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.
College Planning: Correcting the Great 529 Plan Mistake, Penalty-Free
Helping a client escape from an unsatisfactory 529 plan is possible, but you must understand the specific rules that apply to avoid taxes and penalties.
How to Maximize Post-Retirement Income: The Principles
Proper sequencing of withdrawals from taxable accounts, tax-deferred accounts (IRAs and 401(k)s) and Roth accounts can make or break a client’s retirement income plan.