Indexed Explorer Plus®

Universal Life Insurance

A sense of financial stability for your family. Protection for your business. A lasting legacy for the people and organizations that are meaningful to you. Security for your loved ones while potentially building money to use during your lifetime. Life insurance may be able to help you achieve all these goals, and you can navigate your financial course confidently with Indexed Explorer Plus.

Key Features

One fixed and three indexed account options to help money grow inside your policy.
Three global indexed account options use the performance of the S&P 500®.
Policy loans1 available so you can borrow from your policy.
Guaranteed minimum of 2% annual credited interest rate in the fixed account option. Guaranteed 1% or 0% annual credited interest rate in the indexed account options.2
Income tax-free death benefit.
Payment flexibility to increase, decrease or suspend premiums (sufficient premium must be paid to maintain coverage).


Face Amounts
$25,000 juvenile; ages 0-19
$25,000 standard; ages 20-79
$100,000 preferred; ages 20-79

Advances a portion of the death benefit when certain medical conditions are met.
Change of Insured Rider
Allows for a change of who is insured on the policy (corporate-owned policies only).
Dollar Cost Averaging Account
Pays premiums systematically into fixed and/or indexed accounts, according to your chosen account options.
Overloan Protection Rider
Prevents policy lapse due to loans.
Persistency Bonus
Credits your policy each year with a guaranteed bonus, beginning in policy year 11.
10-Year Minimum Premium No-Lapse Guarantee Benefit4
Provides security of a guaranteed death benefit for the policy's first ten years.
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 Rider5
Provides a monthly premium credit after six months' total disability.
Enhanced Cash Value Rider
Reduces cash surrender charges during the policy's first five years.
Insured Insurability Rider6
Allows for an increase in specified amount of insurance regardless of health.
Other Insured Term Rider7
Provides term insurance to age 95.
Premium Deposit Account
Make future premium payments to your policy to help you meet your financial goals. (not available in AZ, CT, MA, MD, MO, MN, NJ, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT).
Supplemental Coverage Rider
Provides permanent coverage along with insured base coverage.

1 Loans accrue interest. Loans and withdrawals may be subject to additional charges and fees.
2 At the time of application, either the Index Accounts with the 1% minimum guaranteed interest rate or the Index Accounts with the 0% minimum guaranteed interest rate must be selected. The Index Accounts with the 0% minimum guaranteed interest rate may have a higher Index Cap Rate, Index Participation Rate, and Index Threshold Rate or a lower Index Spread Rate, as applicable, than the Index Accounts with the 1% minimum guaranteed interest rate during the same period, but this is not guaranteed. The Index Accounts selected at the time of application cannot be changed after the policy is issued. The 0% minimum guaranteed interest rate option is not available in IN.
3 Accelerated death benefits will reduce the death benefit and may affect the available loan amount and other policy values.
4 Withdrawals, loans and late payments may require that additional premium be paid to keep the No-Lapse Guarantee active.
5 Disability Benefit Rider in GA, MD and OK.
6 Guaranteed Insurability Rider in MD and TX.
7 Covered Person Term Rider in NJ. Subject to insurability.
An IUL is a universal life policy. It has insurance related costs. Premiums paid must produce sufficient cash value to pay insurance charges. Indexed returns do not protect against lapse if premiums and returns do not provide sufficient cash value to cover loan interest and insurance costs.
Loans, which will accrue interest, and withdrawals can generate an income tax liability, reduce the Account Value and the Death Benefit, or may cause the policy to lapse. Sufficient premium and account value is necessary to cover insurance costs. Index returns do not guarantee that the policy will stay in force.
The S&P 500® is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a division of S&P Global, or its affiliates (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Columbus Life Insurance Company.  Standard & Poor’s® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a division of S&P Global (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Columbus Life Insurance Company.  Columbus Life Insurance Company’s Indexed Explorer Plus is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500®.
Life insurance products are not bank products, are not a deposit, are not insured by the FDIC, nor any other federal entity, have no bank guarantee and may lose value.
Payment of the benefits of Columbus Life Insurance Company products is backed by the full financial strength of Columbus Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Product and feature availability varies by state.
Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Columbus Life Insurance Company.
This site is intended to provide a general overview of our products. Please review each product's Producer Guide, Client Guide, and Product Specification Sheet for full product details.
Columbus Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, OH is licensed in the District of Columbia and all states except New York.
Indexed Explorer Plus Flexible Premium Universal Life Policy and some riders may not be available in all states. Benefits vary by state. Check the approved state variation. Flexible Premium Universal Life Insurance Policy series ICC17 CL 88 1708; Enhanced Cash Value Rider series CLR-173 0707; Overloan Protection Rider series CLR-178 0707; Accelerated Death Benefit Rider series CLR-202 1409, CLR-143 1208 and CLR-137 1208; Supplemental Coverage Rider series CLR-176 0707; Change of Insured Rider series CLR-160 0308; Other Insured Term Rider series CLR-177 0707; Children’s Term Rider series CLR-135 0101; Disability Credit Rider series CLR-174 0707; Insured Insurability Rider series CLR-138 0101; Accidental Death Benefit Rider series CLR-136 0101; Premium Deposit Account Rider series CLR-205 1708.