Insurance is there to protect you against the dire financial impact some of life's costly events might have in store for you and your loved ones. Having the right cover in place for your short- and long-term needs will keep your assets and finances in order. This is likely to include personal insurance, liability insurance, and life insurance. Listed below are some of the benefits of having life insurance in place.
Potential Benefits for Clients
- Holistic financial plan
Insurance should be a critical component of this approach, which factors in the actual plans and goals of a client when making decisions on financial models. It’s responsive to a client’s life events, such as divorce, unemployment, purchasing a home, or major illness.
- Tax-advantaged growth
Permanent life insurance offers a means to accumulate tax-advantaged savings that can be accrued during the policy owner’s lifetime.
- Income-tax free death benefit
A significant life insurance advantage is the death benefit payable to a beneficiary, which is generally income-tax-free.
- Estate Planning
Life insurance can be used in estate planning to address debt, taxes, income replacement, probate, or charitable contributions. Several policies are applicable, including joint life that insures two people, with the death benefit payable upon the death of the second insured. Irrevocable insurance trusts can be created to act as a policy beneficiary to exclude policy proceeds from an estate.
- Retirement Planning
Life insurance can be a vehicle for supplemental retirement income. Term life insurance provides cost-effective basic protection upon death, however permanent life insurance has a cash value component that can accumulate and be used for income.
- Business Considerations
Life insurance can act as a funding mechanism to cover several business contingencies. Situations in which it can be applied include business continuity, succession plans, buy/sell agreements for partnerships, or protecting a key employee.
- Charitable giving
Life insurance proceeds are ideal for a charity
*This is not intended to provide personal advice or service, and may may not take into account your personal characteristics such as budget, assets, risk tolerance, family situation or activities which may affect the type of insurance that would be right for you. Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company.