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Funding Permanent Insurance with an Immediate Annuity

Here's a funding solution for clients who seek the protection of permanent life insurance, with the added benefits of an indexed universal life. Using a SPIA to fund the IUL, they can potentially increase death benefits while maximizing cash value for withdrawal opportunities.

Insurance Based Fixed Income Return

If you have middle-aged clients looking for term life, a guaranteed universal life policy with a return of premium rider could be a better option. They could surrender the GUL at year 25 for 100% of premiums paid, with the same death benefit coverage as the 25-year term.

LTC Solutions for Clients in their 70s

Many advisors assume that once a client reaches 70 years old, long-term care insurance becomes too restrictive and hard to sell. Higher pricing. Stricter underwriting. But now you can turn tax-deferred dollars into tax-free coverage with a linked-benefit LTC annuity.

Multi-Life DI for Business Owners

Women pay more than men for disability insurance coverage. Blame statistics and underwriting. Fortunately, there are multi-life options that help level the playing field. By purchasing coverage on multiple employees, female business owners can save money while protecting more lives.

Defined Contribution Deferred Compensation Plans

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.

Product Allocation Idea

Clients can withdraw income from any retirement account to provide income, but annuities create an important guarantee that other products do not offer. Check out this multiple-product allocation strategy that combines a SPIA, fixed or indexed annuity and mutual fund.

Key Person Disability for Non-Owner Employees

Businesses rely on people. If someone were unable to perform their role due to illness or injury, would the business continue to run smoothly? The risk of losing a key employee — someone essential to the success of the business — can be reduced through disability insurance.

Disability Buy-Out

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.

The Foundation to All Financial Plans

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.

Income Protection

Every solid structure requires a solid foundation. So, why is it that a person’s income is so often overlooked when creating a strong financial plan? Disability Insurance can help create paycheck protection in case your clients' income is disrupted - even for a short period of time.

Charitable Planning with IRAs Trusts Life Insurance

Clients who are philanthropic often own IRAs or other qualified retirement assets which carry potential tax problems. Naming a charity as the beneficiary of an IRA or including an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) may provide a more tax-efficient wealth preservation plan.

Institutionally Priced Corporate Owned Life Insurance

Many things keep business owners up at night, including taxation and protecting against the loss of key employees. Corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) can help with both. In this solution, we'll look at COLI as an institutionally priced cash value life insurance product.