If you ask any estate planning advisor to tell you the best time for estate planning, they would likely tell you it is when the amount exempted from estate/ gift tax (exemption amount) is high and asset values and interest rates are low. That is the situation we find ourselves in today.
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 […]