SILAC Teton 10 Annuity Review

SILAC Teton Annuity Review

SILAC Teton 10 Year Fixed Index Annuity

The SILAC Teton 10 is a 10 year fixed index annuity that provides principal protection, upside potential, and enhanced liquidity features. 

The SILAC Teton 10 Annuity may be a good fit for you if you are looking for guarantees, growth potential, tax deferral, access to funds, and/ or wealth transfer capabilities.

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SILAC Teton 10 Details
SILAC's Teton Annuity series is a Modified Single Premium Fixed Indexed Deferred Annuity series. It's intended for a client seeking a long-term retirement savings vehicle. 

Inherited IRAs will be allowed on Teton with the following conditions:

  • When the beneficiary is younger than the decedent, maximum issue age of 65
  • When the beneficiary is older than the decedent, the maximum age at death is 65

The Teton series allows you to add an additional premium for the first policy year. All additional premiums will automatically be applied to the fixed interest strategy and can be reallocated at the end of the first year.

Flexible Premium: Yes, in the first contract year.

Available in: AL, AZ, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, RI, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY


The SILAC Teton 10 provides you access to your money in a few ways highlighted below.

Free withdrawals: In the 1st Policy Year, Required Minimum Distributions can be withdrawn. After the 1st Policy Year, Up to 5% of the Account Value or RMD can be withdrawn. One non-systematic free withdrawal allowed per year.

Cumulative Free Withdrawals: 
If not withdrawals are taken in a given year, fully unused free withdrawals can be carried over to the next policy year. The maximum cumulative free withdrawal amount is 30% of your account value (as the most recent policy


Minimum Premium: $10,000
Maximum Premium: $1,000,000
Contract Length: 10 Years
Insurance Company: SILAC Life Insurance Company
Company AM Best Rating: B+ (Good)
Maximum Issue Age: 85
Annual Free Withdrawals: 5% Beginning Year 2. Cumulative up to maximum of 30%.
Fees: None
Additional Riders: None

MARKET VALUE ADJUSTMENT: A Market Value Adjustment (MVA) applies to any withdrawal to which a withdrawal charge applies. It can either increase or decrease the amount you’ll receive. It does not apply after the withdrawal charge period ends.

Death Benefit: Beneficiary(s) will receive the full Account Value upon the death of the Owner.

Terminal Illness: Up to 100% of the Account Value can be withdrawn if the Owner is diagnosed with a Terminal Illness that results in the Owner having a life expectancy of 12 months or less and eligibility requirements are met. Available after the 1st Policy Year.

Nursing Home: Up to 100% of the Account Value can be withdrawn if the Owner is confined to a nursing home for at least 90 consecutive days and meets the eligibility requirement. Available after the 1st Policy Year.

ADL: Up to 100% of the Account Value can be withdrawn if the Owner is unable to perform 2 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living without the physical assistance of another person and meets eligibility requirements. Available after the 1st Policy Year. Please see the Certificate of Disclosure for more information


SILAC Life Insurance Company

Group Affiliation: Sterling Financial Ins Group, Inc
State of Domicile: Utah
NAIC Company Code: 62952
Year Founded: 1935
Address: 299 South Main Street #1100, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: (800) 352-5150

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SILAC Teton 10 Historical Rate of Returns Reviewed

The below rate of returns is based on hypothetical backtesting using the most recent 10 year period and repeated three times. The first-rate of return is the average rate of return for the most recent 10 year period, followed by the best 10-year annual average, and finally, the last number you see is the average annual rate for the worst 10 year period.

1-Year Barclays Atlas 5 Annual PTP Spread
Recent (NAIC) – 6.57% | 7% | 5.91%

1-Year Barclays Atlas 5 PTP Participation Rate
Recent (NAIC) – 6.28% | 6.75% | 5.73%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Average Spread
Recent (NAIC) – 3.87% | 3.87% | 0.97%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Average
Participation Rate
Recent (NAIC) – 3.57% | 3.65% | 1.54%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Average Cap
Recent (NAIC) – 3.21% | 3.35% | 2.24%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Monthly Sum Cap
Recent (NAIC) – 5.18% | 5.18% | 2.42%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Participation Rate
Recent (NAIC) – 3.81% | 3.81% | 2.72%

1-Year S&P 500 PTP Cap
Recent (NAIC) – 3.13% | 3.34% | 2.88%

1-Year Credit Suisse RavenPack PTP Spread
Recent (NAIC) – 6.87% | 7.28% | 5.87%

1-Year Credit Suisse RavenPack PTP
Participation Rate
Recent (NAIC) – 6.72% | 7.1% | 5.76%

1-Year Fixed Account: 2.25%

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