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Avraham "AY"  Rappaport, CLTC

President, Financial Professional

 

Yaniv "Jay" Natanov

President, Financial Planner

 

Eli Rappaport

Vice President, Financial Planner

 

Shlomo Rosenstein

Financial Professional

 

Ozzie Marizan

Financial Planner

 

Joseph Greer

Employee Benefits Administrator

 

Dylan Pinsky

Client Relations Manager

 

Premier Financial

6395 Dobbin Road, Suite 102

Columbia, MD 21045

 

Phone:  240-309-6001

 

Email: dylan.pinsky@prudential.com

Website: premierfinancial1.com

July/August 2023

Increase and Protect Wealth With Life Insurance

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In its most basic form, life insurance* is pure financial protection. Most people buy life insurance to provide the financial means to pay final expenses, cover outstanding debts and leave family with the financial ability to carry on.


For high-net-worth indviduals, however, life insurance can help to meet a variety of financial challenges from helping to protect and even increase intergenerational wealth to financially protecting a closely held business against a variety of risks, life insurance can help meet a variety of financial challenges.


Multi-Purpose Vehicle
For example, life insurance can simply be a means to leave a cost-effective financial legacy behind for a favored charity without depleting assets earmarked to family beneficiaries. Affluent estates often use it to help offset estate taxes. While life insurance proceeds are generally income tax free, they are considered part of an estate for estate tax purposes unless coupled with an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT).


Life insurance is also one way owners of closely held businesses fund a buy-sell agreement or protect against a key employee's loss. Both strategies, when paired with a properly structured arrangement, use life insurance’s death benefit to offset resulting financial losses.


When one child inherits a family business and another isn’t involved in it, life insurance can also be used to equalize an estate. Permanent life insurance’s cash value can also supplement retirement income or increase the policy’s death benefit.


There are a handful of varied life insurance types, each one offering different advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, you need to be wary of overfunding any cash value policy that creates a modified endowment contract, which would result in losing many of the tax benefits. So, it is important to seek the help of a financial professional to ensure you use the right type of insurance and structure with any life insurance policy.


*Applications for life insurance are subject to underwriting. No insurance coverage exists unless a policy is issued and the required premium to put it in force is paid. Accessing cash values may result in surrender fees and charges and may require additional premium payments to maintain coverage and will reduce the death benefit and policy values and may have tax consequences. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuer.

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