A modified endowment contract (MEC) is an overfunded cash value life insurance policy that has more restrictive tax rules than standard life insurance. The MEC came into being in the late 1980s, when the IRS moved to close a tax loophole involving permanent life policies.
Category: Life Insurance
Try calling up your auto insurance provider and asking for a loan. You’ll likely get a big chuckle in response. That’s because your car — and home and health — insurers are only in the business of paying on claims. Cash value life insurance, on the other hand, allows you as policyholder to benefit from your premium payments even without an insurance claim.
Most people think the benefits of life insurance only occur after someone passes away, but many policies also carry benefits that can be utilized throughout the policyholder’s life. In fact, your policy may include cash options you aren’t aware of that can provide financial assistance or relief.
In this in-depth overview, we’ll help you understand what the living benefits of life insurance are so you can take advantage of the financial options available to you or your loved ones.