From my perspective, the bottom line for most people is needing to "play it safe.” They need a nest egg that will be there when they need it. For most Americans, this is no time to gamble. Our clients also need an income account that could continue to grow (regardless what happens with the stock market). They also should probably have these accounts laddered to handle different time periods and needs. Of course, we have that with fixed index annuities with guaranteed lifetime withdrawal options or riders. Yes, there are income riders that can continue to grow even when you are taking funds for their retirement income. Other needs? Of course, read on…
We are going to die. As we get older, it is not a question of if (as it was when we are young) but when. Where will your clients get the money for their final expenses? We see the articles that show the average costs around $10,000. Having just lost my wife, I can tell you that the number became much larger than that. But, being a good "life insurance guy," that was all taken care of. So, approach your clients and at least get them a simplified issue life policy. No exam, table 4 and easy to buy. Handle that final expense with "discounted" dollars so they don't have to raid the "retirement piggy bank." What else?
Glad you asked. What about a simplified issue single premium life policy (no exams and maybe even on line instant issue) where we really lever up the premium? A 65 year old female, placing $100,000 of premium would get a death benefit of around $190,000 or more (a lot more with full underwriting). But, remember when Fidelity said that the $275,000 did not cover long term care type expenses? Well, these policies, with accelerated death benefits, will pay the insured the death benefit prior to death if they can't perform 2 of the 6 activities of daily living. See how this plan is coming together. Oh yes, payment of the premium, where does that come from? Let's look:
Let's say the client does not have the extra capital to place in the single premium life policy. Well, if they have annuities, they have the answer and their bank is open. Simply exercise the right of the 10% free withdrawal and buy a small single premium life policy or spend about $1,200 per year for a $20,000 policy. Here’s the bottom line: there are plenty of ways to help your clients, there are plenty of products to fit the bill and there is The Ohlson Group that can show you how to structure the entire assessment and recommendation process. Oh yes, what about closing? Sure, most people need a nudge. But, when they become part of the process, the presentation is real and relatable, it doesn't take much closing. Give us a call. The Ohlson Group... since 1975 and still... a different experience.