Joe Ross, vice president of sales productivity and business development at AIG Financial Distributors, talked about the advantages of using permanent life insurance in buy-sell arrangements during a session with the title “Triple Trigger Buy-Sell: The Next Generation of Buy-Sell.”
The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies is bringing hundreds of insurance distributors to Hollywood, Florida, for its annual conference this week.
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Ross led off his discussion by comparing iPhone vs. flip phones.
“Our family has four iPhones and we pay about $300 each month,” Ross said. “Over the course of 10 years, we’re paying $36,000—for our phones!”
When one of Ross’s daughter’s cracked the gorilla glass on her phone, the family trekked to Verizon to get it replaced. “While there, I saw they still sold the old flip phones,” Ross said. He said he was even more shocked when he saw they were going for $2.08 per month.
“The interesting thing is that people perceive value in the iPhone,” Ross said. “They perceive such a difference that they’re willing to pay more than 30 times the amount they pay for a flip phone.”
Ross then talked about buy-sell agreements, or agreements established to protect or continue a business should a co-owner die, go through a divorce or simply want to sell.