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Suitability #5 – Is Indexed Universal Life a Good Choice?
Life Insurance November 13, 2018

Suitability #5 – Is Indexed Universal Life a Good Choice?

The investment of the cash values that support a permanent Life Insurance policy are vital to the success of the protection. Whether the goal is for a death benefit to be paid sometime in the future, or a methodical transfer of tax deferred legacy assets, the underlying investment should be carefully chosen. Life insurance is [...] Read More
Let patience be your guide for Home Insurance
Comprehensive Coverage / Home Insurance / Protecting Assets November 6, 2018

Let patience be your guide for Home Insurance

No one likes to think about the what if’s of a home insurance claim. Whether it’s the damage of a burst water pipe, or the devastation of a fire, you just do not want to go there. Which is why choosing the right home insurance policy is so critical. We at Shepard believe the right [...] Read More
Suitability-Guaranteed Universal Life #4- Is it a good product choice?
Life Insurance November 6, 2018

Suitability-Guaranteed Universal Life #4- Is it a good product choice?

Many people use Term or Temporary Insurance products to meet their life insurance needs. It can be a cost effective way to meet coverage requirements. But term policies, at the end of the coverage period expire, or reset at a new premium, usually at an unacceptable renewal cost. GUL, guaranteed universal life insurance is a [...] Read More
Hurricane Season Wrap up – What we know
Comprehensive Coverage / Home Insurance / Protecting Assets October 23, 2018

Hurricane Season Wrap up – What we know

Up north, with the early season cold weather, hurricane season is coming to a close. Florence and Michael were 2 more devastating weather events that thankfully did not land in the tristate area. So what do we really know? What have we learned about hurricanes? I recently read “Inevitable Disaster” by Roy Spenser, PhD, a [...] Read More
Suitability-Client Advisor Warning #3 – Universal Life
Life Insurance October 23, 2018

Suitability-Client Advisor Warning #3 – Universal Life

It was 1978 when Universal Life (UL) hit the streets as an option for permanent life insurance. UL was dubbed the consumer version of permanent life insurance because it disclosed the policy expense factor, the mortality cost, and the credited interest rate. With a slow start UL contracts started churning when treasury rates peaked >14% [...] Read More
Suitability-Guidance Protocol for Client Advisors #2 – Whole Life
Life Insurance October 16, 2018

Suitability-Guidance Protocol for Client Advisors #2 – Whole Life

The two most significant challenge in determining the right product to meet a life insurance need is “how long”. In advising highly successful insurance buyers on preserving an estate, or an organized asset transfer, the policy type typically used, is a permanent life policy. So as an alternative to Term Insurance policy that runs out, [...] Read More