We charge interest on the loan at annual rates given below,
compounded daily and payable in arrears:
At the end of each policy year, all interest due will be treated as a new loan and will be offset by a transfer from your investment options and the non-loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account to the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account.
We credit the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account with interest at an effective annual rate of 7.25%. We transfer interest from the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account to the non-loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account at the end of each policy year, or when you repay a loan.
You may repay a loan at any time as long as the policy is in force and the insured person is living. We apply loan repayments first to pay any outstanding loan interest. We then apply any remaining amount to reduce the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account and correspondingly increase the non-loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account. If you make a loan repayment that exceeds the remaining loan interest and loan balance, we will apply the excess among the investment options according to your most recent premium allocation schedule on file.
We will use any loan repayment we receive during a grace period first to pay any overdue monthly deductions. We will then apply any remaining balance to reduce loan interest and any loans.
We will apply any payment we receive while you have outstanding loans to reduce loan interest and the loans, unless you designate it as a premium payment.
Failure to repay a policy loan or to pay loan interest will not terminate the policy unless your policy value becomes insufficient to maintain the policy in force.
Policy value for loaned amounts increases at the rate we credit the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account, whereas non-loaned policy value varies with the investment performance of the chosen investment options or at the rate we credit the non-loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account. Loans can also reduce your policy’s death benefit. We deduct the amount of any outstanding loans plus any accrued loan interest from your policy value before we calculate the death benefit. The amount available for a full surrender is similarly reduced by the amount of any outstanding loans and loan interest.
The proceeds of policy loans may be subject to federal income tax under some circumstances.
A policy loan will have a permanent effect on the policy value because the investment results of the loaned portion of the Guaranteed Interest Account will differ from that of investment options. The longer a loan is outstanding, the greater the effect is likely to be. The effect could be favorable or unfavorable.
Lapse and Reinstatement
Payment of the issue premium, no matter how large or the payment of additional premiums will not guarantee the policy will remain in force. If you take a partial surrender, or take a loan, it could negatively affect the policy value, and therefore increase the risk of policy lapse.
If on any monthly calculation day, the policy value is less than the required monthly deduction, we will allow a grace period of 61 days for you to pay an amount equal to three times the required monthly deduction to keep the policy in force.
If you fail to make the required payment before the 61-day grace period ends, the policy will lapse and expire without value. We will mail you a written notice at least 30 days before the policy will lapse. If your policy lapses, it may not be reinstated.
The policy will continue in force during the grace period; however, we will not allow investment option transfers, loans, full or partial surrenders. We apply any premium payment we receive during the grace period first to pay any monthly deductions due during the grace period. We will apply any excess premium according to your allocation schedule.
The death benefit during the grace period is equal to the death benefit immediately prior before grace period begins.
Federal Income Tax Considerations
Introduction This discussion is general in nature and is not intended as income tax advice. We make no attempt to consider any estate and inheritance taxes, or any state, local or other tax laws. Because this discussion is based upon our understanding of federal income tax laws as they are currently interpreted, we cannot guarantee the income tax status of any policy. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) makes no representation regarding the likelihood of continuation of current federal income tax laws, U.S. Treasury regulations or of the current interpretations. We reserve the right to make changes to the policy to assure that it will continue to qualify as a life insurance contract for federal income tax purposes.
The ultimate effect of federal income taxes on values under the Separate Account and on the economic benefit to you or your beneficiary depends on our income tax status and upon the income tax status of the policy owner. Policy owners should consult their own independent tax advisors for advice and information relating to their particular tax situation.
Income Tax Status We are taxed as a life insurance company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), as amended. For federal income tax purposes, neither the Separate Account nor the Guaranteed Interest Account is a separate entity from Phoenix Life Insurance Company, PHL Variable Insurance Company and Phoenix Life and Annuity Company and their operations form a part of the companies.
Investment income and realized capital gains on the assets of the Separate Account are reinvested and taken into account in