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Title: Life%20Product%20Introductions%20%20and%20Enhancements%20May%202003

Life Insurance Professional Analysis and Review
Presented By Matt Woodson Zenith Marketing
Group, Inc. Charlotte, NC
Is your clients insurance up to P.A.R?
Paramount Principle
  • To ensure that all clients have the best possible
    life insurance solutions available.

  • Assure that the insurance need hasnt changed
  • Uncover changes in underwriting status, good or
  • Review policy performance
  • Review policy provisions
  • Review beneficiary status
  • Review loan status (if appropriate)

Who Needs A Review?
  • Personal Clients
  • Younger and Middle-Aged Clients
  • Changing Family Needs
  • Supplemental Income, make insurance permanent
  • Older Clients
  • Need to keep policies in-force
  • Estate Planning and TOLI

Who Needs A Review?
  • Business Clients
  • Benefits need to support promises
  • Deferred Comp.
  • Sec. 162 Bonus Plans
  • SERP
  • Business Continuation and Key Person
  • More or Less Owners
  • Ownership Properly Structured?
  • Buy-Out Possibilities
  • Business Properly Valued?

Who Needs A Review?
  • Trust Owned Life Insurance (TOLI) Survey
  • Professional Trustees
  • 83.5 - No Procedures or Guidelines for TOLI
  • 95.3 - No Procedures for Variable Life Policies
  • Family and Friends as Trustees
  • 94.7 - No Procedures for Variable Life Policies
  • 71.2 - Have not reviewed Life Policies in past 5
  • Survey published in Trusts Estates magazine,
    May 2003, page 63.

Who Needs A Review?
  • Code of Federal Regulations Title 12 Sec. 9.6
  • Mandates requirements for National Banks dealing
    with Trust Assets, including Life Insurance.
  • Reviews
  • Pre-Acceptance, Post Acceptance, Ongoing Annual

Issues You May Uncover
  • Some Policies May be in Danger of Lapsing
  • Low interest rate environment/ low interest
    crediting rate
  • Lower than anticipated investment performance
  • review subaccount allocations
  • Increased Cost of Insurance

More premium may be needed to fulfill the
original goal.
Interest Rate History
Issues You May Uncover
  • Some Policies May be in Danger of Lapsing
  • Reduction in Dividend Rates (WLP)
  • Increasing Premium (Term)
  • Policy Loans
  • Excessive Withdrawals
  • Skipped Premium Payments

More premium may be needed to fulfill the
original goal
If Under-Funded
  • Possible Solutions
  • Increase the future premiums to make up for the
  • Improve underwriting class, if eligible
  • Drop unnecessary riders
  • Decrease face if need has decreased

If Under-Funded
  • Problems With These Solutions
  • Clients may not want to pay more
  • Increased premiums to ILITs may create taxable
  • Reluctance to contribute to policy in economic
    environment of low interest rates (UL) or low
    subaccount growth (VUL)

If Under-Funded
  • Problems With These Solutions
  • If policy has existing loan and client making
    further loans to make premium and interest
    payments, problem only becomes worse
  • Need for current level of insurance remains
  • Desired changes may not be available nor meet
    planning objectives

Potential Solutions
  • Reasons to Keep Current Policy
  • Surrender of an existing policy may incur a
    surrender charge purchase of a new policy would
    impose yet another surrender schedule
  • Need for life insurance is temporary
  • Higher guaranteed minimum interest crediting
    rates may not be available

Potential Solutions
  • Reasons to Keep Current Policy
  • Adverse health change
  • New contestable and suicide periods
  • Limits on transferring loans
  • Tax consequences
  • Tax benefits issues
  • New acquisition costs

Potential Solutions
  • Reasons to Consider Exchange or Replacement
  • Company strength has the existing
  • Insurer had significant recent drops in
  • ratings
  • Extended maturity
  • Available since _at_ 1999
  • New benefits/riders may not be available on older
  • Term insurance getting expensive and need

