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Insurance Planning

Risk management and insurance play a crucial role in your comprehensive financial plan. Because there are numerous risks that can wreak havoc with even the best laid plans; our job is to help you identify these risks and discuss ways to mitigate the risks. Proper risk management is vital to a successful financial plan and investment portfolio to help prevent surprises from unexpected life events. With properly structured life, disability, long term care, and critical illness insurance, you can transfer the financial risk of uncontrollable events to a third party --- the insurance company. Although insurance is the answer for many risks, it is not always the answer. We can help you determine if insurance is necessary and, if so, how much insurance might be needed to help preserve your wealth.

The rising cost of health care is also a concern to many people as they approach retirement. How can health care costs affect your ability to save hard-earned retirement assets? What about health care costs not covered by traditional systems? The need for long-term custodial care might easily erode an entire lifetime of savings. From disability insurance to long-term care insurance and Medicare supplemental plans, we can help you make sensible choices.

Life insurance and long-term care insurance are two very personal and critical considerations of your overall retirement plan.  It is imperative that these policies be coordinated with both your financial advisor and a qualified insurance professional.  Simply buying long-term care or life insurance from an insurance salesperson could leave you with inappropriate policies for you and your family.

How do you make sense of all the confusing and conflicting claims about insurance products and fixed annuities? How do you decide how much insurance is enough? Let us assist you with:

  • Maintaining family income in the event of a disability or death
  • Identifying current and future risk exposure
  • Evaluating cost-effectiveness of current insurance coverage
  • Planning for long-term care protection
  • Ongoing review and assessment of risk in your overall plan

Life insurance also has many uses in an estate plan, including estate liquidity, debt repayment, income replacement and wealth accumulation. There are many different types of policies to consider, at different price levels and policies can be owned in many ways. Proceeds from life insurance that are received by beneficiaries upon the death of the insured are generally income tax-free. The financial advisors at Life Certain Wealth Strategies are highly experienced in this area and can help you determine the types of policies that are suitable for your estate planning needs.

Insurance in retirement should be thought of as a risk management tool, and as something that protects you, your estate and the people you love. There is a fine line, however, between having too much insurance and too little. The advisors at Life Certain Wealth Strategies can help you discover what you should and shouldn’t insure, and how much you might consider buying, without wasting your money. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.