Are you wondering whether a life settlement is the right choice for your client? Selling a life insurance policy is a big decision that you should be sure is the right option before recommending it to your client. However, when a senior, and possibly their family, is struggling under the immense burden of financial stress, […]
Life settlements have been an accepted financial tool for over 30 years, but many financial professionals are still unfamiliar with the details of how the transaction works. The life settlement option can be a great benefit to seniors struggling with issues like how to pay for long-term care, mounting medical bills, or a dwindling […]
An accelerated death benefit (ADB) on a life insurance policy enables the policy owner to receive a portion of the death benefit in the event of being diagnosed with a terminal illness or other life-threatening conditions that reduces your life expectancy to less than two years. But what if are you expected to live beyond […]
Life insurance carriers are raising premiums on universal life products – many by substantial amounts. For a lot of policy owners, these cost of insurance (COI) increases come as a major (and unpleasant) surprise. While certain carriers have been raising rates at a relatively modest rate, others have ratcheted up their premiums by a drastic […]
What is the big deal with big data? The overwhelming amount of data now available, and the progressively complicated technology that comes with it, have not only transformed our lives, but also the way industries function and compete. That can mean massive changes for the way advisors interact with their clients. With over 2.5 […]
One of the many questions that financial advisors often get about selling one’s life insurance has to do with the difference between viatical settlements and life settlements. There’s a lot of confusion about these two transactions. To help clear up that confusion, here’s a brief explanation of viatical vs. life settlements.
Average life expectancy in the US took a drastic 1-year plunge during the first half of 2020 due to Covid-19. Historically, overall life expectancy has dropped only 3 times since 1860 attributable to the Civil War, the First World War, and the Spanish Flu epidemic. According to the CDC, heart disease and cancer have long […]
Making the shift from working life, to retirement life, can be a shock for even the most confident retirees. Even if you have saved your entire working life, financial stress can still creep up. Fortunately, there are many relatively easy ways that retirees - and near-retirees - can improve their finances.