Overcoming Sequence of Return Risk in Retirement Income
This often overlooked risk can often be diminished by adding annuities into the retirement income planning strategy.
New Roth 401(k) Rollovers Maximize After-Tax Contribution Value
The increasing availability of in-plan Roth 401(k) rollovers has changed the retirement income planning landscape, especially for small-business owners, but the rules are tricky.
New ABLE Law Provides Big Tax-Advantaged Benefits for the Disabled
For clients who are supporting individuals with disabilities, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act introduces a new type of tax-advantaged savings account.
The Tax Extender Benefits for Your Clients
Here’s what you need to know about the tax extender provisions that Congress made retroactively relevant for 2014.
Short-Term Care Insurance: An Efficient Alternative to LTCI
STCI, also known as recovery insurance, is essentially a form of critical care insurance that functions much like long-term care insurance.
The Split-Dollar Triple Tax Savings Package for HNW Clients
For high-net-worth clients, a split-dollar lending strategy can provide an effective method for transferring wealth while taking advantage of the tax preferences of life insurance and the low interest rate environment.
Employee or Independent Contractor? Avoiding Obamacare Penalties
The Affordable Care Act requires that certain employers provide health insurance for their employees or pay a penalty. Here's how to help your small business clients.
The Tax Trap of Year-End Qualified Plan Distributions
For clients eligible to take lump sum distributions from their qualified retirement plans, often-overlooked considerations must be taken into account.
Indexed Universal Life Insurance: Sales Up, as Is Regulatory Scrutiny
Client interest in using indexed universal life as a retirement income source is stronger than ever, heightened regulatory scrutiny is similarly on the rise.
Court Blocks Restrictive State Medicaid Annuity Practices
An Ohio federal court ruling suggests the way may be clearing for clients who wish to use Medicaid-compliant annuities in their long-term care planning.