Allianz is committed to offering you sustainable fixed index annuity benefits and guarantees in any economic environment. This is why, in extremely challenging economic conditions, we may change our rider charges on inforce business to maintain (and potentially improve) product benefits and guarantees.
Making a change to a rider charge after contract issue is not taken lightly and is not completely at our discretion. We will consider changing our rider charges only if one of the criteria below is met. If one of them is met, the charge may be increased in one of the following two calendar years. We also maintain the discretion to not change the rider charge if one of the criterion is met. We chose these criteria because they are related to the performance of the assets we use to meet our fixed index annuities’ guarantees. Please note that none of the thresholds we have established for these criteria have been met historically.