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Pension Maximization

Many clients are trying to make pension decisions for the future now. This can be especially tricky if they are trying to figure out whether to take a single life benefit or joint/survivor benefit annuity payout option from a defined benefit plan. This pension max overview can help.

Estate Tax Projection — Customized Proposal

Support a conversation about what federal estate taxes could apply given a client's level of wealth. Request your custom proposal for a straight-line projection of future values for up to three categories of assets comprising a client's taxable estate.

A Gift for Generations

Your clients may be planning to leave assets to children and grandchildren. But they can gift more than just cash. With life insurance, clients can combine cash value growth potential with death benefit protection for a tax-efficient gift that keeps on giving. See how it works.

Preserve Family Land

Landowners often have a deep appreciation for their ranch, farm, forest, wetland or other property – and have concerns about the long-term welfare of the land. A conversation easement can help protect the land while life insurance can replace lost market value for the estate.

Wealth Transfer with Estate Equalization

Wealth transfer strategies help ensure your client’s estate will be distributed the way they choose. Yet some of their beneficiaries may be uninterested in the asset, or ill-suited to own it. The solution may be to create an estate equalization plan using life insurance.

Planning for a Tax-Efficient Legacy

Currently, an estate is not subject to the federal estate tax until it exceeds $13.61 million (double for married taxpayers). In 2026, the current exemption will sunset, effectively cutting the amount in half. This piece looks at four options to protect your client's legacy before that happens.

Estate Planning Using a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

In the past, advisors recommended moving assets outside the taxable estate through an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) when faced with estate tax uncertainty even though this can result in a loss of control to those assets while alive. But, where ILITs fall short, Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (SLATs) shine.

Funding a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust with Life Insurance

With a spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT), one spouse makes a gift to an irrevocable trust using the gift tax exemption. The SLAT names the other spouse as a current beneficiary, which allows the trustee to distribute funds to the beneficiary spouse during their life.

Understanding The Estate Tax Exemption Sunset

The lifetime gift and estate tax exemption is set to be cut in half in 2026. It might seem like there's ample time to create a plan, but there is a practical deadline ahead of the statutory deadline. Here's what you need to know to avoid the rush.

Tax Reference Guide

Taxes get complicated. Retirement plans. Medicare. Social security. Estate and gift taxes. Health savings rates. Tax rate schedules. Mileage rates. This tax reference guide contains all the information you need to keep at your fingertips while planning with your clients.

Tax Reference Pocket Guide

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.

Generational Gift Planning

For high-net-worth clients who want to provide for their children and grandchildren, there's a better option than cash gifts. Clients should consider allocating the cash into a life insurance premium that can accumulate cash value as a potential retirement supplement and more.