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Designer Variable Annuity
Standardized Average Annual Total Return as of Monday, September 30, 2019

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 Calvert Research and Management (Calvert)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

VP EAFE International Index I   -13.64%   -4.02%   -1.12%*
  05/01/2005
VP SRI Balanced I   -3.2%   1.01%   4.69%*
  08/26/1996
VP SRI Mid Cap   -5.35%   1.6%   8.97%*
  05/01/1997

 DWS Investment Management Americas Inc. (DWS)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

Equity 500 Index VIP A   -8.14%   4.8%   8.99%*
  05/01/2000
Small Cap Index VIP A   -21.3%   2.18%   7.03%*
  05/01/2000

 Fidelity Management & Research Company (Fidelity)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

VIP Contrafund SC2   -12.24%   2.82%   7.49%*
  05/01/2000
VIP Equity-Income SC2   -7.04%   0.79%   6.23%*
  05/01/2000
VIP Government Money Market IC   -10.05%   -6.16%   -6.65%
  08/16/2013
7-Day Yield 0.84%, effective yield 0.85%                  
VIP High Income SC2   -5.85%   -1.9%   2.25%*
  05/01/2000

 Franklin Advisers, Inc. (Franklin Templeton)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

Foreign VIP Cl 2   -21.98%   -8.83%   -2.5%*
  12/01/2002

 Fred Alger Management Inc. (Alger)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

LargeCap Growth I-2   -19.79%   3.62%   7.69%*
  08/26/1996
MidCap Growth I-2   -16.12%   2.58%   7.17%*
  08/26/1996
Small Cap Growth I-2 #   -16.17%   6.65%   8.32%*
  08/26/1996

 Invesco Advisers Inc. (Invesco)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

V.I. Capital Appreciation I   -9.87%   3.43%   7.34%*
  05/01/1997
V.I. Discovery Mid Cap Growth Fund I   -7.2%   6.88%   11.07%*
  05/01/1997
V.I. Global Strategic Income I   -6.56%   -4.15%   -0.13%*
  05/01/1997
V.I. Main Street I   -6.74%   3.61%   8.28%*
  05/01/1997

 Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC (Neuberger Berman)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

AMT Mid-Cap Growth I   -10.77%   N/A   3.85%
  11/04/2015
AMT Short Duration Bond I   -8.27%   -5.61%   -3.46%*
  08/26/1996
AMT Sustainable Equity I   N/A   N/A   -22.25%
  04/26/2019

 Van Eck Associates Corporation (VanEck)
Portfolio   1
Year
  5
Years
  10 Years
or Since
Inception
  Subaccount
Inception
Date

Global Hard Assets IC   -33.29%   -21.86%   -9.12%*
  08/26/1996


Contact the Service Center at 1-800-745-1112 for the current interest rate on the Fixed Account. Ameritas Fixed Account guaranteed interest rate is 3.000%
Initial rates guaranteed from policy date until policy anniversary. Thereafter, all amounts will earn the interest rate declared in the month of the last policy anniversary.


# Closed to new money
* 10-year figure

Standardized Performance Data
Standardized average annual total returns are shown for periods beginning on the date each subaccount first invested in a corresponding series fund portfolio, and are current as of the end of the previous calendar quarter.

Standardized average annual total return for a specific period is calculated by taking a hypothetical $1,000 investment in a subaccount at the offering on the first day of the period ("initial investment"), and computing the ending redeemable value ("redeemable value") of that investment at the end of the period. The redeemable value is then divided by the initial investment and expressed as a percentage. Standardized average annual total return is annualized and reflects the deduction of fund company expenses, the current policy mortality and expense charge, the current percentage administrative expense risk charge, and the current annual policy fee (if any). The redeemable value also reflects the effect of any applicable withdrawal charge that may be imposed at the end of the period. No deduction is made for premium taxes which may be assessed by certain states. Some portfolio advisors have agreed to limit their expenses; without these limits, performance would have been lower. Yields shown are "annualized" yields. This means the income generated during the measured seven days is assumed to be generated each week over a 52 week period, and not reinvested, and is shown as a percentage of the investment.

