Median Retirement Balance Is $3,000 for All Working-Age Households
For households near retirement, the news is worse – the median balance is just $12,000, according to a research report from The National Institute for Retirement Security.
In Medicaid Planning, Don’t Surrender Life Insurance—Trade It for LTC Instead
Your clients who are nearing retirement age might often wonder why they bother maintaining the life insurance policies they’ve funded for years. But under some recent state proposals, owning a life insurance policy can actually help clients in LTC planning.
The Value of Variable Life Insurance: Surrender Charges and Fair Market Value
According to the IRS, the policy value equals the cash value of the policy without regard to any surrender charges. So what do your clients have to include in income if the actual cash surrender value of their life insurance policy is negative?
Protecting Life Insurance Beneficiaries From a Windfall
Do your clients want to control how their beneficiaries get death benefits? A new trend in product offerings may be of service.
Selected Provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
The experts of Tax Facts have produced this comprehensive analysis of selected provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act) to provide the most up-to-date information to our subscribers. This supplement analyzes important changes to the tax code with emphasis on how these developments impact Tax Facts’ major areas of focus: Employee Benefits, Insurance, and Investments.
The Life Insurance College Savings Bank
Your clients may not be aware of the possibility of using life insurance as a college savings tool.
Fiscal Cliff Law: Clients’ Taxes, What’s Next, and How to Plan
All you need to know about the American Taxpayer Relief Act—both good and bad—and how it will affect your clients and their planning.
Warning on VAs to Advisors: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
Glenn Daily, insurance expert and variable annuity dissenter, says the complexity of these products’ guaranteed benefits is beyond most advisors’ ability to assess.
The Life Insurance Fiscal Cliff: No Tax Preference Is Safe
The potential elimination of many tax preferences currently afforded life insurance is one facet of today’s fiscal cliff discussions that is often overlooked. In today’s political environment, no tax preference is safe.
In Insurance We Trust—Too Much?
Trusts often rely on insurance policies for a variety of purposes, and if trustees do not actively manage those policies, it could cause trouble for both trust and trustee.