A policy is issued to the owner from the insurer after underwriting approval of the insured and acceptance by the owner, who then remits premiums to the carrier. Premium payments can be in the form of cash or in-kind (in-kind premiums such as property or securities in kind are subject to taxation on any gain in value at the transfer from the policyowner to the insurer’s separate policy account).READ MORE
The Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) Investor Control Doctrine is a legal concept that defines the level of control a policyholderhas over the investments held within a PPLI policy. The doctrine establishesthat for a PPLI policy to qualify for favorable tax treatment, the policyholdermust not have "investor control" over the policy's underlying assets.READ MORE
That's right, this fall we arecelebrating 10 years of providing private placement solutions for wealthpreservation planning. To celebrate, we asked our team (pastand present) to answer two questions:
1. In your opinion, what has been the highlight of IPL's first decade?
2. Now looking ahead, where do you see IPL heading in the next 10 years?
We continue our series where we get to know someone with Investors Preferred Life a little better by sitting down with our new President, Nikki Pethtel. Nikki tells us about her journey to this new role, explains what she wishes more people understood about PPLI, shares some career advice, and gives us a peek into her non-work life.READ MORE
InvestorsPreferred Life Insurance Company (“IPL” or the “Company”), a premier providerof private placement life insurance and annuities, is pleased to announce that Nikki Pethtel has been named President of IPL. Ms. Pethtel succeeds TommyMayes, who will remain on the Board of Directors of IPL.READ MORE
Welcome to our new series where we get to know someone within the Investors Preferred Life a little bit better. First up, we learn how Anthony Stanek came to join us here at IPL, what he wishes more people knew about private placement and what he is watching on TV these days.READ MORE
Private placement life insurance (PPLI) can permit a varietyof investment types, depending on the insurance company offering the policy and the investment strategy chosen by the policyholder.READ MORE
AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-“ (Excellent) to Investors Preferred Life Insurance Company.READ MORE
Private placement life insurance (PPLI) is reserved solely for an accredited investor and/or qualified purchaser - an individual or entity who is allowed to deal, trade and invest in financial securities and satisfy one or more requirements regarding income, net worth, asset size or professional experience.READ MORE
Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) is a type of life insurance policy that is typically offered only to policyholders who meet the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of an accredited investors and/or qualified purchaser or are an institutional investor. PPLI policies are customized, flexible, and tailored to the unique needs of each policyholder. It is typically used as part of an overall wealth management strategy to help preserve and transfer wealth to future generations.READ MORE
By Tommy Mayes on 11/07/22
A new team member has joined Investors Preferred as part of the firm’s ongoing growth initiative.READ MORE
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 10/07/22
Investors are often programmed to think it’s almost never a good idea to take early withdrawals from a retirement account. It’s the role of advisors to help them understand when it might actually make sense to take the funds and accept the tax liability.
In these scenarios, advisors often recommend that their client move to a Roth IRA and pay the tax upfront on conversion.
But awareness is growing about an alternative solution: a “stretch annuity.” This is an expanded use of a private placement variable annuity (PPVA), and it may allow ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) families with significant retirement accounts to defer and stretch the tax bill over multiple generations.
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 08/12/22
Oil and water, tinfoil and microwaves, pineapple and pizza (yes, I went there!) – these are just a few examples of things that simply don’t work together.
In the wealth preservation planning arena, some advisors would add annuities and generational transfer planning to the list I started. It’s an understandable misconception since traditional use cases for annuities are quite narrow. But the reality is this: A private placement variable annuity (PPVA) can be used in a variety of unique ways that support specific planning goals.
One of the use cases for PPVA we’ve been speaking to a lot of advisors about lately is the “stretch annuity.”
By Tommy Mayes on 05/12/22
Often I am surprised to hear how many public speakers and other people who have to present to large groups consider themselves to be introverts. I am also an introvert, so I thought I would share a few observations and recommend follow-up reading. Regardless of whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, you need to develop the skills and emotional intelligence to work with both.READ MORE
By Tommy Mayes on 05/05/22
For several years now, Investors Preferred has been named one of the fastest-growing life insurers. The same is true for 2021, as recently shared by Life Annuity Specialist.READ MORE
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 04/21/22
At Investors Preferred, while working with advisors of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients, we often hear comments of adversity toward the “i-word” (insurance).
Why would an UHNW individual or family decide to purchase a private placement insurance policy or annuity?
As with most investment structures, this is a solution for specific planning requirements. The short answer is private placement policies are cost-efficient and offer institutional pricing. Therefore, almost 100% of premium paid accrues to cash value in the early years. But, that’s just the high-level response; in this blog I’ll expound upon these important features, which make private placement insurance a valuable tool for wealth planning.
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 03/24/22
My first experience with life insurance was as a recent college grad: single, no kids, and no pets. I have no idea why I bought life insurance at the time, other than the agent was a friend and I thought it’d help my chances of going on a date with her. Eventually I dropped the policy, the premium I had paid was wasted, and no cash value had accrued. It was an expensive lesson.
Unfortunately, experiences like mine and the variability of costs associated with the traditional life insurance products has contributed to many advisors being unable to get past their dislike of insurance products. Because the “i-word” has become taboo, they may not even consider how non-traditional insurance solutions, like private placement, could help with wealth preservation planning for their ultra-high-net-worth clients.
By Tommy Mayes on 12/12/21
I know Alan best for his deep experience in private placement life insurance and, “How can we make this happen?” approach to any challenge.
That’s why it was so fun to read this new interview with him– even I learned several new things about the man I spend hours with each week!.
By Nikki Pethtel on 11/23/21
An article published by Financial Advisors showcases how the firm has pioneered the concept of non-comingled SMAs over the past five years.READ MORE
By Tommy Mayes on 08/18/21
Life Annuity Specialist released its final data for 2020, which puts Investors Preferred at the top of the list for largest sales gains last year.READ MORE
By Tommy Mayes on 03/22/21
Life Annuity Specialist’s early look at 2020 data from the life insurance industry puts Investors Preferred among the top 5 firms for largest sales gains.READ MORE
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 01/15/21
An interest rate change with dramatically positive impacts for life insurance purchasers, carriers, and the industry overall was buried in the 5,600+ page U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December.
What does it all mean?
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 06/09/20
S&P Global Market Intelligence noted the firm in its annual rankings.READ MORE
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 09/27/19
Published by Financial Advisor, this interview covers how advisors can use private placement life insurance to address complex high net worth wealth planning needs.READ MORE
By Alan Jahde, JD, LLM (taxation) on 05/23/18
S&P Global Market Intelligence noted the firm in its annual rankings.READ MORE