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 […]
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 […]
Nearly all buy-sell agreements that use life insurance have one thing in common: The business owners do not own the life insurance policies that insure their own lives. In an entity purchase arrangement, the business owns the policy. In a cross-purchase arrangement, the other owners or another entity own the policies. Common Concerns Expressed by […]
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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If you have spent much time listening to financial pundits, you are probably familiar with the phrase “buy term and invest the difference”. This hotly contested concept has been widely discussed in the financial industry for years.1
Situation: When the financial future of a business is dependent on the specialized skills, knowledge, or influence of a person or persons, the business should seriously consider acquiring insurance to help cover its potential loss at the death of such employee. Such insurance coverage is usually referred to as key person life insurance. A key […]