What is Life Insurance Financing?

Guest Post: Thomas Yaeger - Managing Director | Premium Finance Group, Pacific Western Bank Life insurance financing is a way to pay for insurance premiums for the purchase or maintenance of a life insurance policy. The term may also be used to describe the monetization of excess cash value within an existing policy. In a 1911 U.S. Supreme Court case, Grigsby v. Russell Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes confirmed in the court’s decision that life insurance is an asset and as such enjoys the same characteristics as more traditional investment property such as stocks, bonds, and real estate. Similar to

5 Reasons Why Top Life Insurance Professionals Are Utilizing the Life Insurance Trust Company

Top life insurance advisors – those who are Top of the Table or Forum 400 producers or aspire to be – do things a bit differently than other life insurance agents. They spot trends before others, see opportunities where others don't, and create advantages for their practice whenever they can. That is why so many are looking to the Life Insurance Trust Company as a home for the trust-owned life insurance (TOLI) policies they place. There are 5 reasons why top producers look to the Life Insurance Trust Company (LITCO): Like today's top producers, the professionals at LITCO are

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The Life Insurance Trust Company Can Help Grantors Save Thousands on Their Gifting – Part 2 of 2 Part Series

In our first post, we described a life expectancy report and the policy management process called premium optimization.  In this post, we will show you how we use these tools to minimize the carrying costs on a policy on an older aged insured to potentially save thousands of dollars. In this case, we had a male who had purchased a $2M current assumption universal life policy about 25 years ago, and though he had not paid the premium in all years, there was still around $200,000 in cash value in the policy.  The level premium illustration that the carrier

The Life Insurance Trust Company Can Help Grantors Save Thousands on Their Gifting – Part 1 of 2 Part Series

The Life Insurance Trust Company is unlike any other trust company in the country.  Focused on a single asset – life insurance – and created by the premier manager of life insurance portfolios in the country, we provide a level of service to grantors (and their advisors) that is unparalleled. The company is an affiliated company of ITM TwentyFirst, a firm that manages thousands of policies for trustees, banks, legal and accounting firms and sophisticated institutional investors nationwide. ITM TwentyFirst provides the back-office services for the trust company and has developed several sophisticated tools used to maximize the value

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The Self Evaluation for ILIT Trustees

As a trustee, are you able to answer “yes” to the following questions? Are all the policies under your care financially sound? Are you able to assure the grantor(s) that his/her estate and financial planning expectations will be met? Are you familiar with the myriad of issues that could negatively affect the trust’s policies? Do you have the necessary knowledge of life insurance to perform the needed evaluations? How effective are your current risk management strategies? Are you doing your best to protect the value of the trust? If continued premiums are required and the grantor fails to make

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