Add specific protection to a life insurance policy
with an available rider

Your clients can add specific protection to their life insurance policy with an available rider. Not all riders are available with all products or for all insureds. Some charge an additional fee and some do not. Please consult the specific product specifications for rider eligibility and requirements.

A variable universal life insurance contract is a contract with the primary purpose of providing a death benefit. It is also a long term financial investment that can also allow potential accumulation of assets through customized, professionally managed investment portfolios. These portfolios are closely managed in order to satisfy stated investment objectives. There are fees and charges associated with variable life insurance contracts including mortality and risk charges, administrative fees, investment management fees, front end load, surrender charges and charges for optional riders. Additionally, Variable universal life insurance and its riders have restrictions and limitations.

Available at an additional charge

Cash Value Plus Rider

This rider provides a surrender charge reduction if the policy is surrendered during the first eight policy years.  Additionally, the rider provides a premium charge refund if the policy is surrendered during the first three policy years. 

Children's Term Insurance Rider

This rider provides term insurance protection for the children of an insured.  It may be converted to a permanent insurance policy in the future without the child having to show evidence of insurability.

Disability Premium Waiver Rider

If the insured becomes totally disabled, premiums due for this policy are waived.

Disability Rider Waiver of Premiums or Monthly Deductions

If the insured is totally disabled for at least six months, this rider credits the monthly No Lapse Guarantee premium (or waives the monthly deductions, if greater). The disability must begin prior to the policy anniversary nearest age 60. If it begins after that time, monthly NLG premiums due (or monthly deductions due to be made, if greater) before the age 65 anniversary will be the only ones credited.

  • Available for issue ages 0-59
  • Must be added at policy issue; cannot be added later.
  • Available only on policies where the base insured is rated no higher than Class D.
  • Cost is taken as part of the monthly deductions against the net Policy Account Value.

Estate Protector Rider

During the first four policy years, the Estate Protector Rider provides additional insurance payable if both Insureds die.

Extended No Lapse Guarantee Rider

With this rider, if premium requirements are met, your policy is guaranteed for life even if your cash value drops to zero.

  • Available for issue ages 20-70
  • Must be added at policy issue, cannot be added later
  • Available only on policies that elect CVAT and Death Benefit Option A
  • There are additional costs associated with this rider. Refer to the prospectus for more information.

Long-Term Care Servicessm Rider

With this rider, your clients may become eligible to receive an accelerated death benefit that can be used for qualified long-term care expenses if the insured is chronically ill and receiving qualified long-term care services in accordance with a Plan of Care.  The monthly benefit payments are a percentage of the rider benefit pool at the time the long-term care payments begin.

  • Benefits paid under the rider are treated as a lien against the policy values, and do not accrue interest.
  • Generally available for issue ages 20-75.
  • There are a number of limitations and exclusions with regard to the Long-Term Care Servicessm Rider (LTCSR), including the insured must be rated Substandard (the equivalent of Table D) or better, with no substandard ratings of medical flat extras.
  • Monthly deductions for the rider are generally not considered to be distributions from the policy for federal income tax purposes.

Long-Term Care Servicessm Rider Details

Option to Purchase Additional Insurance

This rider allows clients to increase the policy face amount or to purchase a new policy on the life of the insured for the amount of the option, on specific dates, without evidence of insurability.

Return of Premium Death Benefit Rider

For an additional cost, this rider enables your clients’ beneficiaries to receive an additional death benefit generally equal to the sum of the specified percentage of each premium paid.

Integrated Term Insurance Rider (ITR)

This rider provides for additional coverage on each insured within a given case. The term insurance benefit provided by the ITR is the difference between the total death benefit and the base policy death benefit. There is a separate per $1,000 of ITR Face Amount administrative charge, and separate cost of insurance charges for coverage under the ITR.

  • The minimum ITR Face Amount at issue is $50,000 per insured.
  • The ITR is available at up to 90% of the Target Amount (base policy face amount plus ITR face amount) for any individual life policy with a Target Premium of $50,000 or a case with a Group Target Premium of at least $50,000.
  • The Target Premium is the Commissionable Target Premium (CTP) resulting from blending ITR and base policy coverage. The Target Premium after blending in term coverage must remain at least $50,000. The target premium for each policy depends upon the Base Policy Face Amount and the age, sex, and class of risk of the insured.  The ITR face amount does not contribute towards the target premium. 

Available at no additional charge


Charitable Legacy Rider®

The rider provides an additional death benefit of up to 1 percent of the current base policy face amount to the qualified charitable organization(s) chosen by the policy owner at no additional cost.  This benefit is in addition to the death benefit payable by the base policy and any other riders.

  • Rider must be added at policy issue.
  • Designated beneficiary charities must be accredited 501(c) organizations under  Internal Revenue Code 170 and must be named in the policy at issue, although they can be changed later.
  • Available for policies with face amounts of $1 million or more, where the benefit would be between $10,000 and $100,000.

