Situation Interest rates factor into the performance of many legacy and charitable planning techniques. Over the past several years, the historically low interest rates, and the availability of high gift and estate exemptions have provided a unique environment for certain legacy and charitable planning techniques. Specifically, in low interest rate environments grantor retained annuity trusts […]
Virtually all demographic trends in the United States point to large future increases in the demand for long-term care services and support. By 2050, an estimated 27 million people will need long-term care support. The population over 65 will almost double by 2050. The population age 85 or older is set to double between 2015 […]
One of the themes we’ll explore in 2022 is “LIFE Goes On,” an examination of the pandemic’s continued effect on the life insurance industry. Since early 2020 we have seen numerous changes to products and pricing, along with a shift in the way business is conducted, with an acceleration in the creation and adoption of […]
A hallmark of wise planning is to diversify risk across a range of assets and asset types because any one asset or asset class might underperform in a given year. Diversification can help offset underperformance. This risk can be magnified when an individual has a heavy concentration in one stock or asset. While capital gain […]
No one really likes to think about needing long-term health care services, but the reality is that each year, an estimated 10 million Americans need some type of long-term care to assist them in performing everyday tasks like eating or bathing1. Long-term care expenses are a key risk to your clients’ retirement plan. If long-term […]
The recently released House version of the Build Back Better Act dated October 28,2021 eliminates several of the previously proposed tax increases impacting high net income individuals. The tax proposals dropped in the rewrite will inevitably undergo further revisions before they’re passed by the House and taken up by the Senate.