The landscape of Indexed Universal Life (IUL) illustrations will be changing once again effective May 1, 2023. This is the latest in the Actuarial Guideline 49 (AG49) saga that dates back to 2015 when the first version was introduced.
Most financial professionals would love the opportunity to work with high-net-worth clients, but as you may have experienced... it can be a challenge to get in front of these individuals and also a feat to actually make it to the end of the sales process.
Selling life insurance can be particularly tricky because of the many aspects outside of your control. For this reason, having specific strategies for closing IUL sales with high-income clients can be important to the success of your practice.
Keep reading because you may benefit from adopting the strategies we outline in this blog post.
Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?
It feels like the rug was pulled out from under us.
But hopefully there were still some positives to come out of 2020 for you.
One being that you realize the significance of what you do every day. Planning for the unexpected and the protection products you help put in front of clients has never been more important. YOU and the work you do has never been more important.
For us, continuing to provide helpful content was just a small part of the service we hope we delivered to you this year.
Although we are anxiously looking forward to 2021 and everything we have planned to help you make it your best year yet, we like to take time to reflect on how we did.
And look back at what content resonated most with you.
To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Most-Read Posts of the Year. Did you miss any these? You can check them out below:
If an indexed universal life (IUL) insurance policy is structured properly, loans could be one of the most important features of an IUL for the right person and right circumstances.
And it could be especially important right now as clients may be looking for extra sources of income -- wondering what they own and how they can access it.
One source they may not have considered is an IUL. The distributions from an IUL can be a tax-friendly way to access money when a client needs it. However, there are many nuances to IUL loans and it’s extremely important to understand all the ins and outs before speaking to your client.
In this post, we’ll cover what you need to know about IUL loans so that you can help clients decide if this might be a good option for them.
The top 1% have a "secret" they've used since the Great Depression to help put themselves and their families in a better position.
But we think middle-income clients can benefit from this wealthy family secret as well. In this post, we’ll share how. Plus, we'll cover how you can make a living as a financial professional in this market.
Do you have clients or prospects who are planning to help pay for their children's college education? It probably comes as no surprise that the cost of tuition has skyrocketed—but just how much are we talking?
Since 1982, tuition has went up a whopping 500%, which to put in perspective, is twice as much as costs for medical care and three times as much as the overall Consumer Price Index during that same period (Source).
And the cold truth-- the families who don’t plan ahead may not be able to send their kids to the college of their choice. As a financial professional, you can help put clients in a better position to cover a portion of these costs down the road through their decision to purchase a life insurance policy.
But here's what you need to know: if you're considering showing clients how to use the cash value in permanent life insurance to supplement costs when college planning-- make sure it’s done correctly. In this post, we’ll cover 5 top mistakes to avoid:
Right now, it’s tough to find an S&P 500® cap on a fixed indexed annuity or indexed universal life product that will get a client excited. With the recent drop in the market and rates at an all-time low, you’re likely searching for a way to give your clients SOME hope of a credit in their indexed annuity or IUL policy. Have you considered a volatility control index? In this post, we dive into ways to evaluate them --
It's been since January when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the United States and mid-March since the first stay-at-home orders were issued and understandably, our country is still reeling. As of June 4th, it was reported that and The good news is, there has been talk of new jobs being created and some businesses are reopening. Things will get better, but clients and prospects will still be looking to you for answers--
Have you seen the news lately? It looks like the market has rebounded nicely but will it hold? Who can tell. Clients and prospects who stayed the course are to be complimented as the most savvy because they did not bail and lock in substantial losses without recovery. However, if we could read the minds of these good stewards of their retirement assets, many of them would be saying…
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