Mr. (57 years old) and Mrs. (56 years old) Family Business Owner purchased a $5M Survivorship Universal Life (SUL) policy paying an annual premium of $48,000 a year. The policy has an Option 2 death benefit meaning the death benefit increases as the policy’s cash value grows. When purchased, the agent showed the cash value performing at a rate of 8% annually.
Due to continuous increases in the gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions over the past 5 years, estate planning opportunities have never been as extensive. Families should use these laws as a chance to update their current plans and take advantage of these opportunities.
The Situation: A private equity firm lost a CEO of one of their key portfolio companies to a disability after he suffered a stroke. While the firm had purchased key person life insurance, yet this coverage did not protect them in the event of the stroke. They incurred a significant financial loss as the CEO can no longer perform his duties.
Do you have a plan or vision for your car collection? Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure your intentions are met after you’re gone? Is it the best plan? If you answered no to any of the above, it’s important to know that there are options, but even more important to understand the trade-offs associated with each one.
A private equity firm lost a CEO of one of their key portfolio companies to a disability after he suffered a stroke. While the firm had purchased key person life insurance, yet this coverage did not protect them in the event of the stroke. They incurred a significant financial loss as the CEO can no longer perform his duties.
The Situation: Mr. PC has Property & Casualty insurance with a popular national insurance company which had not been shopped around the market in over five years. Mr. PC has multiple homes and policies with different renewal dates and provisions.
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With Donald Trump getting set to take office, many high-net worth clients and advisors are curious about how to best structure their financial plans and products to fit the potential future tax landscape. See our latest paper “High net Worth Planning During Potential Tax Reform” for planning considerations and best practices in light of potential reforms.
Your life insurance professional will be your trusted adviser responsible for creating a comprehensive plan designed to take care of your family when you’re gone. Because of all that is at stake when selecting your life insurance adviser, we have put together the top 8 things you should consider to make the right decision for you and your family.
Many of your clients own life insurance, o en acquired prior to your work as their trust and estates lawyer. Providing feedback on trust-owned policies deepens the client-attorney relationship and saves me later on because there are fewer problems to fix.
Families should consider creating an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust (IDIT) and gifting assets to it to fully utilize your gift tax exemption. Download our whitepaper for a brief summary of the IDIT concept and the potential benefits of this planning strategy.