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Variable Universal Life Insurance

A protection plan that gives you the freedom to invest

Like all life insurance policies, variable universal life1 helps individuals who want life insurance to protect their loved ones, but it also provides them the flexibility to invest. This type of permanent life insurance offers:
  • The widest range of investment options

    Have the freedom to decide where to invest your cash value. Choose subaccounts similar to mutual funds, fixed accounts, or asset allocation programs that can easily be accessed through cash value loans or withdrawals.2 This comes with higher growth potential, and increased risk.

  • Full market participation

    No limits on how much cash value you can gain or lose like other universal life products. The value of your policy depends on the market performance of your subaccounts. Your cash value growth is not limited, but like other investments, there is also potential to lose value.

To learn about pricing for variable universal life insurance, contact a life insurance expert.

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1Variable universal life products are long-term investments designed to provide life insurance protection and flexibility in connection with premium payments and death benefits. You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the investment alternatives before purchasing a policy. These policies have limitations and are sold by prospectus only. The prospectus contains details on the investment alternatives, policy features, the underlying portfolios, fees, charges, expenses, and other pertinent information. To obtain a prospectus or a copy of the underlying portfolio prospectuses, please contact Allstate Assurance Company. Please read the prospectuses carefully before purchasing a contract.

2Partial withdrawals and surrenders from life policies are generally taxed as ordinary income to the extent the withdrawal exceeds your investment in the contract, which is also called the "basis." In some situations, partial withdrawals during the first 15 policy years may result in taxable income prior to recovery of the investment in the contract. Loans are generally not taxable if taken from a life insurance policy that is not a modified endowment contract (MEC). However, when cash values are used to repay a loan, the transaction is treated like a withdrawal and taxed accordingly. Unpaid interest on loans is added to the loan principal, thereby increasing the total debt on the policy. The combination of an increasing loan balance and deductions for contract charges and fees may cause the policy to lapse, triggering ordinary income tax on the outstanding loan balance to the extent it exceeds the cost basis in the policy. Loans, if not repaid, and withdrawals reduce the policy's death benefit and cash surrender value.

Guarantees offered are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

This life insurance information is provided for general consumer educational purposes and is not intended to provide legal, tax or investment advice. Life Insurance offered through Allstate Life Ins. Co. & Allstate Assurance Co., 3075 Sanders Rd, Northbrook IL 60062; American Heritage Life Ins. Co., 1776 American Heritage Life Dr., Jacksonville FL 32224. In New York, life insurance offered through Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, 878 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 400, Hauppauge, New York 11788-3089.

Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA and SIPC, Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506, 877-525-5727.Check the background of this firm on FINRA's BrokerCheck website.

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