Presented by David Corwin Consider selling a life policy instead of an annuity on your next sale. It allows a lot more dollars to be passed on to loved ones without incurring income taxes as well. I heard a story once where an agent was sued over not offering such a product when it could have worked beautifully. The things to consider: Do they want to live on the money or pass on the most possible amount of money? In other words, are they currently living on the money or is this the last penny that they have, if so, then probably not the best idea. Are they healthy enough to pass underwriting? If they are unhealthy then it wouldn’t make sense to go through underwriting just to get turned down. (Of course, you know that here at Financial Brokerage, we can help determine that.) I ran an illustration recently that allowed a 51 year old male (who had 100k) to purchase a 641k life insurance policy. Now you tell me why that wouldn’t make sense, instead of an annuity. In the title, I spoke about suitability issues so I will cover that too. Now I’m not advocating doing things that aren’t in the client’s best interest. I would only say to offer an annuity as an alternative and allow the conversation to evolve about making such a decision. It’s impacting ones family as to how much is passed on at their death so it should be clearly explained and well thought out.