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Clients looking for retirement income also need a plan for long-term care. Those seeking term protection should consider disability insurance. See what's new in life, annuities, LTC and DI — and make sure your clients are covered no matter what happens.
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Taxes get complicated. Retirement plans. Medicare. Social security. Estate and gift taxes. Health savings rates. Tax rate schedules. This tax reference pocket guide is easy to keep with you, with the information you need to keep at your fingertips while planning with your clients.
Taxes get complicated. Retirement plans. Medicare. Social security. Estate and gift taxes. Health savings rates. Tax rate schedules. Milage rates. This tax reference guide contains all the information you need to keep at your fingertips while planning with your clients.
Disability insurance works for your clients when they can’t. It keeps their families in their homes, children going to school and future plans in motion. This guide walks you through the need for DI, how to identify clients, key questions to ask to start the conversation and next steps.
With improved underwriting pre-screening and product enhancements, instant decision has changed the way your clients can get term insurance coverage. We'll highlight the best carriers and outline the ideal client profile, so your clients can get coverage on the spot.
Clients have more choices for long-term care planning than ever before. As an advisor, the key is understanding what they are and when they’re appropriate, so you can be a guide them through the decision-making process. This chart highlights the pros and cons of four common solutions.
The chart summarizes six proposed tax changes and the life insurance implications for each. It covers estate and gift tax changes, graduated estate tax rate, limitation on lifetime gifts and annual exclusion (Crummey gifts) to trusts, as well as changes to step-up in basis, GRATs and Grantor trusts.
High-net-worth clients who want significant amounts of trust-owned life insurance create potential estate tax exposure. In this case study, the individuals loaned the trust money, with the trustee investing loan proceeds and making annual premium payments on a large policy.
Many high-net-worth individuals have maxed out their qualified plan contributions, leaving a shortfall compared retirement income needs. Using after-tax dollars to fund a tax-efficient life insurance policy can mimic the funding and structure of a Roth and grow cash value tax-deferred.
As businesses grow, existing plans may be patched together inefficiently. In this case, three business owners operating with an entity purchase buy-sell agreement had a total of nine term policies. See how they reworked the partnership with cash accumulation life insurance.