Company:  VARIABLE ANNUITY ACCOUNT
Form Type:  485BPOS
Filing Date:  10/9/2018 
CIK:  0000768609 
Address:  400 ROBERT ST NORTH 
City, State, Zip:  ST PAUL, Minnesota 55101-2098 
Telephone:  (612) 223-4306 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
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  FORM 485BPOS
    THE VARIABLE ANNUITY ACCOUNT INVESTS IN THE FOLLOWING FUND ...
    INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, THE FUNDS' SUBADVISOR.
      SALES CHARGES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
    PENALTY TAX ON PREMATURE DISTRIBUTIONS
    PERFORMANCE DATA
    STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      Performance
      Financial Statements
    APPENDIX A -- CONDENSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL ...
    APPENDIX B -- ILLUSTRATION OF VARIABLE ANNUITY VALUES
    APPENDIX C -- TYPES OF QUALIFIED CONTRACTS
    APPENDIX D -- EXAMPLES OF THE HIGHEST ANNIVERSARY VALUE II ...
    APPENDIX E -- EXAMPLES OF PREMIER II DEATH BENEFIT OPTION
    APPENDIX F -- EXAMPLES OF ESTATE ENHANCEMENT BENEFIT II OPTION
    APPENDIX G -- EXAMPLES OF THE GUARANTEED MINIMUM INCOME ...
    APPENDIX H -- EXAMPLES OF THE OVATION LIFETIME INCOME II ...
    APPENDIX I -- EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH HIGHEST ANNIVERSARY ...
    APPENDIX J - EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH CORE FLEX SINGLE AND ...
    APPENDIX K - EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH ASCEND SINGLE AND JOINT ...
    APPENDIX L - EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH SUMMIT SINGLE AND JOINT ...
    APPENDIX M - EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH VALUE SINGLE AND JOINT ...
    APPENDIX N -- EXAMPLES OF THE MYPATH ASCEND 2.0 SINGLE AND ...
    APPENDIX O - EXAMPLES OF THE SURETRACK PLUS 90 OPTION
    APPENDIX P -- HISTORIC BENEFIT BASE ENHANCEMENT RATES AND ...
    APPENDIX Q -- EXAMPLES OF THE PREMIER PROTECTOR DEATH ...
    STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      Performance Data
      Financial Statements
      PERFORMANCE
      Financial Statements
      Financial Statements
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    APPENDIX
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      Notes to Financial Statements
      (7) FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
        FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
        INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
      The Board of Directors
      MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
        BALANCE SHEET
        STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
        STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
        CASH FLOW
      INSURANCE REVENUES AND EXPENSES
        STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
        INCOME STATEMENT
        INCOME STATEMENT
        BALANCE SHEET
        OPERATING EXPENSES
    PART C
      ITEM 24. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      Item 25. Directors and Officers of the Minnesota Life ...
      Item 26. Persons Controlled by or under common control with ...
      ITEM 29. PRINCIPAL UNDERWRITERS
        NAME AND TITLE
      ITEM 30. LOCATION OF ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS
      ITEM 31. MANAGEMENT SERVICES
      ITEM 32. UNDERTAKINGS
    SIGNATURES
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 99.9
  EXHIBIT 99.10
  EXHIBIT 99.13