Read our print-friendly PDF version The combination of depressed market values and the historically high gift/estate exemption of $12,920,000 (2023 indexed) opens the door to significant wealth transfer planning opportunities for high net worth individuals and their families. While making a gift of an amount equal to a large part of, or all of, the […]
Read our print-friendly PDF version With the passage of SECURE 2.0 and the opportunities it provides, financial professionals are reminded of the changes made in the original Act. In addition to making other changes to retirement plans and IRAs, SECURE 1.0 changed the rules on distributions for deaths occurring after December 31, 2019. Stretch Distribution […]
By Terri Getman, JD, CLU, ChFC, RICP, AEP (Distinguished) On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the more than 4,000-page spending bill. In addition to funding the government to September, the legislation included provisions of what has been called SECURE 2.0. The SECURE 2.0 package is full of popular reforms that have been […]
By Terri Getman, JD, CLU, ChFC, RICP, AEP (Distinguished) Situation: Public policy makers face a problem – how to pay for the cost of long-term care for people who are no longer able to take care of themselves. With the chances of needing long-term care services exceeding fifty percent for individuals turning 65 today, the […]
Situation: A financial representative called her dedicated DBS Case Design Analyst with concerns about balancing the life insurance and long-term care goals of a married couple. Her client’s husband refused to attend a planning meeting to discuss long-term care, but always attended meetings in the past. The client was very interested in discussing long-term care […]
The Necessity of Long-Term Care in Retirement Planning When helping their clients formulate plans for retirement, financial advisors must now account for life expectancies into the early 90s. However, the simultaneous need for long-term care planning isn’t accounted for nearly as widely as it should be, considering the significant impact that long-term care expenses can […]
Underwriting long-term care risk is very different from life insurance underwriting, and it all comes down to mortality vs. morbidity. Long-term care underwriting looks at morbidity risk, which takes into account medical impairments that impact a client’s ability to perform daily living activities which would indicate a need for long-term care. Life underwriting, on the […]
The Importance of Planning for Long-Term Care Medical advancements have made living a long, fulfilling life a near certainty – and planning for that is a necessity. Health-related expenses can increase considerably with age, especially in the face of health problems requiring long-term care. When families don’t sufficiently plan for long-term care, they may find […]
Let’s face it: people are living longer than ever before. This increased life expectancy means that chances are high that many of your clients will be impacted by a chronic illness or an event requiring long-term care. Because of this, you need to prepare them financially. Continue reading our print-friendly PDF here.
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