Category: Life insurance

The Whole Truth About Indexed Universal Life: 10 Facts About IUL

In part one of this discussion, we discussed 10 myths about IUL. Now that we’ve dissected those myths, we can get to the truth of why you shouldn’t buy (or sell) indexed universal life insurance. Insurance companies have put many pages in the front of Equity Indexed Universal Life (EIUL) illustrations that describe the issues we’re going to discuss, yet most people (by design) will not take the time to read and understand what these pages are saying. Unfortunately, this is where much of the misinformation stems from. People insist that

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The Whole Truth About Equity Indexed Universal Life Insurance: 10 Myths About IUL

One of the major problems with the agents and the companies that sell EIUL (Equity Indexed Universal Life, which is what it was originally called) or IUL (Indexed Universal Life, which is what the industry is now calling it to avoid SEC scrutiny) is the gross negligence in conveying the risks to the clients. All one has to do is carefully read the full insurance illustration or proposal to find these out. The insurance companies have avoided liability by spelling out the risks in very specific, albeit confusing and overwhelmingly

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How to Calculate the Cost of Monthly Life Insurance Premiums

How do you calculate the cost of monthly life insurance premiums instead of paying annually? The answer isn’t quite as simple as dividing by 12, because as you know, paying a premium at an annual rate actually saves you some costs. That’s why, to be more precise, we use a Rate Calculator to find the “hidden” costs” of monthly debit charges. Using the Rate Calculator to Find the Costs Once you have your Rate Calculator, put the annual premium in the Present Value as a negative number (which changes it

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Is Convertible Term Life Insurance Worth It?

In the life insurance space, we spend a lot of time talking about whole life insurance vs. term insurance, or whole life vs. universal life insurance. We spend so much time, in fact, that we forget to talk about convertible term insurance. As whole-life-friendly advisors, of course, we know that there’s tremendous value in that asset. However, many people are asking: Is convertible term life insurance worth it? And to that, we want to offer a resounding YES. The Importance of Human Life Value The human life value approach to

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The Human Life Value Approach and the Fallacy of “Needs Analysis”

It’s not uncommon for the Human Life Value approach to be written off as “overkill.” Clients either believe that buying insurance up to their full human life value (HLV) is simply too much money for their heirs, or the number doesn’t seem real. This approach, however, is actually incredibly important for your clients.  Consider this: Would you buy a $50,000 car yet only insure it for $30,000 because you only NEEDED a $30,000 car? No, you wouldn’t dream of doing so–you’d be shortchanging yourself.  And yet, this happens in the

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IRS Rule 7702 Updates, and Whole Life Insurance

At the beginning of the year, the tax law surrounding life insurance policies was shifted. Now, as we approach 2022, all life insurance companies will be shifting new policies to reflect these changes to IRS rule 7702. We’re here to break down what’s happening, and how it will affect the business you write. MEC Limits and Section 7702 7702 refers to the section of the IRS tax codes enacted in 1984, that outlines how life insurance should be treated from a tax standpoint. The most important point of the code

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