Uncommon Solutions, presented by Schechter, provides a unique perspective on an assortment of advanced financial topics for high-net-worth clients and advisors.
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Unpacking Section 7702: What it Means for You & Your Clients
We take a comprehensive look at the amendment to the Internal Revenue Code’s Section 7702. The change, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), redefines how policies qualify as life insurance contracts under the tax code. It also spells out how much cash can accumulate inside a policy without being taxed. We walk you through what to expect and how to navigate this change for your clients.
The Death of LIBOR & What It Means for Financed Life Insurance
For over 40 years, the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has served as the globally accepted key benchmark interest rate that indicates borrowing costs between banks. However now, amid a flurry of scandal and manipulation, LIBOR will soon be put to bed. In this episode, we explore its potential successors and what effect this change will have on the life insurance premium financing industry.
Why Policy Review is 2021's Best Conversation Starter
A new year means new conversations. So when was the last time you talked to your client about the life insurance policy collecting dust in their portfolio? In this episode, we explain the importance of life insurance portfolio review – for you and your client – and why it should be your first call in 2021.
Selling Unwanted Life Insurance: A Tale as Old as 1911?
You've heard the ads. Maybe you've done some Googling. Now let's set the record straight. In this episode, we go under the hood on life settlements; from its 1911 origins in the Supreme Court, the AIDs epidemic, and navigating today's market.
The "Jim Harbaugh" Strategy for Retaining Key Business Executives
There's a lot of Xs and Os in structuring life insurance. In this episode, we talk about its use as a deferred compensation option. Split-dollar life insurance is a trend many top universities are using to retain high-caliber coaches, such as Jim Harbaugh. But its usefulness extends past the coaching ranks. We explain why what's good for Jim, might be good for other key executives.
Beaches, Sports Metaphors, & Premium Financing
Schechter’s Kevin Beauchamp recounts a thriller 2019 life insurance premium financing case where, using leverage and an innovative design structure, the client dollars jumped from $12 million to $72 million.