An inforce illustration is an estimate of how a life insurance policy’s cash value balance will change over time. The illustration can be incredibly useful in your financial planning, because — unfortunately — life insurance policies can go sideways.
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A long-term care rider is a life insurance feature that helps pay for ongoing, medically necessary care from a home health aide, skilled nursing facility, or nursing home. Any LTC payouts are treated as prepayments against your life insurance policy’s death benefit.
A chronic illness rider is a feature available on life insurance that funds long-term care costs when you have a permanent or terminal illness. Some chronic illness riders specify the conditions or diseases that are eligible for benefits, but many do not.
Read on for a walk-through of the mechanics of borrowing from life insurance, including the terms, tax consequences, borrowing limits, and the pros and cons. With that base of knowledge, you’ll be ready to decide if a life insurance loan is right for you.
Learning more about STOLI empowers you to protect yourself from insurance scams. It may also clarify how you can legally sell your life insurance for top dollar. Read on for a full review of what STOLI is and what it isn’t.
Yes, you can have more than one life insurance policy. There are no legal restrictions on the number of life insurance policies you can hold, though there could be financial limitations. That’s not to say it’s a bad idea to have multiple life insurance policies — two or more layers of coverage may be the right strategy for you. It really depends on what you need financially and what you can afford.
What happens when you cancel life insurance? Unfortunately, that’s not a simple question to answer. Your coverage might end immediately, or it might not. Plus, you may or may not receive a refund of the premiums you’ve paid. These details hinge on the type of policy you have and how long you’ve had it.
Life insurance is a financial parachute of sorts. But it can take years to prep that parachute to deliver a soft landing, for beneficiaries or for the policyholder later in life. On permanent and term life policies, the policyholder could pay premiums for decades before the family or insured sees any return from that investment.
You can step into that advisory role with a structured and proactive conversation with your clients when they are renewing their life insurance policy. Here are six questions to ask during life insurance renewal to move your clients into the type and level of life insurance that will help them reach their financial goals.