Why You Need to Review Every Mortgage Term Life Policy Your Clients Own

Why You Need to Review Every Mortgage Term Life Policy Your Clients Own
Why should you re-write every mortgage term life insurance contract your clients own? Chances are their old policies don’t include critical and chronic illness benefits. What does that have to do with paying off a mortgage?

A mortgage is usually the largest single debt a person would leave behind if they died too soon. With no income, the family’s largest monthly bill might become impossible to pay.

Wouldn’t you have the same problem if you were diagnosed with a life threatening condition like cancer, a heart attack or a stroke? Disability policies help some but most don’t until pay until 90 or 180 days after a diagnosis. Health insurance covers some expenses but does not replace lost income. In fact, 62% of bankruptcies are filed for medical reasons, and 78% of those involved people that actually had health insurance.

Several life insurance companies now include critical illness benefits in their term life insurance policies. They pay a portion of the death benefit upon diagnosis of a critical illness like cancer, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and several other life threatening conditions. Go through your book of business (even old prospects) and make sure they have a policy that covers against this threat as well.


Sales Idea – Three Largest IUL Sales for Your Commercial Accounts

Three Largest IUL Sales for Your Commercial Accounts
If you work with commercial accounts in the areas of property and casualty, employee benefits or group health insurance, you need to know about the three largest Index Universal Life (IUL) insurance sales you might be missing with your existing clients.

We’ve compiled top sales strategies from three of our leading insurance companies to bring these ideas to you in just a few minutes. You will learn about the most profitable IUL sales you should be making with your commercial accounts. These involve sales to the owners, key executives and their employees. Just by using average numbers, a business with one owner, two key executives and 10 additional employees would generate over $100,000 in new life insurance premiums!


Sales Idea – What Is A Protection Focused IUL?

What Is A Protection Focused IUL?
A Protection Focused IUL is an alternative to a GUL. It’s designed to last for a client’s lifetime but without a lifetime guarantee. Instead it has a life expectancy guarantee and relies on cash values to maintain coverage for life.

If you’re like me, you’ve heard this before, right? Old fashioned ULs from the 80’s and 90’s didn’t meet expectations and policies lapsed. That’s why GULs were invented, so clients would have guarantees and not worry about their policy remaining in force.

You may not be aware that there are still potential problems with GULs. In fact, your clients may now be better off with the new protection focused IULs. If they prefer lower premiums or greater flexibility in their permanent life insurance policies, you want to consider a Protection Focused IUL.


Sales Idea 74 – How Do I Value My Client’s Business?

How Do I Value My Client’s Business?
We know that life insurance to fund a buy/sell agreement is one of the largest premium sales we can make as insurance producers. One major hurdle often involves producing an accurate valuation of the business. Multiple owners may give you different figures, or the business might not have time or want to pay someone to conduct an analysis.

At Financial Brokerage we can help. Several of our top life insurance companies offer forms you can complete with your clients (often online) to produce an accurate valuation of their business. They can base their buy/sell agreement on this number which you can use as the face amount for their life insurance policies.

If you work with business owners or have commercial accounts, take a few minutes to view the video and learn more.


IRA to IUL Conversion

IRA to IUL Conversion
Converting retirement funds from tax-deferred to tax-free status isn’t new. Over the past decade, more and more Americans – helped by financial advisors- have realized that deferring taxes may not be in their best financial interest. In the past, Traditional IRAs were converted to tax-free Roth IRAs. Today, funds from IRAs are being placed in Index Universal Life policies.

So who might benefit from this strategy? Is it a good fit for all of your clients? At Financial Brokerage, we have a pdf available that explains all. It takes you and your clients through six steps you want to consider in order to determine if this approach is the right one for your client, and how to best execute the strategy.