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Part of business is mitigating risk. But many business owners haven't considered what they would do if a partner was too sick or hurt to help run the business. It's critical to have a written disability buy-out (DBO) plan before something happens – even if the plan is not funded.
Employer-provided long-term disability coverage is a start. But, there’s a cap on monthly benefits, and highly paid employees take a big pay cut if they go on claim. An individual DI policy can supplement group coverage and replace more income when clients need it most.
A financial plan has many important pieces, but your client’s ability to earn an income makes everything else possible. People insure their homes, cars and personal property, yet fail to insure the thing that makes it all possible. See how to protect their income with disability insurance.
In this conversation card, you're looking for clients with CDs that rollover regularly or where the clients aren't using the funds. Through a multi-year guarantee annuity (MYGA), you can provide principal protection and liquidity with a greater return than a typical CD.
Clients selling a business or personal property may prefer to liquidate their investment without having all the proceeds taxable in the year of the sale. If so, they should consider selling their appreciated asset in exchange for a guaranteed income stream of periodic payments.
When a client is in an accident, the medical, financial and emotional concerns can be a huge burden. The uncertainties of rehabilitation and future earnings potential must be considered. You can relieve some strains by recommending a structured settlement plan.
With flexible funding options, uncapped indices and and downside protection to eliminate market losses, IUL offers more than just a death benefit. Use the example in this flier to discover how to drive meaningful returns for your clients.
For clients with assets that are not generating key income, a great conversation starter is "What is your goal for this money?" If the discussion follows the path we commonly see, a few more questions could lead to a more suitable product solution. Follow this flowchart for more.
Employees with higher salaries may be at a disadvantage when it comes to benefits. This client-approved piece shows how a benefit restoration plan can fix that by purchasing additional life insurance coverage and then adding group DI for income protection.
With record low interest rates and record high estate exemptions, now is an unusually good time for high-net-worth clients to implement an estate planning strategy that shields family wealth from taxation. See how the numbers work with future taxes on the horizon.
Three plans. One goal: help a business owner retain key employees. Moving from simple to more complex, these plans include and an endorsement split dollar plan, executive bonus plan with option to add restriction and defined contribution supplemental retirement plan.
As a key employee retention strategy, a defined contribution deferred comp plan can be established with select employees. The business owner can design plan options such as implementing a vesting schedule and determining payout terms based on company performance.