We encourage you to obtain a personalized illustration which reflects all charges of the policy and the impact of those charges upon performance; contact your registered representative or us. See the prospectus for detailed information about policy charges and fund expenses.

Please Note: The following footnotes may not apply to all products.

Risks of Certain Kinds of Portfolios
Investment options are subject to market risk, which is the possibility that the market values of securities owned by the portfolio will decline and that the value of portfolio shares may therefore be less than what you paid for them. Accordingly, you can lose money investing in any investment option. Please be aware that some portfolios are subject to additional risks, which may include those listed below. More information about the specific risks involved can be found in each such portfolio's prospectus and by clicking on the fund portfolio name, above. The prospectuses for all of the portfolios available through the policy may be downloaded from this website, or contact us to send you a free copy.

Money Market Risk. Money market investment options are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other governmental agency. Although the portfolio seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per unit, it is possible to lose money by investing in this portfolio.

Overseas/emerging market, sector, and high income and small cap portfolios involve additional risk than may exist in portfolios investing in larger, more established or diversified companies in established countries.

High Yield Risk. Investment options that may invest up to 100% of net assets in lower rated bonds, commonly known as "junk bonds," entail greater risk than those portfolios that invest in higher rated securities.

International/Global/Emerging Markets Risk. International and global investment options involve risks associated with changes in currency values, economic, political and social uncertainty and market price swings. International and global portfolios may exhibit greater volatility of returns in the short-term. Risks that may be associated with investments in emerging markets include illiquidity and volatility.

Leveraged Risk. Investment options that borrow money to leverage involve more risk than portfolios that do not borrow money because the cost of borrowing money could exceed the returns for securities purchased or the securities purchased may go down in value.

Nondiversified Risk. Investment options that often invest in a more limited number of issuers involve more risk than portfolios that invest in a larger number of issuers because changes in the financial condition or market value of a single issuer may cause great volatility.

Sector Concentration Risk. Investment options that are at times more heavily invested in certain economic sectors may have more volatile performance than that of more broad-based portfolios.

Small Company Risk. Small company stocks, as a whole, may experience larger price fluctuations than large company stocks or other types of investments. Small companies tend to have shorter operating histories and may have less experienced management.

Additional Information
Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust portfolios are generally sold only to insurance company separate accounts as investment options for variable insurance products.

The Calvert VP EAFE International Index portfolio is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. (MSCI) or any affiliate of MSCI and MSCI makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the portfolio.

“Nasdaq” and related marks are trademarks or service marks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Calvert Group, Ltd. and the Nasdaq–100® Index Portfolio. The Nasdaq–100® Index is composed and calculated by Nasdaq without regard to Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Nasdaq makes no warranty, express or implied, and bears no liability with respect to the Calvert VP Nasdaq 100 Index Portfolio.

The “Russell 2000 Index” is a trademark/service mark of the Frank Russell Company. Russell is a trademark of the Frank Russell Company. Calvert Investment Management, Inc. and the Calvert VP Russell 2000 Small Cap Index Portfolio are not promoted, sponsored or endorsed by, nor in any way affiliated with Frank Russell Company. Frank Russell Company is not responsible for and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to its accuracy, or completeness, or otherwise.

“S&P 500®” and “S&P MidCap 400 Index” are trademarks of McGraw-Hill, Inc. The Calvert VP S&P MidCap 400 and S&P 500 Index Portfolios are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor’s and Standard & Poor’s makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the portfolios.

The Fixed Account is backed by the claims-paying ability of the insurance company issuing the policy.

Variable products are issued by Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and underwritten by affiliate Ameritas Investment Corp. Variable products include risk of loss, including principal. Before investing, carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information about the policy issuer and underlying investment options. This material must be accompanied by current product and investment options prospectuses. Prospectuses are available on this website or by calling 800-745-1112. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.



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Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value No Bank Guarantee