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Offering You Protection for a Lifetime With Explorer Plus® Universal Life Insurance

While some of life's responsibilities end at retirement, others continue for life. That's why Explorer Plus Universal Life Insurance is designed to last as long as you do and address a wide variety of financial planning needs. Explorer Plus helps protect those you care about most with a life insurance death benefit, while building income potential. Your policy could also help pay for college tuition, make charitable plans, protect your business's key employees or leave a lasting legacy to loved ones. Explorer Plus can provide coverage for your lifetime with flexibility for your life.

This product has specific eligibility requirements. We have multiple face amount options available to fit your needs. 

0-85 $25,000 juvenile; ages 0-191
$25,000 standard; ages 20-79
$100,000 standard; ages 20-79
  $100,000 preferred; ages 20-85

Key Features of Explorer Plus Universal Life Insurance

Potential for tax-deferred growth, which means that you don't pay income taxes on your money while it stays within your policy
Loans and withdrawals² available so you can borrow cash value from your policy even after the first year
No-lapse guarantee option providing the security of a death benefit as long as minimum premiums are paid
Income tax-free death benefit³
Competitively priced & flexible premium amounts
Payment flexibility to increase, decrease or suspend premiums (sufficient premium must be paid to maintain coverage)

Built-In Benefits of Explorer Plus

These benefits are automatically available to you as part of your Columbus Life policy. All riders may not be available in all states and may include an additional charge.

Life Plus Accelerated Death Benefit Rider®
Advances a portion of the death benefit when certain medical conditions are met4
Change of Insured Rider
Allows for a change of who is insured on the policy (corporate-owned policies only)
Overloan Protection Rider
Prevents policy lapse due to loans
10-Year Base No-Lapse Guarantee Benefit
Provides security of a guaranteed death benefit for the policy's first ten years5

Optional Riders for Explorer Plus Universal Life Insurance

Columbus Life also offers several optional riders that can be included in your policy. All riders may not be available in all states and may include an additional charge.

Accidental Death Benefit Rider
Pays an additional amount in addition to the death benefit if you die in an accident
Children's Term Rider
Covers eligible children ages 15 days to 18 years, until age 23
Disability Credit Rider
Provides a monthly premium credit after six months' total disability6
Enhanced Cash Value Rider
Reduces cash surrender charges during the policy's first five years
Extended No-Lapse Guarantee Rider
Offers two ways to continue guaranteed death benefit coverage after the first ten years of the policy7
Income Rider (Enhanced Value Rider)
Enhances the income payout by increasing the policy's cash values in later years
Insured Insurability Rider
Allows for an increase in specified amount of insurance regardless of health8
Other Insured Term Rider
Provides term insurance to age 959
Supplemental Coverage Rider
Provides permanent coverage along with insured base coverage

Find Out More About Explorer Plus Universal Life Insurance

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1 In NH, minimum issue age is 20 and juvenile underwriting class not available.
2 Loans will accrue interest. Loans and withdrawals may generate an income tax liability, reduce the Account Value and the Death Benefit, and may cause the policy to lapse. Sufficient premium and account value are necessary to cover insurance costs and charges. 
3 Death Benefits from a life insurance policy are generally paid income tax-free to policy beneficiaries.
4 Accelerated death benefits will reduce the death benefit and may affect the available loan amount and other policy values.
5 Continued Coverage Benefits in IL. Withdrawals, loans and late payments may require that additional premium be paid to keep the No-Lapse Guarantee active.
6 Disability Credit Rider is referred to as Disability Benefit Rider in GA, MD and OK.
7 By paying only the minimum No-Lapse Guarantee premium, you may be forgoing the opportunity to build a higher Account Value. At the end of the No-Lapse Guarantee period provided by either the policy or the rider, you may need to make significant additional premium payments. Withdrawals and loan indebtedness will cause an increase in the premium requirement under the Base and Extended Guarantees. Non-payment of the required minimum premium and changes to the specified amount or Death Benefit option may also damage the No-Lapse Guarantee feature. If the rider lapses, it may not be reinstated. All No-Lapse Guarantees take into account the time value of money (at 5.50% annual interest rate) with respect to premium payments and withdrawals.
8 Insured Insurability Rider is referred to as Guaranteed Insurability Rider in MD and TX.
9 Other Insured Term Rider is referred to as Covered Person Term Rider in NJ.  Subject to insurability.

Life insurance policies contain certain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact a financial representative for complete details.

Columbus Life Insurance Company is a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc.   

Flexible Premium Universal Life Insurance Policy series CL 85 0707, Accelerated Death Benefit Rider series CLR-137 1208, CLR-143 1208, CLR-179 1208, CLR-202 1409, Enhanced Cash Value Rider series CLR-173 0707, Overloan Protection Rider series CLR-178 0707, Supplemental Coverage Rider series CLR-176 0707, Extended No-Lapse Guarantee Rider series CLR-175 0707, Change of Insured Rider series CLR-160 0308, Other Insured Term Rider series CLR-177 0707, Children's Term Rider series ICC18 CLR-135 1803, Disability Credit Rider series CLR-174 0707, Insured Insurability Rider series, CLR-138 0101, Accidental Death Rider series, CLR-136 0101, Enhanced Value Rider CLR-199 1107, Enhanced No-Lapse Guarantee Rider (Return of Premium) CLR-197 1107 issued by Columbus Life Insurance Company.

Product and rider provisions, availability, definitions, and benefits may vary by state.

Payment of the benefits of Columbus Life Insurance Company products is backed by the full financial strength of Columbus Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the insurer.