Annual Cash Refund

The AICPA Trust Life, Disability, and Group Variable Universal Life (GVUL) Plans, issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential), can offer insurance protection that helps provide security at affordable rates and the opportunity for Annual Cash Refunds.

The money not used for claims, expenses, and other charges is distributed back to the Plan's participants as an Annual Cash Refund.

Annual Cash Refund distribution percentages are based on the participant's age, rate class, payment basis, and any Annual Cash Refund enhancement they are eligible for.

The Annual Cash Refunds vary year to year, and while not guaranteed, Plan participants have received Annual Cash Refunds from the AICPA Insurance Trust every year, without fail, since each Life Insurance Plan’s inception, and for over three decades for each Disability Insurance Plan. Historically, Trust Plan participants eagerly anticipate news about their potential Annual Cash Refund.

Annual Cash Refund News for 2021

  • The Annual Cash Refund was distributed on February 23
  • This is the 74th straight year the Trust has distributed an Annual Cash Refund
  • This year’s Annual Cash Refund is $105 million distributed to over 160,000 members
  • Over 92,000 members will have immediate access to their Annual Cash Refund through electronic deposit 
  • Click to view the Committee Report with Annual Cash Refund percentages and Trust Refund FAQs​
  • Conveniently access your Annual Cash Refund Statement/Schedule K-1 online

Annual Cash Refund Options May Add More Money to Your Annual Cash Refund

A member’s Annual Cash Refund is increased by $25.00 if the member has more than one Trust product. For participants making monthly Electronic Fund Tra​nsfer payments, the Annual Cash Refund basis is increased by $25.00. The Annual Cash Refund is reduced by $6.00 for participants with Dependent Child Coverage.

ACH Option Results in Faster Refund Delivery 

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for ACH and have future Annual Cash Refunds deposited to your savings or checking account the day they become available. To thank planholders for registering for electronic deposits, a one-time $25 increase will be added to your Annual Cash Refund in the year in which you successfully enroll. Sign up using these three easy steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose “Annual Refunds;” select “Annual Refund Preferences;” select “Update Preference”
  3. Choose “Electronic Bank Deposit/ACH;” fill in your banking information

View the committee report with Annual Cash Refund percentages

View Frequently Asked Questions

PLEASE NOTE– The participant receiving their Annual Cash Refund by check acknowledges and agrees that in order to obtain the Annual Cash Refund, if any, all Annual Cash Refund checks must be presented for payment according to the terms and procedures set forth in this paragraph. Without limiting the foregoing, Annual Cash Refund checks shall be deemed null and void if not duly presented for payment by, or on behalf of, the participant or former participant by the expiration date (not to be less than 180 days from the date of issuance) set forth on the face of the check. If a participant fails to timely present for payment a Annual Cash Refund check according to this provision and has not, prior to the expiration of the initial Annual Cash Refund check, requested re-issuance of such check, the full amount of the Annual Cash Refund shall be applied toward any of the participant’s contribution payments due; if no contribution payments are due or owing by the participant at the time the Annual Cash Refund check expires, the Annual Cash Refund amount shall be applied toward future contributions as they become due, until the participant receives the full Annual Cash Refund amount. Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, upon termination of coverage under the applicable trust, nothing herein shall limit a participant’s right to receive a full Annual Cash Refund of any unearned contributions or unapplied portion of expired Annual Cash Refunds. For Participants receiving their Annual Cash Refund by ACH, if we are unsuccessful in transmitting the Annual Cash Refund to the bank account we have on file, we will issue the Annual Cash Refund by check, which will follow the same rules noted above.

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