Level Term Rates with Up-To Lifetime Coverage

Presented by Jim Linn

We receive several calls a day requesting quotes on clients that are 60+ years old.  Typically the agent is requesting the maximum term length for the least amount of premium.  In working with someone 60+ years of age, at best, the longest time frame of term insurance available is 20 years, taking them to age 80 or 90.  A new study on mortality showed that the average mortality today is approximately 87, meaning their plan would fail them 7 years too early if they elected a 20 year plan.  Several carriers now offer Guaranteed Universal Life (GUL) products that allow you to specify a time frame, such as coverage to age 90, 95, 100 or up through age 120.  These products are death-benefit driven and are not interest-rate based, allowing for a true guaranteed premium.  Also, depending on the state and product, most include an Accelerated Death Benefit feature for Terminal Illness, Chronic Illness or Critical illness, another added benefit of the product.  How do GUL’s compare against similar term options?  

Male age 70

Coverage Amount: $100K

Standard Non-Tobacco risk class 

20 Year Term Monthly Premium:  $290

GUL to age 90 Monthly Premium: $253 

That is a 15% premium difference for the same face amount and duration of coverage.  Plus the Accelerated Death Benefit features are included. Contact your life marketer at 800-397-9999 for more details!

The Income Stream Death Benefit – Part Three

Presented by Brian Leising

I’d like to help you close more life insurance sales by showing how an income stream death benefit can help your clients save money and better understand how their coverage works. We will explore the problem in part one, present a money-saving solution in part two and simplify everything in part three.

Make it easy

I realize the example in part two did not take into account the fact that a beneficiary receiving a lump sum could invest that amount and receive more than the lump sum divided by 20 each year over 20 years. Assuming a modest 3% interest rate, $735,490 would provide the beneficiary $50,000 per year for 20 years. A 30 year term life policy based on that face amount would cost only $638 per year. That’s actually slightly lower than the income stream death benefit price of $647.75 quoted previously. Why would a client pay an extra dollar per month for the income stream? Simplicity. What’s easier to understand: “$50,000 for 20 years” or “$735,490 invested at 3% should generate an income stream of $50,000 per year for 20 years. “

Sometimes we fail to understand the majority of the population does not deal with interest rates, inflation and compound growth on a daily basis. Keep it simple.

For income replacement life insurance sales, consider using the income stream death benefit option. It will help you close more life insurance sales, potentially save your clients money and certainly give them a better understanding of how their coverage works.

The Income Stream Death Benefit – Part Two

Presented by Brian Leising

I’d like to help you close more life insurance sales by showing how an income stream death benefit can help your clients save money and better understand how their coverage works. We will explore the problem in part one, present a money-saving solution in part two and simplify everything in part three.

What’s the solution?

  1. Conduct a needs analysis with everyone you see, discuss paying off debts and funeral expenses, funds for college and income replacement.
  2. Instead of a lump sum for their income replacement needs, use an income stream death benefit to clearly show how life insurance fulfills a client’s needs. Several insurance companies offer clients the exact income amount and time period they need to replace lost income. Better yet, clients receive a discount when choosing an income stream rather than purchasing a lump sum. For example, assuming a male age 35 receiving the best available rate class, $1,000,000 of 30 year term would cost $814 per year. If the need was actually to provide $50,000 per year for 20 years (still a $1,000,000 pay-out) the client could pay as little as $647.75 per year using an income stream death benefit option. That’s about a 20% savings in annual premiums amounting to a total of nearly $5000 over the life of the 30 year term policy.

The Income Stream Death Benefit – Part One

Presented by Brian Leising

I’d like to help you close more life insurance sales by showing how an income stream death benefit can help your clients save money and better understand how their coverage works. We will explore the problem in part one, present a money-saving solution in part two and simplify everything in part three.

The Problem

How many people do you quote term life insurance for every year but never take action? Many of those people did not purchase life insurance from someone else. They are still uninsured. How can you get them back in your office? You may need to revise your approach. How do you determine how much coverage a person needs? What needs analysis system do you use?

Many people do not purchase life insurance because they don’t see the need. Many of those with insurance have no idea why they purchased the amount they have. The amount was likely a random number they picked among many their agent presented. If an analysis was conducted, they may have been intimidated or confused by the large face amount presented. Many people do not understand how large a lump sum is actually needed to provide adequate income replacement.

The Value of Life Insurance

Presented by Gary Peterson

No one anticipates the challenges they confront at a loved one’s death. Insurance planning ensures that the emotional struggles are not compounded by financial hardship.  At the time of death, while others are presenting condolences and bills to the beneficiaries, you will be giving them a check to assist them with their financial needs.  Be a hero to your client’s family. Ask the tough questions today.