TOLI Trustees Should Heed NY State Regulator Warnings on Universal Life Policies

The acting Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, reacting to almost "1,400" complaints from in-state consumers, recently issued an alert about universal life policies that provided insight for any trustee managing universal life policies. The alert focused on flexible premium universal life policies without secondary death benefit guarantees. As pointed out in the publication, universal life is meant to be a [...]

Trustee Alert: Managing Guaranteed Universal Life Policies

Universal life policies came into the market offering premium flexibility and transparency that was unknown in whole life policies. However, universal life policies lacked one thing those whole life policies had - death benefit guarantees. If you paid your premium on a whole life policy, the policy death benefit was guaranteed to be paid. The earliest universal life policies (current assumption) were fixed investment products [...]

Life Insurance: An Efficient Way To Pass On Wealth

Life insurance has been a challenging financial product to manage in the last year or so and we have written often about the issues that surround this asset. But we also believe that this is a powerful financial tool. In our last blog entry we wrote about its use to mitigate the negative effect of a tax law change that may occur in 2017. At [...]

Another Life Insurance Carrier is Sold…Why This Sale May Be Bad News For You and Your Clients

In the past year we have witnessed a number of transactions in the life insurance industry.  One of the largest was the sale last year of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.’s individual life insurance business to Prudential Life. That deal was a win/win/win. The transaction allowed Hartford to free up capital it felt could be better used in other areas. Prudential expanded its business line in a business it [...]

Are You Sure That Guaranteed Universal Life Policy Is Guaranteed?

Guaranteed Universal Life (GTD UL) policies have been a mainstay in the TOLI world, providing lifetime “guaranteed” coverage for a very cost efficient premium.  As our earlier Blog (Happy New Year……The Cost of (Some) Life Insurance Just Went Up) pointed out, GTD UL’s do not provide significant cash value, but in the TOLI world where low cost death benefit is important, they fit the bill. [...]

Happy New Year……The Cost of (Some) Life Insurance Just Went Up

In the last decade, one of the most popular life insurance products has been the no-lapse guarantee universal life policy (note: for a white paper that explains the different types of life insurance go to http://www.youritm.com/Sites/17/docs/WP_MikeBrohawn.pdf).  With its low cost, guaranteed death benefit coverage over the lifetime of the grantor/insured, this product was tailor made for the TOLI market where the focus is usually on [...]

2013-01-28T08:11:10-05:00January 28th, 2013|No-Lapse Guarantee Universal Life|0 Comments