After working a lifetime to build a legacy for your family, you need to make sure to cover every aspect of your estate planning process. Life insurance gives you a source of support for your survivors, education funding for dependents in the event of a sudden passing and a means of protecting both your business partners and your family.
This is why it’s so important to understand how life insurance can simplify your estate planning. Ask your THINK Insurance & Financial Services agent in Pomona, CA what your best options are, but first, get started with the essential information below.
When Does Life Insurance Need to be Included in Your Estate?
Smaller estates don’t realize the significant tax savings made possible by life insurance ownership. However, if your net worth exceeds $2 million, life insurance helps your beneficiaries save on tax obligations and sets them up to move on with their lives.
Planning Objectives for Insurance
Life insurance is used in estate planning to pay off any debts, support your dependents and even to accumulate wealth. You can get term life insurance that covers you up to a certain milestone, such as your children finishing their education or the retirement of your spouse. However, many choose permanent insurance, typically whole life insurance, due to its flexibility in terms of building wealth.
Whole life insurance can be used for long-term goals, has consistent premiums and is a great way to accumulate additional wealth accumulation.
Universal life insurance is great when you want flexible premiums, death benefits, and nominal savings potential.
Types of Life Insurance Trust Arrangements
There are two kinds of life insurance trusts to help you preserve your wealth.
Revocable Life Insurance Trust. The trust is the beneficiary if you pass away, but you retain the right to nullify the trust as well as the ownership of your property. This protects you as well as your beneficiaries and is recommended for younger families.
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust. This policy allows your spouse to be the beneficiary without controlling the principal and is subject to approval by the trustees.
THINK Insurance & Financial Services in Pomona, CA is here to help you understand all your life insurance options. Call today to set up an appointment for a quote.