Automatically included at no additional charge

Policy Loan Endorsement (not available in New York)

The Policy Loan Endorsement makes alternate loans available beginning in policy year 4.  With alternate loans, policy owners can allocate all, or a portion, of their loan collateral to amounts in the indexed options of their policy.

Interest Guarantee Endorsement

The Interest Guarantee Endorsement provides a minimum accumulation value called the Alternate Policy Account Value.  This value is used in addition to the regular Policy Account Value to provide additional protection in certain scenarios, including:

  • Adequacy of the policy value to cover monthly deductions to prevent policy lapse,
  • Cash Surrender Value at full surrender,
  • Death Benefit, and
  • Amount available for a policy loan.

Living Benefits Rider (terminal illness)

With this rider, your clients can receive a portion of the policy’s death benefit if the surviving insured is diagnosed as terminally ill, generally with no more than 12 months to live.

Loan Extension Endorsement

This feature, which is only available on Guideline Premium Test (GPT) policies, provides that the policy will not lapse because of a total loan balance that exceeds the larger of the current or initial base face amount, if certain conditions are met. 

  • This endorsement is automatically included at issue.  However, the Loan Extension Endorsement will not go into effect if the Return of Premium Death Benefit Rider is on the policy.
  • Once a policy is placed under Loan Extension, it cannot be deactivated.

Market Stabilizer Option® II (charge only if exercised)

When your clients need a more conservative allocation strategy to help manage market volatility, like when they are nearing retirement, our innovative Market Stabilizer Option® II Indexed Options can help. These indexed options track the S&P 500® Price Return Index and offer varying levels of downside protection with the potential for growth opportunities in various market conditions. There is an additional charge for the MSO II Indexed Option, please see prospectus for details.

No-Lapse Guarantee

The No-Lapse Guarantee (NLG) rider guarantees the policy will not terminate during the NLG period as long as the premium requirement for the NLG is met and any policy loan and accrued loan interest does not exceed the Cash Surrender Value of the Policy Account.

Option to Split upon Divorce Rider

With this rider, clients may split their Survivorship policy into two individual life insurance policies of equal face amount if they become legally divorced.

Option to Split upon Federal Tax Law Change Rider

With this rider, your clients can split their survivorship policy into two individual life insurance policies without providing evidence of insurability, if changes are made to the federal tax law reducing the marital deduction or the maximum federal estate tax bracket to a rate below 25 percent.

Paid Up Death Benefit Guarantee Endorsement

This endorsement guarantees that the policy will remain in effect for the client’s life, regardless of investment performance, as long as any loan or accrued loan interest does not exceed the policy account value. 

  • Can be elected any time after the fourth policy year and before the insured’s attained age 121, provided there is sufficient account value and the policy is not currently on waiver status or claim under the Loan Extension Endorsement, Living Benefits Rider, or Long-Term Care Services Rider.

Policy Continuation Rider (charge only if exercised)

This rider, if exercised, protects the policy from lapsing because of a loan balance that exceeds the current face amount.


All riders are subject to the terms and conditions of the rider. All riders may not be available in all jurisdictions. Some states may vary the terms and conditions. There may be an additional charge associated with obtaining certain riders. Some riders may not be available in combination with other riders and/or policy features.

This page is not a complete description of any of our variable life insurance policies. The prospectus contains more complete information about our variable life insurance products, including investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, limitations, and restrictions. Please make sure your clients read the product prospectus and consider the information carefully before purchasing a policy or sending money.

VUL Optimizer®, VUL Legacy®, BrightLife®, Charitable Legacy Rider®, and Market Stabilizer Option® are registered service marks, and VUL Incentive Life Protectsm, Equitable Advantagesm, COIL Institutional Seriessm and Long-Term Care Servicessm are service marks of Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company, NY, NY.

S&P 500 Price Return Index — Includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing approximately 80% coverage of U.S. equities. The S&P 500 Price Return Index does not include dividends declared by any of the companies included in this index. Larger, more established companies may not be able to attain potentially higher growth rates of smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion. S&P®, Standard & Poor’s®, S&P 500® and Standard & Poor’s 500® are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“Standard & Poor’s”) and have been licensed for use by the company. Market Stabilizer Option® II rider is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor’s, and Standard & Poor’s does not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Market Stabilizer Option®  II rider.

Life insurance products are issued by Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) or Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America (Equitable America), an Arizona stock company with an administrative office located in Charlotte, NC, and are co-distributed by affiliates Equitable Network, LLC (Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California in CA; Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah in UT; Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. in PR), and Equitable Distributors, LLC. Variable products are co-distributed by Equitable Advisors, LLC (Member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI and TN) and Equitable Distributors, LLC. When sold by New York based (i.e. domiciled) Equitable Advisors Financial Professionals life insurance is issued by Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY).

For financial professional use only/Not for distribution to the public.

GE-5236768.1 (01/2024) (Exp. 01/2026)