Premiums ordinarily may be paid annually or on a "modal" basissemi-annually, quarterly or monthly.* The amount of a modal premium is greater than a simple fraction of the annual premiumfor example, a quarterly premium is greater than 1/4 of an annual premium. This is because a modal premium includes adjustments for such factors as additional collection costs and the fact that the Company does not receive, and have the use of, the entire premium at the beginning of the policy year.
The difference between the total modal premiums for the year and the annual premium can be expressed in the form of an Annual Percentage Rate (APR). The modal premium APR equates the additional charges for a modal payment to the interest rate on an installment loan.** For example, at the beginning of the policy year, the amount of the "loan" would be the annual premium less the first modal premium.
To find the APR related to the modal premiums you are paying on your policy, enter the premium amounts and premium frequency below and click on CALCULATE. To repeat the process for additional policies, click on CLEAR. If you need additional premium information for your policy, please contact your Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative.