Life Insurance 101
Life insurance is an essential part of any financial strategy. It provides peace of mind by helping protect the security of the most important people in your life. It can replace income for dependents, create inheritances, provide charitable contributions, and much more.
- 1 You can access your cash value through loans and withdrawals. In general, loans are charged interest; they are usually not taxable. If a policy lapses or is surrendered, the loan becomes immediately taxable to the extent of gain in your policy. Withdrawals are taxable only when you take more money out of the policy than you’ve paid in premiums. If your policy becomes a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC), different, less advantageous tax provisions apply. Loans and withdrawals may reduce or eliminate the death benefit payable to your beneficiaries.
Please remember quotes are based on the information you provided. Underwriting of your medical history and other factors may be required to determine whether you are eligible for coverage and, if so, what premiums would apply. This review may result in a higher premium than initially quoted. Please note that all guarantees are based upon the claims-paying ability of the issuer. Our policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions in benefits and terms for keeping them in force.
This material is being provided for informational or educational purposes only and does not take into account the investment objectives or financial situation of any client or prospective clients. The information is not intended as investment advice and is not a recommendation about managing or investing your retirement savings. If you would like information about your particular investment needs, please contact a financial professional.