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In Wake of Tax Reform, Private Placement Life Insurance Has a Rising Role

Trump’s tax reforms eased tax rates on America’s wealthiest, which means opportunities in the private placement life insurance marketplace.

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You Will Survive! How Your Business Will Survive Coronavirus – a Crisis Management Plan

Don’t let the coronavirus sink your business. Use these crisis management tips to position yourself for economic opportunity once the worst passes.

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Sleep Better with Reps & Warranties Insurance

Understanding Representations, Warranties and Indemnities in M&A Transactions When boards are deliberating the purchase or sale of a business, they need to consider the long-term risks of the decision. Understanding the representations, warranties and indemnifications being made is essential to executing fiduciary duty, since the risks do not go away after the deal is done.  […]

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PLUP Fiction: Bad Faith Insurance

Can you rely on your insurance company’s description of your insurance policy? Learn about insurance bad faith and your rights as the insured. 

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Now that You Have Identified Your Risks, Can They be Avoided, Reduced or Insured?

Safeguarding Your Business with a Solid Risk Management Plan All business entities face risk.  Some aspects are insurable, while some are not. But just because it’s insurable, does that mean you should buy insurance?  Organizations today are transitioning from simply purchasing insurance to establishing a full risk management plan. Managing 4 Types of Risk Bruce […]

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Fixed Index Annuities Basics

The ABCs of FIAs

A Conversation with Jim Poolman [Editor’s Note: Jim Poolman is Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, a coalition of life insurance companies that offer fixed indexed annuities (FIAs). He outlined the benefits of this stable retirement savings vehicle for the readers of Financial Poise.] What are Fixed Index Annuities (FIAs)? FIAs are contracts […]

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Long-Term Care Insurance: What People of All Ages Need to Know

Long-Term Care Insurance Protects You and Your Assets The biggest threat to one’s nest egg or the assets that he wishes to leave his loved ones is not necessarily a recession or tumbling stock market, but rather the debilitating march of time that could cause them to face the kind of chronic illness or disability […]

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A Brief Overview of Investing in Life Settlements

The legality of investing in life settlements* (also referred to as a “life settlement”) traces back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision, Grigsby vs. Russell, 222 U.S. 149. In Grigsby, a life insurance company refused to pay out the death benefit proceeds on the grounds that the policy had previously been sold to a third party who had no insurable interest in the insured.

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