PREMIUM FINANCE LIFE INSURANCE
It's all about leverage.
PREMIUM FINANCE LIFE INSURANCE; It's all about leverage.
WHAT IS PREMIUM FINANCE LIFE INSURANCE?
OBTAIN MORE COVERAGE BY LEVERAGING THE LENDER'S MONEY
Premium finance is a strategy in which a policyholder borrows from a third-party lender (a bank) to pay large life insurance premiums on a significant policy.
This strategy allows the borrowing policyholder to purchase large amounts of life insurance and in turn, accumulate large amounts of the cash value within that policy, while not tying up much of their own money in the process. QUESTIONS?
WHY USE PREMIUM FINANCE?
WE'LL HELP YOU DECIDE IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU.
When designed properly, the leverage created from a premium finance play allows a policyholder to acquire a large amount of life insurance for a small fraction of the outlay it would normally require from their pocket. This can allow them to keep their money working in other places and allow cash value to build within the life insurance policy.
The basic idea is that as long as the life insurance plan's cash value grows at a greater rate than the very low-interest rate on a loan with the bank, the policy itself can eventually pay off the loan. This leaves the policyholder with a substantial amount of cash value and a paid-up life insurance policy that they essentially got for free by leveraging their borrowing power.
WHO'S A GOOD CANDIDATE?
IT DEPENDS ON MULTIPLE FACTORS.
An ideal premium financing prospect is in average to good health, with excellent credit and a high net worth of at least $5 million. Both health and financial underwriting will play a large role in the process, and candidates will be required to prove that they are in good shape in both aspects.
The health requirements aren’t flexible – if a candidate cannot qualify for life insurance coverage due to poor health, premium financing won’t be an available strategy. However, there is some wiggle room on the financial side of underwriting in certain scenarios. A lower net worth may be overlooked if there is a significant annual income. Certain estate planning or business planning scenarios can also create exceptions if the underlying individuals don’t have the required levels of net worth.
IS PREMIUM FINANCING RISKY?
IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE.
While premium financing a life insurance policy can be a powerful strategy, it is not without risks and is not for everyone. It requires expert guidance and careful planning to be executed properly, minimizing the risks.
It’s important to choose a premium finance insurance company with experience in this area. If you’re interested in exploring whether premium finance is something you should consider, reach out to Alliance Group, and we can connect you with an expert who can help with your plan.
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