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 [...]

The Active Management Required for Trust Owned Life Insurance

How trustees review and manage life insurance policies varies widely and few, if any, have formal review policies and procedures in place despite the various regulations and the vast array of duties and responsibilities assumed by them. There are many professional trustees who have retained services to regularly review and assist with the management of [...]

The Many Duties and Responsibilities of ILIT Trustees

Trusts have long played an essential role in estate planning for many individuals and families.  The assets held in trust can vary from real estate to stocks, bonds, insurance policies, jewelry, and other collectibles.  This deep-dive will focus on trust held life insurance policies, which can be considered a special asset class. For some, trust [...]

Directed TOLI Trusts – the Good, the Bad and the Best Solution

Updated 11/26/19 Originally posted 10/1/18 After over a decade in the TOLI (trust-owned life insurance) business, we are aware of trends that come and go. One trend we are seeing more and more lately is the use of directed TOLI trusts. Directed trusts divide the responsibilities of the trust into two distinct tasks – administration [...]

2019-11-27T09:39:38-06:00November 26th, 2019|BLOG, TOLI Administration|0 Comments