Category: Life insurance

Do PUAs Grow Less Efficient Over Time?

As you know, in the early months and years of a whole life policy, the PUAs are more efficient than the base premium as far as generating cash value for the policy. While the base premium alone can take years to generate a positive internal rate of return where cash value is concerned, the PUAs are converted to cash value right away, which increases the efficiency of the policy overall.

However, after 5-7 years of funding a whole life policy, the impact of the PUAs appears to lessen. Illustrations of a policy funded with maximum PUAs vs. no PUAs at all show that, several years into the policy, the PUAs no longer have a dramatic affect on the internal rate of return of the policy.

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The Whole Truth about Indexed Universal Life, Part 2

By Todd Langford, Mt. Enterprise,Texas   The Whole Truth about Indexed Universal Life, Part 2 Why not sell (or buy) IUL/EIUL? How is it different from Whole Life? Insurance companies have put numerous pages on the front of Equity Indexed Universal Life (EIUL) illustrations that describe the issues below, but most people (by design) will not take the time to read and understand what these pages are saying.  I would encourage you to read those pages thoroughly before depending on an EIUL policy to increase your assets or protect your

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The Whole Truth on Equity Indexed Universal Life Part I

The Whole Truth about EIUL Part I By Todd Langford   Go here for Part Two of this blog post: 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

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How to tell the whole truth about Direct Recognition.

How to tell the whole truth about Direct Recognition. There are two different methods insurance companies use to handle the loaned cash value — direct recognition and non-direct recognition. In a non-direct recognition company, the earnings rate on cash value is totally unaffected by any loans against cash value. In a direct recognition company, the earnings rates on loaned cash value are affected both positively and negatively when the cash value is used as collateral. Generally, the loaned cash value has a dividend rate that is a certain number of

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Life Insurance Loans, Simple or Compound Interest?

The Whole Truth about Life Insurance Loans, Simple or Compound Interest?   Investopedia explains Compound Interest as “The more frequently interest is added to the principal, the faster the principal grows and the higher the compound interest will be. The frequency at which the interest is compounded is established at the initial stages of securing the loan.” Investopedia explains Simple Interest by saying “Simple interest is called simple because it ignores the effects of compounding. The interest charge is always based on the original principal, so interest on interest is

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Life Insurance Loans, In advance or Arrears?

Life Insurance Loans, In Advance or in Arrears? The Whole Truth   An issue that is often incorrectly talked about as an advantage, is the idea that the insurance company charges a lower interest when interest is paid up front (in advance) versus at the end (in arrears).  The whole truth is that there is a different factor (not a different interest rate) used to calculate the amount of up front interest that has to be paid.  This factor can be calculated by reducing the Annual Interest Rate by the

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