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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.

Key Person Business Protection

Start the conversation to help protect your business owner clients against the loss of a key employee. The business purchases life insurance or disability insurance on a key person and pays all premiums. Upon death or disability, the benefit is paid directly to the business.

Creating an Estate Planning Nirvana

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.

Opportunities Through Buy Sell Reviews

Developing an exit strategy is a pressing financial challenge facing small-business owners. For businesses with more than one owner, the ability to successfully sell a business interest at retirement is often dependent upon the quality of their buy-sell agreement.

Pension Risk Transfer Solutions

Rising costs, increased regulation and market volatility may prompt defined benefit plan sponsors to consider mitigating of pension risk. Settlement planning can reduce the risk on an underfunded plan, reducing plan liabilities and improve the funded status of a plan.

The Power of Settlement Planning

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.

Reducing Pension Risk

Many companies are focused on managing significant risks posed by their defined benefit plans, placing constraints on company performance. Here are five misconceptions that may prevent a plan sponsor from taking advantage of pension risk management solutions.

The Structured Installment Sale

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.

No-Load Indexed Universal Life

Yes, insurance solutions can work for fee-based advisors. Learn about an exciting fee-based indexed universal life product, exclusive to Ash Brokerage. With flexible premiums and a simple structure, this no-load IUL has one of the most transparent and low-cost solutions in the industry.

Business Owner Key Employee Retention

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.