months. The Dollar Cost Averaging Program is not available if you invest through a bank draft program.
You may start or discontinue this program at any time by submitting a written request to VPMO or calling VULA (see page one). Dollar Cost Averaging does not ensure a profit nor guarantee against a loss in a declining market. Except as described below, the Dollar Cost Averaging Program is not available while the Asset Rebalancing Program is in effect. We do not charge for this program.
Use of Asset Rebalancing and Dollar Cost Averaging Programs If you elect to participate in either
the Franklin Templeton Founding Investment Strategy; or
the Phoenix-Ibbotson Strategic Asset Allocation Program,
then you can also elect to participate in one or both of the following:
Dollar Cost Averaging, and
Asset Rebalancing with annual rebalancing in the Phoenix-Ibbotson Strategic Asset Allocation Program, or Asset Rebalancing with monthly rebalancing in the Franklin Templeton Founding Investment Strategy.
You may elect any of the additional programs described below at no charge and at any time. We may discontinue, modify or amend these programs as well as offer new programs in the future.
Asset Allocation and Strategic Programs Asset allocation and strategic programs (referred to as “programs” throughout this section) are intended to optimize the selection of investment options for a given level of risk tolerance, in order to attempt to maximize returns and limit the effects of market volatility. The programs reflect the philosophy that diversification among asset classes may help reduce volatility and boost returns over the long term. An asset class is a category of investments that have similar characteristics, such as stocks, or bonds. Within asset classes there are often further divisions. For example, there may be divisions according to the