North American Charter® Plus
fixed index annuity series
Issued by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®
The North American Charter Plus is a flexible premium, fixed index annuity (FIA) that offers you growth potential but also premium protection from losses due to downside market fluctuations without directly investing in the stock market. An FIA provides the potential for interest to be credited based in part on the performance of specific indices. Plus – Charter Plus offers an upfront premium bonus to jumpstart your retirement savings.
Explore the basics of how the product works, its features and benefits.
We’re a company built on a foundation of financial strength.
Our roots go back more than 130 years with the 1886 founding of North American Accident Association.
High ratings for financial strength.
Independent agency ratings provide a vital picture of an insurer’s ability to keep its commitments to you, the customer. These ratings are based on financial strength, operating performance, and ability to meet our obligations to North American policyowners and contract holders. Our consistent high ratings show that with North American, you aren’t just buying a product, you’re buying a commitment to you and your family.
“A+” (Superior) A.M. Best affirmed July 29, 20222
“A+” (Strong) S&P Global Ratings affirmed May 24, 20232
“A+” (Stable) Fitch Ratings affirmed December 7, 20222
The North American Charter Plus may not be available in all states. This marketing material may not be available for use in all states.
1. Premium bonus may vary by annuity product, premium band and surrender charge period selected and may be subject to a premium bonus recapture. Products that have premium bonuses may offer lower credited interest rates, lower index cap rates, lower participation rates and/or greater index margins than products that don’t offer a premium bonus. Over time and under certain scenarios the amount of the premium bonus may be offset by the lower credited interest rates, lower index cap rates, lower participation rates and/or greater index margins.
2. A.M. Best is a large, third-party independent reporting and rating company that rates an insurance company on the basis of the company’s financial strength, operating performance, and ability to meet its obligations to policyholders. S&P Global Ratings is an independent, third-party rating firm that rates on the basis of financial strength. Ratings shown reflect the opinions of the rating agencies and are not implied warranties of the company’s ability to meet its financial obligations. The ratings apply to North American’s financial strength and claims-paying ability. A) A.M. Best rating affirmed on July 29, 2022. For the latest rating, access ambest.com. B) Awarded to North American as part of Sammons® Financial Group Inc., which consists of Midland National® Life Insurance Company and North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®. C) S&P Global rating assigned Feb. 26, 2009 and affirmed on May 24, 2023. D) Fitch Ratings, a global leader in financial information services and credit ratings, on Dec. 7, 2022, assigned an Insurer Financial Strength rating of A+ Stable for North American. This rating is the fifth highest of 19 possible rating categories. The rating reflects the organization’s strong business profile, low financial leverage, very strong statutory capitalization and strong operating profitability supported by strong investment performance. For more information, access fitchratings.com.
Fixed index annuities are not a direct investment in the stock market. They are long term insurance products with guarantees backed by the issuing company. They provide the potential for interest to be credited based in part on the performance of specific indices, without the risk of loss of premium due to market downturns or fluctuation. Although fixed index annuities guarantee no loss of premium due to market downturns, deductions from the accumulation value for optional benefit riders or strategy fees or charges associated with allocations to enhanced crediting methods could exceed interest credited to the accumulation value, which would result in loss of premium. They may not be appropriate for all clients. Interest credits to a fixed index annuity will not mirror the actual performance of the relevant index.
Insurance products issued by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, West Des Moines, Iowa. Product and features/options may not be available in all states or appropriate for all clients. See product materials for further details, specific features/options, and limitations by product and state.
North American Charter® Plus is issued on base contract form NA1007A, ICC16-NA1007A MVA or appropriate state variation, including all applicable endorsements and riders.
The “S&P 500®” and “S&P Multi-Asset Risk Control 5% Excess Return Index” (“the Indices”) are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and have been licensed for use by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® (“the Company”). S&P®, S&P 500®, US 500, The 500, iBoxx®, iTraxx® and CDX® are trademarks of S&P Global, Inc. or its affiliates (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”). It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The Company’s Products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “S&P Dow Jones Indices”). S&P Dow Jones Indices does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Company’s Products or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Company’s Products particularly or the ability of the Indices to track general market performance. Past performance of an index is not an indication or guarantee of future results. S&P Dow Jones Indices’ only relationship to the Company with respect to the Indices is the licensing of the Index and certain trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of S&P Dow Jones Indices and/or its licensors. The Indices are determined, composed and calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices without regard to the Company or the Company’s Products. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation to take the needs of the Company or the owners of the Company’s Products into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Indices. S&P Dow Jones Indices has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the Company’s Products. There is no assurance that investment products based on the Indices will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is not an investment adviser, commodity trading advisory, commodity pool operator, broker dealer, fiduciary, “promoter” (as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended), “expert” as enumerated within 15 U.S.C. §77k(a) or tax advisor. Inclusion of a security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset within an index is not a recommendation by S&P Dow Jones Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security, commodity, crypto currency or other asset, nor is it considered to be investment advice or commodity trading advice.
