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 […]
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 […]
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.
The end of the year is the perfect time to review financial plans with your clients. This year, many wealth planning strategies are on the chopping block and high-income earning individuals could see their tax rates increase in 2022. Therefore, potential changes should be considered when making decisions. As the end of the year approaches […]
Situation: Nearly all buy-sell agreements that use life insurance as a funding vehicle do not have the business owner owning their own policy. In an entity purchase arrangement (where the business buys back/redeems a departing owner’s interest), the business is the owner and beneficiary. In a cross purchase arrangement (where the remaining owners purchase interest […]