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A term used in bookkeeping. For example, the insurance expense account may have various different subcategories such as building and property insurance, auto/fleet insurance, general liability, environmental, professional liability, law enforcement, and other insurance.


An account within an account. For example, funds in a subaccount may be available only to a certain person, or may be used only for a certain purpose.


The separate account funds to which you allocate your variable annuity premiums are sometimes called subaccounts.

Each subaccount is managed by an investment specialist, or team of specialists, who make buy and sell decisions based on the subaccount's objective and their analysts' research.

If you're comparing different contracts to decide which to purchase, among the factors to consider are the variety of subaccounts each contract offers, the past performance of those subaccounts, the experience of the professional manager, and the fees.

In evaluating the past performance and other details of the subaccounts a contract offers, or those you select in the contract you choose, you can use the prospectus the annuity company provides for each subaccount. You may also be able to find independent research from firms such as Morningstar, Inc., Standard & Poor's, and Lipper. However, past performance is not indicative of future results.

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With variable annuities, our clients have the opportunity to adapt to economic changes by shifting assets from and between the various sub-accounts that represent different asset classes and sectors.
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The contract holder decides when to activate the guarantee; when they do, funds are automatically shifted into the guaranteed sub-accounts.
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When setting up the chart of accounts, sub-accounts can be established, which are also called "virtual bank accounts.
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Advanced deposit accounts have annual fees and allow for more sophisticated account management with the following options: Master and sub-accounts allow funds to be deposited into a single account and to "trickle down" to multiple sub-accounts.