Why a Review?
Policy Options/Benefits Not Previously Available
  • Secondary No-Lapse Guarantees
  • Extended Maturity
  • Riders features
  • Long Term Care
  • Critical illness coverage
  • Return of Premium
  • Estate Tax Repeal Riders/Options
  • Pref. Plus Underwriting Classes
  • Policy Loan Provisions
  • Improved Loan Rates
  • Zero Net Cost Loans

Why a Review?
  • Re-evaluation of Underwriting
  • More history since health occurrence
  • Improved health, lost weight, healthier lifestyle
  • Change in smoking status
  • Do they qualify for one of the new, improved
    underwriting classes available today?
  • Table Shave Programs (whats left)
  • Change in avocation status
  • More experience (Example pilots, divers)
  • Age of traffic violations

Why Review Now?
  • Reinsurance The 800lb. Gorilla
  • 8 Major Reinsurers left in the North American
  • Less Reinsurers Less Risk Diversification
    Higher Pricing and Stricter Underwriting
  • Very difficult to get exceptions, especially in
    Preferred and better categories.
  • Max capacity _at_ 125 Million
  • Immediate Effect on Ages 70

Why Review Now?
  • Actuarial Guideline 38
  • Sets higher reserve requirements for extended
    guarantee plans.
  • Retro-active to July 1, 2005
  • 2001 CSO Mortality Rates
  • Extends premiums beyond age 100
  • Helps offset impact of AG38
  • Especially helpful for lower ages

Potential Solutions
  • Case Study Loan Rescue
  • Situation
  • Age 50 Male, Preferred Non-Smoker, has 250k face
    policy (non-guaranteed), paying 2,475/yr, cash
    value of 40,000, with 20k of loan against the
    cash value.
  • Wants to get rid of loan and maintain the
    250,000 face on a guaranteed basis.

Potential Solutions
  • Case Study Loan Rescue
  • Solution
  • 1035 Exch. Cash and loan into new policy with
    face of 273,000
  • Take withdrawal in year 2 to pay off loan and
    loan interest
  • Nets a guaranteed death benefit of 250,000 with
    new premium of 2,000/yr.

Case Study
  • Jumbo Loan Rollover
  • Male, Age 66, SNT, 75M face policy, 25M CV
  • 12.5M outstanding loan
  • Policy reprojections show lapse within 5 years on
    current factors
  • Goals avoid phantom income and maintain net
    level db of 62.5M
  • 1035 in Legend 300LR no loan repayment

Case Study
  • Jumbo Loan Rollover
  • Results
  • Maintained guaranteed net level db of 62.5
  • No phantom income with guaranteed db!
  • Annual Cash outlay to keep guaranteed level death
    benefit at 62.5M (75M - 12.5M) 855,255
  • Paid as primarily loan interest (687,500)
    premium 167,755 in years 1-20

Potential Solutions
  • Leveraging Strategies
  • Putting Turbo in the 1035
  • Exchange to SPIA
  • Other options
  • Installment Refund or Cash Refund to protect
  • Age rated if adverse health conditions
  • Can be paid directly from carrier to carrier

Potential Solutions
  • Leveraging Strategies
  • Example Male, Preferred Non-Smoker age 70 with
    250,000 cash value
  • Traditional 1035 Exch. Into another life policy
    produces 722,400 face amount
  • 1035 Exch. Into SPIA creates 22,896 gross annual
    payout, or 20,575 net taxes (at 28)
  • 22,896 purchases 842,948 face amount
  • 20,575 purchases 757,047 face amount

Potential Solutions
  • Leveraging Strategies
  • Life Settlements
  • Submit health records for L.E. projection
  • Gather Offers
  • Play the Game
  • Be mindful of capacity limits
  • At least 6-8 week process

The Review Process
The Review Process
The Review Process
Needs Analysis Quick Estimator
The Review Process
Policy Evaluation Guide
The Review Process
Inforce Request Form
PAR Presentation
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Life Insurance Professional Analysis and
Review...Why offer one?
  • Deliver Value ? Client satisfaction
  • Deliver Value ? Client retention
  • Deliver Value ? More referrals
  • Deliver Value ? Enhance your professionalism

Life Insurance Professional Analysis and Review
Ensuring youre up to PAR.