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2024-4 April

April 1, 2024

April 2024 – Fraternal Benefits Message

Life insurance is often viewed as separate from estate planning, but when integrated effectively, it can be a cornerstone in creating a robust estate plan. Life insurance provides financial security and peace of mind, ensuring your loved ones are cared for after you're gone. Debt and tax burden relief: A significant advantage of life insurance is its ability to provide immediate liquidity at death. This liquidity can be vital in paying off debts, covering funeral expenses, addressing estate taxes, and relieving your family from financial burdens during a difficult time. Income replacement: For families dependent on the policyholder's income, life insurance can replace lost earnings, ensuring that the family’s financial needs continue to be met. Equalizing inheritances: When certain assets are left to specific heirs (such as a family business), life insurance can provide equivalent value to other beneficiaries, ensuring fair and balanced inheritance among all heirs. Trusts and life insurance: In more complex estate plans, life insurance proceeds can be directed into a trust. This arrangement offers more control over the distribution of funds, providing for minor children, or managing the inheritance for beneficiaries who may not be financially savvy. Tax-efficient wealth transfer: Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free to beneficiaries, making it an efficient tool for transferring wealth. Incorporating life insurance into your estate plan requires thoughtful consideration and strategic planning. It can ensure that your family's financial future is secure, and your estate planning goals are met. Give me a call and let me know how I can help you with your particular situation. Have a great month!

Ryan Janak – Field Agent


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