Term Life Insurance
Term life insurance can help meet the temporary protection needs of clients while providing them with flexibility to convert some or all of their coverage to a permanent policy should their needs change over time.
Prudential offers several different term life insurance policies, each with its own features and benefits. In addition, each term product is fully convertible to any of our permanent single life and survivorship products. Conversion to any of our permanent policies is fully guaranteed in our contracts and is for the full level term period or age 65, but never less than 5 years.
- 1 The Living Needs Benefit℠ is an accelerated death benefit and is not a health, nursing home, or longterm care insurance benefit and is not designed to eliminate the need for insurance of these types. There is no charge for this rider but, when a claim is paid under this rider, the death benefit is reduced for early payment, and a $150 processing fee ($100 in Florida) is deducted. If more than one policy is used for the claim, each policy will have a processing fee of up to $150 deducted ($100 in Florida). Portions of the Living Needs Benefit℠ payment may be taxable, and receiving an accelerated death benefit may affect eligibility for public assistance programs. The federal income tax treatment of payments made under this rider depends upon whether the insured is considered “terminally ill” or “chronically ill” and, if the policy is business related, whether the insured is receiving the benefits. We suggest that clients seek assistance from a personal tax advisor regarding the implications of receiving Living Needs Benefit℠ payments. This rider is not available in Minnesota to new purchasers over age 65 until the policy has been in force for one year, and the nursing home option is not available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, or the District of Columbia. This rider is not available in Washington state. In Oregon, term policies must include the waiver of premium benefit to be eligible for this rider.
- 2 The BenefitAccess Rider is an optional rider that accelerates the life insurance death benefit when the insured is terminally ill or is chronically ill as defined in the rider. It is not Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance. Benefits received under the rider will reduce and may deplete the death benefit. Electing the BenefitAccess Rider results in an additional charge and underwriting requirements. Some benefit payments may be subject to a fee. Other terms and conditions apply and can vary by state. Clients should consult their tax and legal advisors.
For New York contracts: Please also note the rider is not subject to the minimum requirements of New York law, does not qualify for the New York State Long-Term Partnership Program, and is not a Medicare supplement policy. In addition, receiving accelerated death benefits may affect clients’ eligibility for public assistance programs and such benefits may be taxable. Benefit payments may only be made if the payments are subject to favorable tax treatment by the federal government. When determining whether the benefit payments will receive favorable tax treatment, the payment of benefits from all insurance policies must be considered. Benefit payments may be reduced or unavailable if they are expected to exceed the maximum amount eligible under Internal Revenue Code Section 101(g)(1) and all other applicable sections of federal law for favorable tax treatment.
- 3 Outstanding loans and withdrawals will reduce policy cash values and the death benefit and may have tax consequences.
Like most insurance policies, our policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms for keeping them in force.
When converting from a Prudential term policy to a Prudential permanent policy, full underwriting for new contracts will be required if a Type C death benefit option is requested.
Prudential Financial and its financial professionals do not give legal or tax advice. Clients should consult their own advisors.
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 of your clients or prospective clients. The information is not intended as investment advice and is not a recommendation about managing or investing your client's retirement savings. Clients seeking information regarding their particular investment needs should contact a financial professional.
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