S&P DOW JONES INDICES DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDICES OR ANY DATA RELATED THERETO OR ANY COMMUNICATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ORAL OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (INCLUDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS) WITH RESPECT THERETO. S&P DOW JONES INDICES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR DELAYS THEREIN. S&P DOW JONES INDICES MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE OR AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY THE COMPANY, OWNERS OF THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE INDICES OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY DATA RELATED THERETO. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL S&P DOW JONES INDICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, TRADING LOSSES, LOST TIME OR GOODWILL, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAS NOT REVIEWED, PREPARED AND/OR CERTIFIED ANY PORTION OF, NOR DOES S&P DOW JONES INDICES HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER, THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS OR OTHER OFFERING MATERIALS. THERE ARE NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN S&P DOW JONES INDICES AND THE COMPANY, OTHER THAN THE LICENSORS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES.
The Fidelity Multifactor Yield IndexSM 5% ER (the “Index”) is a multi-asset index, offering exposure to companies with attractive valuations, high quality profiles, positive momentum signals, lower volatility and higher dividend yield than the broader market, as well as U.S. treasuries, which may reduce volatility over time. Fidelity and its related marks are service marks of FMR LLC. Fidelity Product Services LLC (“FPS”) has licensed this index for use for certain purposes to North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® (the “Company”) on behalf of the Product. The Index is the exclusive property of FPS and is made and compiled without regard to the needs, including, but not limited to, the suitability needs, of the Company, the Product, or owners of the Product. The Product is not sold, sponsored, endorsed or promoted by FPS or any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the Index. The Company exercises sole discretion in determining whether and how the Product will be linked to the value of the Index. FPS does not provide investment advice to owners of the Product, nor to any other person or entity with respect to the Index and in no event shall any Product contract owner be deemed to be a client of FPS. Neither FPS nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the Index has any obligation to continue to provide the Index to the Company with respect to the Product. Neither FPS nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the Index makes any representation regarding the Index, Index information, performance, annuities generally or the Product particularly.
Fidelity Product Services LLC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. Fidelity Product Services LLC shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever with respect to the Product.
Morgan Stanley Dynamic Global Index (the “Index”) is the property of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. Any product that is linked to the performance of the index is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, or any of its affiliates (collectively, “Morgan Stanley”). Neither Morgan Stanley nor any other party (including without limitation any calculation agents or data providers) makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the advisability of purchasing this product. In no event shall Morgan Stanley have any liability for any special, punitive, indirect or consequential damages including lost profits, even if notified of the possibility of such damages. The index is the exclusive property of Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley and the index are service marks of Morgan Stanley and have been licensed for use for certain purposes. Neither Morgan Stanley nor any other party has or will have any obligation or liability to owners of this product in connection with the administration or marketing of this product, and neither Morgan Stanley nor any other party guarantees the accuracy and/or the completeness of the index or any data included therein. No purchaser, seller or holder of this product, or any other person or entity, should use or refer to any Morgan Stanley trade name, trademark or service mark to sponsor, endorse, market or promote this product, without first contacting Morgan Stanley to determine whether Morgan Stanley’s permission is required. Under no circumstances may any person or entity claim any affiliation with Morgan Stanley without the prior written permission of Morgan Stanley. In calculating the performance of the index, Morgan Stanley deducts, on a daily basis, a servicing cost of 0.50% per annum. This reduces the positive change or increase the negative change in the index level and thus decreases the return of any product linked to the index. The volatility control calculation applied by Morgan Stanley as part of the index’s methodology may decrease the index’s performance and thus the return of any product linked to the index. In addition, because the volatility control calculation is expected to reduce the overall volatility of the index, it will also reduce the cost of hedging certain products linked to the index.
Goldman Sachs Equity TimeX Index
This Index does not include dividends paid by the underlying companies.
The North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® fixed indexed annuity product (“Annuity Product”) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, guaranteed, underwritten, distributed or promoted by Goldman Sachs & Co. or any of its affiliates (including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.), with the exception of any endorsement, sales, distribution or promotion of this product that may occur through its affiliates that are licensed insurance agencies (excluding such affiliates, individually and collectively, “Goldman Sachs”) or its third-party data providers. Goldman Sachs is a trademark of Goldman Sachs and has been licensed for use by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® (the “Company”). Goldman Sachs and its third-party data providers make no representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the advisability of investing in annuities generally or in Fixed Indexed Annuities or the investment strategy underlying the Company’s Annuity Product, particularly, the ability of the Goldman Sachs Equity TimeX Index (the “Index”) to perform as intended, the merit (if any) of obtaining exposure to the Index or the suitability of purchasing or holding interests in the Annuity Product. Goldman Sachs and its third-party data providers do not have any obligation to take the needs of the holders of the Annuity Product into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index.
GOLDMAN SACHS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ADEQUACY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY AND/ OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR OF THE METHODOLOGY UNDERLYING THE INDEX, THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA SUPPLIED BY IT FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUITY PRODUCT. GOLDMAN SACHS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR DETERMINING, COMPOSING OR ANY OTHER ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN OF THE INDEX AND ANY RELATED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. GOLDMAN SACHS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN OR IN THE CALCULATION THEREOF. GOLDMAN SACHS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIRD-PARTY DATA IS USED UNDER LICENSE AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE INDEX. THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER HAS NO OTHER CONNECTION TO THE INDEX OR GOLDMAN SACHS SERVICES AND DOES NOT SPONSOR, ENDORSE, RECOMMEND OR PROMOTE THE INDEX OR ANY GOLDMAN SACHS SERVICES. THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER HAS NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INDEX OR GOLDMAN SACHS SERVICES. THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF ANY MARKET DATA LICENSED TO GOLDMAN SACHS AND SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN. THERE ARE NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER AND GOLDMAN SACHS.