Cash-value life insurance not only provides death benefit protection, but it can also build tax-deferred cash that can be accessed for emergencies or opportunities. It is one of relatively few retirement/savings vehicles that provides a source of tax-free supplemental retirement income. If structured properly, a cash-value life insurance policy allows you the flexibility to access money as needed through withdrawals and loans on a tax-free basis.
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Estate Liquidity Solutions
Life insurance can be a tremendous liquidity tool to pay estate taxes within a short period of time. It can also be an effective tax-efficient and tax-advantaged asset. Most life insurance policies are less expensive than other methods to pay estate taxes and can prevent other valuable assets from having to be liquidated.
Discounts, fees, commissions
Graph depicts potential costs per million dollars of estate tax. Life insurance insurance figure based of healthy male, age 54.
Life Insurance in Estate Planning
- Create or increase the size of an estate.
- Fund buy-sell agreement.
- Insure key person.
- Estate liquidity to pay debts, administration, and taxes.
- Cover business debts and support business.
- Equalize bequests to children.
- Replace gifted assets for spouse or children.
- Provide income to spouse and family.