Universal Life 

Performance Plan RS91

Original line of business: Maritime Life

Updated on: Dec 20, 2018

The Performance Plan is a Universal Life policy originally issued by Maritime Life.

Product administration guide: N/A

Dividend options: Yes

Bonus: N/A 

Dividend options

Interest bonus:  

  • An interest rate bonus is available beginning in the 11th policy year
  • Starting in year 11, the investment return applicable to the general account and each new guaranteed investment account deposit or reinvestment will be increased by the lesser of: 
    • 1%; and 15% of the most recently declared income fund rate 



Premium paying period


Scheduled premium 

  • The initial scheduled premium is the premium level which will be billed to the policy owner
  • It is any amount between the minimum and maximum premium levels determined for the client based on their age and smoker status
  • In the first two policy years, the scheduled premium may not be decreased below the minimum premium level
  • After the first two policy years, the premium may be skipped entirely, or reduced to any amount subject to the minimum requirement of $20 

Target premium 

The target premium represents a level of premium where the policy will likely reach "crossover" and will not require premiums for life  

Flexible premiums 

  • Additional flexible premiums can be made subject to limits designed to retain the tax-exempt status of the policy
  • The minimum flexible premium is the greater of:
  • $20 monthly premium, and
  • The shortfall, if any, between the sum of the general account and the t-bill account and the sum of the deductions to be made from the general account up to the next processing date
  • These premiums are treated as premiums more than the target premium 

Policy fees


Deposit load

An applicable premium tax based on province will be charged. The charges may be changed if provincial tax rates change

Non forfeiture option: Yes

Loans: Yes

Withdrawals: Yes

Non-forfeiture option

Lapse processing: 

The policy will terminate without value if either of these two conditions are met:   

  • After a scheduled premium payment is missed and a grace period of thirty days expires, the cash value becomes less than zero, or
  • At any time, the working capital is less than zero  

Please note all riders will fall off of the policy if the policy goes on extended, unless immediate payment arrangements are made. The 87 and 91 contracts state the client may resume payments subject to evidence of insurability should they meet certain criteria


  • Loans are available to a maximum of the income option reduced by one year’s interest
  • Performance Plan 87 and 91 are allowed loans against the percentage allocation in the income option less one year's loan interest. For example: if the policy has 75% of the fund allocation to income, they can only loan 75%, less one year's interest, of the policy value. If the client wants to be able to loan against the entire value, then they will need to do a fund allocation change to 100% income. A fund change may be required if income is not currently an investment fund on the policy.  We would need the financial change form nn1511e/nn1511f to be completed


  • There is no partial withdrawal fee. Market value adjustments or a possible administration charge may occur if the face amount is reduced in order to maintain coverage. The minimum withdrawal amount is $100.00
  • Please note that if the death benefit is level and the client requests to withdraw funds, the face amount of the policy will be reduced by the withdrawal amount. A letter is sent to the policy owner with the cheque explaining that if they do not want the face amount decreased, the cheque must be returned uncashed

Cash value

Working capital 

  • A policy's working capital is the sum of all investments in the general account, t-bill account, and fixed interest options 

Cash value 

  • The cash value is equal to the sum of the value of all investment accounts (working capital) less any applicable market fund adjustments, surrender charges, and any outstanding loan

Reduced paid up


Premium offset/holiday: Yes

Premium offset/holiday


Death benefit


Reinstatement period