Disability Insurance Protects Clients as Well as Advisors

24 Feb

Guest contributor: Kenny Russell, director, disability sales for the Disability Solution Center at Crump Life Insurance Services.

If you have clients who are in their working years, you have a number of issues to discuss with them: investments, retirement planning, property/casualty coverage and other insurance products. However, if you are not already doing so, consider discussing disability insurance with clients — as they may not be aware how much a disabling event may affect them financially. More>>

The 2 Things Your Clients Need to Know About Life Insurance

27 Jan

Advisors have the opportunity to be Romostradamus for their clients by clearly explaining two concepts in permanent life insurance policy design — funding level and growth potential. These two basic levers are easy for clients to understand and can readily help advisors explain why one policy type or structure would be a better fit for a client’s goals than another structure. More>>

2 Ways to Use the SECURE Act to Drive Planning Opportunities

13 Jan

Guest contributor: Ken Diltz, sales director, national accounts, with Crump Life Insurance Services.

Here are two simple ways to start the conversation about assets having enjoyed tax-deferred growth. As you help your clients analyze their needs into and throughout retirement, we often find that clients’ goals change, and we may have some of best solutions in the financial marketplace right now to meet the moment – delivering peace of mind, leverage and the relationship-building necessary to grow your practice into the future. More>>

Money Moves You Will Be Thankful For

28 Dec

There is no time like the present to start improving your finances. “Procrastination is the No. 1 reason people fail in retirement,” says Luke Lloyd, wealth advisor and investment strategist with Strategic Wealth Partners in Independence, Ohio.

However, it’s not just your retirement that will benefit from being proactive about finances. You can save money on debt, eliminate headaches for your heirs and free up cash for the things you want by making the following 14 expert-backed money moves. More>>

Here’s What You Need to Know About a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy

16 Nov

So, you’ve made the decision to learn more about long-term care insurance. That’s smart, as neither health insurance nor Medicare would pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future. Plus, there’s about a 70% chance you’ll need some type of long-term care after age 65, according to government stats. And given that the cost of long-term care can quickly deplete your life’s savings, it just makes sense to add it your financial plan. More>>

These Advisors Help Their Clients Tackle This Unknown Looming Cost

4 Nov

There’s an expense lurking down the road for many retirees that is largely unpredictable but likely: long-term care.

With premiums soaring on insurance policies designed to cover that cost, financial advisors are turning to a variety of other strategies to help clients prepare for a day when they might need help with daily living activities such as eating and bathing. More>>

Keep Your Life Insurance When You Retire

24 Aug

Do you need a life insurance policy in retirement? One school of thought says no. The kids are grown, and the need to financially insulate the household against the loss of a breadwinner has passed. If you are thinking about dropping your coverage for either or both of those reasons, you may also want to consider the excellent reasons to retain, obtain, or convert a life insurance policy after you retire. Take these factors into account and consult with your financial professional before making a decision. More>>