So you’re thinking about getting started with a specially designed whole life insurance policy designed for cash accumulation. Maybe you want to expand your business or protect your family, or you want to get started with the infinite banking concept. Today, let’s dive into the four questions you need to ask before you sign the final policy papers.
Let’s get started with question number one. Do you like the agent? This agent is going to be with you for the life of the policy, and it’s important that you have a good working relationship with this person before you sign the contract. And that’s why it’s important to have a key conversation with your agent to make sure the agent understands exactly what your goals and objectives are. If not, you may end up with a policy that doesn’t meet your needs.
Number two is you need to answer the question within yourself How do you plan on using the policy? And does your policy meet your needs? With most life insurance policies, you’re going to be building cash accumulation, but you want to make sure upfront that you know how your policy is going to perform over time.
For example, with monthly contributions to your policy premium. It’ll take some time for your policy to grow and accumulate a cash value. So with that, it will take a little bit more time before you have enough cash value to loan against that policy cash and go out and achieve your financial goals. That’s why it’s important that the agent understands exactly what your needs and objectives are to make sure that the policy fits your needs.
In most policies that are designed for this cash value accumulation or the infinite banking policy, you could expect about 50% of the premium contributions to be available for policy loan within that first policy year.
Number three is to look at your contract and make sure it’s not a MEC or a modified endowment contract. Modified endowment refers to a contract status that the insurance company must perform on an annual basis. Basically, the insurance company just needs to make sure that it is performing like a life insurance contract versus an investment.
Number four is to confirm you’re with the right type of company. You want to make sure your company is mutually owned, dividend paying and non-direct recognition. Mutually owned means that the policy owners are owners of the company, not stockholders. Dividend paying is important because the policy owners are the owners of the company, they’re entitled to dividends if the insurance company makes a profit that year. And non-direct recognition, meaning that the policy performs exactly the same way, whether or not a policy loan is taken.
It’s really important that you have the answer to all three of those questions when choosing a life insurance company, because some mutual companies pay dividends but they are direct recognition, meaning that they’ll give you a lower dividend if you borrow. And the point is this: if you intend on borrowing, you shouldn’t be penalized for borrowing.
If you’re looking to get started with the Infinite Banking Concept check out our latest YouTube video. We do a deep dive on the four questions that you need answered before you place that policy in force. Once you have satisfactory answers to all of these questions, you’re going to be in a great position to move forward with your whole life insurance policy designed for cash accumulation.
If you’d like to learn more about how to get started with the infinite banking concept or getting started with a cash value life insurance policy designed for accumulation, hop on our calendar for a free strategy session.
And remember, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep that really matters.