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Answer the question "How much life insurance do I need". With this simple form, it's easy to know how much life insurance to quote. It will help you start a conversation around income need, expenses and assets, to quickly estimate their life insurance needs.
Sometimes it can take a little preparation to help an insurance carrier see the worth of a key person. By understanding what carriers are looking for, it’s possible to justify high face amounts on key person policies. This article will guide you through financial underwriting justification.
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.
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.
Although a deferred annuity is great for accumulating retirement funds, it's not an efficient vehicle to transfer wealth. Deferred income may be subject to income or estate taxes at death. Using annuity maximization, assets from the annuity can be repositioned to maximize value.
After an Ash Life Audit analysis process is complete, you'll receive a comprehensive report of findings and recommendations. The Professional Output provides a detailed look to fully evaluate current coverage, including discussion points, market analysis, and potential next steps.
Estate planning is an important part of tax diversification, and life insurance can be an effective resource for achieving it. This example illustrates the benefits of the strategy with projected values and client options for coverage.
Fluidless, accelerated, express, simplified – no matter the words you use, one thing is certain: More and more insurance companies are offering streamlined underwriting processes. This cheat sheet will give you an overview of the programs available and if your clients qualify.
This discussion outline helps establish a need for business owners to create a guaranteed issue life insurance program. Common needs are buy-sell for businesses with a lot of stockholders or members, key person business protection or key employee benefit packages.
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.
Currently, an estate is not subject to the federal estate tax until it exceeds $12,920,000 (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.
Your high-net-worth clients earning attractive returns on their portfolio may be reluctant to liquidate assets to pay for life insurance. But this strategy can be used to substantially reduce out-of-pocket costs for life insurance and increase potential income.