Sales Idea 19 – Two Reasons to Move IRA Funds to Permanent Life Insurance

Two Reasons to Move IRA Funds to Permanent Life Insurance
Two Reasons to Move IRA Funds to Permanent Life Insurance
Do you have clients with money in IRA’s right now? Here are two reasons to consider moving those funds to a permanent life insurance policy:
1) Market risk – The stock market goes up and down, but when? Nobody knows. Index returns in a life insurance policy lock in gains with no exposure to downside losses when the market declines.

2) Taxes – Since clients receive a deduction for funds placed into an IRA, those funds (plus growth) will be taxed upon withdrawal. The larger the IRA, the greater the tax burden to your clients or their heirs. With an ever increasing national debt, taxes are likely to increase in the future. Plus, clients in their working years generally have deductions available now that they may not have in the future (mortgage interest, dependents).

Why not pay the taxes today when rates are at historic lows and their deductions may be at historic highs?

Who fits the ideal criteria for this concept?

Clients in their 60’s. They don’t need to worry about the 10% tax penalty for withdrawing qualified funds prior to age 59 1/2. You should stretch the withdrawals over 10 years if you can to reduce the annual taxes. As long as clients move the money prior to age 70 1/2, they will not need to worry about required minimum distributions. They will still have to pay taxes, but now they can pay when tax rates are at historic lows.

As a bonus, with no taxable retirement income, your clients won’t have to worry about their social security income becoming taxable.

Sales Idea – Unlock the Power of Indexed Universal Life

Unlock the power of Indexed Universal Life so you can transform your business.

With Stonewood software and turn-key marketing programs, you get access to proven IUL sales stories and the tools to close business with them.

Seminars and meeting scripts for prospecting. Brochures and handouts for client meetings. Customized IUL proposals to close business. Our software and programs take you from “nice to meet you” to “nice doing business with you.”

Sales Idea – Is IUL too expensive?

Is Indexed Universal Life Insurance too expensive? To answer that question you should consider a few things. How long will the policy be in force before I access the cash value? Some of the expenses are both fixed and front-loaded. This means the longer the policy is in force and the more the accumulation value increases, the lower the expenses will be as a percentage of the overall cash value. Also, what are the expenses for? A portion of the expenses pay for a death benefit which is an incredibly valuable asset that the client owns from the first day of the policy being in force. Remember this is a life insurance policy and the benefits of the policy are unique to life insurance. Finally, consider a larger expense that is absent from a life insurance policy…taxes. The money grows tax-deferred, is accessed tax-free and pays a tax free death benefit.

3 Ways to Earn Gift Cards in February

Did you know at one time the month of February didn’t even exist on the Roman Calendar? Nobody really cared for winter much, so the calendar ran from March through the end of December with January and February being afterthoughts. We’ve come a long way since then, and we’re glad to have February on the calendar…even if we’re ready for Winter to be over here in Nebraska.

To celebrate the shortest month of the year, we’re giving away gift cards! We know you’re trying to get off to a fast start on your goal of qualifying for our 2020 incentive trips, so we want to give you some extra spending power on your pursuit.

1,000 Success Shares
$50 gift card
= $1,000* of Annualized Life Premium
$25,000* Annuity or Linked Benefit Premium
$1,500* Annualized LTC/DI Premium
2,500 Success Shares
$125 gift card
= $2,500* of Annualized Life Premium
$62,500* Annuity or Linked Benefit Premium
$3,750* Annualized LTC/DI Premium
5,000 Success Shares
$250 gift card
= $5,000* of Annualized Life Premium
$125,000* Annuity or Linked Benefit Premium
$7,700* Annualized LTC/DI Premium
*Business must be submitted in February and paid by April 30th.
*Tier 1 carrier premium shown.
*For complete Success Share guidelines and calculations click here.
 For agent use only. Not for public distribution.

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