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Old 05-03-2017, 11:12 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jboussea View Post
does the illustrated rate affect the target premium?
Interesting idea.

I can't see how it would work though. One, why would you do it that way? Two, if it did, then poor performance should cause the target premium to rise, not fall. So if anything, it should generate a higher commission. I can't see how poor performance would lead to a lower target premium as if anything the policy now needs more money, not less.

Again, an interesting idea. I simply don't see how it would generate a chargeback in a situation like this. Of course, why in the world would a company chargeback commission because an IUL under-performed?

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Old 05-03-2017, 12:48 PM   #12
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What's odd about this whole thing is that the policy under-performed TO THE ILLUSTRATION - implying that it is the AGENT'S FAULT rather than the underlying index performance.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:52 PM   #13
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What's odd about this whole thing is that the policy under-performed TO THE ILLUSTRATION - implying that it is the AGENT'S FAULT rather than the underlying index performance.
Please clarify. Are you saying you feel that the company is trying to blame the agent, versus acknowledging the index didn't perform as expected? Or are you saying that the agent set the interest rate too high in the illustration and is to blame?

An illustration isn't worth the paper it is printed on. Something will always be different: premium amounts and timing, company expenses, index performance, interest rates, etc. Way too much for anyone to control, if actual performance is in the same ballpark as the illustration, you did great.

Now, I have seen some where the policy actually outperformed the illustration, and that is awesome. Each year it does that increases the likelihood it will outperform as a whole.

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Old 05-03-2017, 12:58 PM   #14
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This is in the first post:

I called the company and they told me that the chargebacks were because the policies didn't perform to what the illustration projected so they took back the difference in my commission between the projection and how the policy actually performed.
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Then I asked if the difference was actually credited to the policies and the OP said yes.

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So yeah, Global Atlantic (Accordia), according to this thread, (through the default illustration rate - per the OP) is blaming the agent for "over-promising" what their policies would do and charged back the difference from the agent to credit to the policies.
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by DHK View Post
This is in the first post:



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Then I asked if the difference was actually credited to the policies and the OP said yes.

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So yeah, Global Atlantic (Accordia), according to this thread, (through the default illustration rate - per the OP) is blaming the agent for "over-promising" what their policies would do and charged back the difference from the agent to credit to the policies.
I would love to see the contract language that would allow it.

Regardless, that is extremely shady behavior, if the OP's account is true. If he used the default illustration rate, it is not his fault the policy under-performed.

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Old 05-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by scagnt83 View Post
You need to look at the Commission Schedule. That is the document which usually spells out what can cause a Chargeback.

There is nothing in what you posted that really tells you about Chargebacks. Other than just the fact that you agree to pay them back in a timely manner.

However, it seems that Accordia charges agents 6.75% per year on any debt they have.... I wonder if any of my contracts have something like that in it?...
That's a generally standard practice and rate for commission advances.

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Originally Posted by VolAgent View Post
I would love to see the contract language that would allow it.

Regardless, that is extremely shady behavior, if the OP's account is true. If he used the default illustration rate, it is not his fault the policy under-performed.
He posted some screenshots of a basic contract agreement, but nothing about the compensation arrangements or when an incident of charge back can occur.

I'd love to see that language too... then we'll blackball them on the forum, if it is true. It would certainly turn me off to doing any business with any company that is not a US company. (They are based in Bermuda. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/s...apId=182600212)
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:56 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by DHK View Post
What's odd about this whole thing is that the policy under-performed TO THE ILLUSTRATION - implying that it is the AGENT'S FAULT rather than the underlying index performance.
let's provide you with high illustration rate so you can and get a lot of policies with us over the other guys.. and then when your policy underperforms .. we'll blame you for using our high rates ..
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None of this makes sense.

The market is up a good bit over the past 5 years. Most IULs ive sold are currently OVER their illustrated values. I dont have a single policy thats under what was illustrated.

Even at rosy illustration levels, it seems to me that most policies over the past 5 or even 8 years, would be at strong levels. Unless they just stuck it all in the fixed account.... or if it was all in a Monthly Point to Point allocation... but a traditional Annual Point to Point allocation has killed it over the past 8 years.


I would bet its because of a large Loan or Withdrawal. Just a guess though. But underperformance due to index returns seems improbable.
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Originally Posted by Champion692G View Post
Hello Everyone,

I am appointed with Accordia and have written several IULs with them over the last couple of years, going back to when they were Aviva. I was randomly checking my commissions one day and saw that I had a sizeable negative balance. I checked my book of business and saw that all of my clients were active and paying, no lapses or cancellations at all.

I called the company and they told me that the chargebacks were because the policies didn't perform to what the illustration projected so they took back the difference in my commission between the projection and how the policy actually performed.

My question is, has anyone else ever heard of this? Every person I have spoken with has never heard of any company doing this and is appalled that Accordia would. Also does any one know any recourse I have to combat this because having this balance is preventing me from getting any renewals because it all goes to paying down the balance.

Thank You
What I took from this is they are paying you renewals if this was because the policy didn't perform causing them to take back commissions what's changed that they are paying renewals now?
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:38 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by scagnt83 View Post
None of this makes sense.

The market is up a good bit over the past 5 years. Most IULs ive sold are currently OVER their illustrated values. I dont have a single policy thats under what was illustrated.

Even at rosy illustration levels, it seems to me that most policies over the past 5 or even 8 years, would be at strong levels. Unless they just stuck it all in the fixed account.... or if it was all in a Monthly Point to Point allocation... but a traditional Annual Point to Point allocation has killed it over the past 8 years.


I would bet its because of a large Loan or Withdrawal. Just a guess though. But underperformance due to index returns seems improbable.
Exactly .. I was thinking about that.. . Most IUL's should be above the 7 and 8% illustration rate.. they' haven't been around for that long .. unless the agent was not using the S&P point to point ..
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