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by John Hancocks Advanced Markets Group

Case In Point SUMMARIES


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Initial Discussion
Our Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) designed several scenarios. The clients, with the help
of their insurance advisor and the clients advisory team, preferred the scenario which illustrated
a lump -sum Privately Financed note made to an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT), from which
insurance payments would be made. The lump sum was calculated to take into account the
amount needed to repay the note in year 13, after 10 years of premium payments.
Using Advanced Markets proprietary JH Solutions software, our AMC calculated that it would
take a $3,000,000 lump sum of cash made to the trust to fund the 10 annual premiums of
$150,000 for 9 years on a John Hancock Survivorship UL policy, following a first-year premium
gift of $1,000,000, the clients joint remaining lifetime exemption. This $3,000,000 figure was
based on an assumed 7.8% trust side fund that would accumulate to repay the loan principal,
including accrued interest payments, in year 13. The Privately Financed note was established as
a long-term note subject to the then applicable federal rate of 4.4% of interest.
Solution
Clients expressed concern that the side-fund rate assumption of 7.8% might be too high. Our
AMC then provided two what if scenarios to illustrate the shortfall in loan repayment if the
side fund earned only 5%, as well as refinancing the note in year 13 at the lower assumed side-
fund rate. Although there would be sufficient funds to pay the premiums over the 10-year
period at the 5% assumed side-fund scenario, there would not be sufficient assets to repay
the loan in year 13 under the 5% return assumption. Our AMC was able to alleviate these
concerns by then illustrating the feasibility of refinancing the note, if necessary, under a 30-year
note arrange ment that utilized the trust side fund to pay loan interest annually, with a loan
principal repayment from death proceeds.
Private Financing with Lifetime Gifts
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: October 2007
Case Closed: April 2008
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CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male, Age 54, Preferred Non Smoker and Female, Age 53,
Super Preferred Non Smoker, two children
NET WORTH $35,000,000 of which securities represented 75%
CURRENT LIFETIME Annual exclusions gifts were already being used in other planning and $1M of
GIVING PLAN the couples $2M lifetime gift tax exemption was available for future planning
NEED Additional $15M survivorship life insurance for estate liquidity
CLIENT CONCERNS Keep current planning in place and do additional planning without incurring any
gift taxes. Most importantly, the couple did not want to commit to a long-term
funding arrangement.
This is a supplemental illustration. Not all benefits and values are guaranteed. The assumptions on which the non-guaranteed
elements are based are subject to change by the insurer. Actual results may be more or less favorable.
Initial Discussion
During a regular review of their insurance, these clients realized that the value of their business
had grown so much that they needed additional life insurance to supplement their existing
coverage. Our Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC), designed several scenarios for the clients,
including a Sale to a Grantor Trust and Private Split Dollar. The clients, with the help of their
insurance advisor and their legal and tax advisors, preferred the scenario using a Private Split
Dollar arrangement with an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) and a $20,000,000 John
Hancock SUL-G insurance policy.
Solution
Using the JH Solutions software, our AMC was also able to illustrate a lifetime exit strategy
from the Private Split Dollar arrangement through the use of a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
(GRAT). A zeroed-out 10-year GRAT was used as a vehicle to transfer shares in the family
business to the clients heirs without having to make taxable gifts. A GRAT in a low-interest-
rate environment enabled the clients to take advantage of the low Section 7520 rates, in
addition to transferring the stock at a discounted value. When the GRAT terminates, the
balance of the GRAT will transfer to the ILIT. The ILIT will then use the income from the stock in
the GRAT to repay the amount due on the Private Split Dollar arrangement in year 10, and also
to pay ongoing insurance premiums.
Private Split Dollar
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: September 2008
Case Closed: February 2009
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male Age 60, Preferred Non Smoker and
Female Age 59, Super Preferred Non Smoker, three children
NET WORTH $50,000,000, including a privately owned family business
CURRENT LIFETIME The husband and wife each had three annual exclusion gifts, but the couples
GIVING PLAN combined $2,000,000 lifetime gift tax exemption was not available.
NEED $20 million of survivorship life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund life insurance to take care of future generations without incurring any gift
taxes. Much of the couples cash was already tied up in the family business.
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CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male, Age 80, Uninsurable and Female, Age 77, Preferred
Non Smoker
NET WORTH $40,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME The husband and wife each had limited annual exclusion gifts, but the couples
GIVING PLAN combined $2,000,000 lifetime gift tax exemption was not available.
NEED $20 million of life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund life insurance to take care of future generations without incurring any gift taxes.
Initial Discussion
We received information from a producer that indicated that a competitors quote
outperformed our UL-G product in a Commercial Finance arrange ment on a non-guaranteed
basis. In reviewing the competitors proposal, our AMC noticed certain omissions relating to the
gift of loan interest, notably that the potential gift tax cost was not factored into the overall
cost of the plan. Also, a varying premium schedule showed that high premiums were required
in the early years, with lower premiums shown in later years. In an effort to fully analyze the
situation and find the most effective way to overcome a perceived weakness in the product, our
AMC contacted the producer and obtained a complete estate balance sheet on the proposed
insureds. The clients assets were substantial ($40,000,000) and quite liquid. They had minimal
annual exclusion gifts available and no lifetime gift exemptions remaining.
Solution
We were able to show that John Hancocks UL-G product was flexible and could produce a
varying premium schedule that was better than the competitors latest quote. In addition, our
AMC was able to use a Premium Financing proposal from JH Solutions to show the clients the
impact of the gift of loan interest and the potential gift taxes that could have resulted from a
Commercial Finance arrangement, as well as the varying premium approach.
Given the additional loan interest rate risk as well as the collateral risks associated with
commercial premium financing, we redesigned the funding technique to show a Private
Financing arrange ment. The January 2009 Applicable Federal Rate (mid-term rate) was used
to lock in the loan interest rate at 2.06%. We also showed that a predictable level premium
approach was more suitable to minimize the cost of funding the premiums. A $20,000,000
single-life UL-G policy on the wife with an annual premium of $651,804 proved to be more
cost-effective than a survivorship policy.
Private Financing
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: December 2008
Case Closed: January 2009
The insurance data shown is taken from an illustration. 4
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male, Age 61, Preferred Non Smoker and Female, Age 59,
Preferred Non Smoker
NET WORTH $25,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME The husband and wife each had two annual exclusion gifts, but did not want to
GIVING PLAN use their annual exclusions or gift exemptions to fund a life insurance policy.
NEED $10 million of survivorship life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund life insurance to take care of future generations without making any gifts.
Initial Discussion
Our Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) designed several scenarios, including Invest in Your
Life (Quick Concepts) and Private Financing. The producer was able to use the Invest in Your
Life presentation to show the clients that a guaranteed life insurance product (SUL-G) could be
an asset allocation tool in their overall portfolio. During this discussion, a universal life product
with guarantees was compared to owning a bond with a guaranteed coupon rate. In the Invest
in Your Life presentation, the clients saw that the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on the life
insurance policy in year 30 is 8.03% after tax.
Solution
The clients had available cash and decided to use a Private Financing arrangement with an
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) to fund a $10,433,807 John Hancock SUL-G insurance
policy. Our AMC used the JH Solutions software to illustrate a lifetime exit strategy from the
Private Financing arrangement in year 30. The arrangement was set up with the clients making
a $2,000,000 loan to their ILIT in year 1, with the loan proceeds then invested in a side fund
inside of the trust with a projected growth rate of 5%. The case closed quickly once the clients
saw the benefits of purchasing a guaranteed universal life product and using a Private
Financing arrangement to fund a trust without making any gifts.
Creating an Asset Class
with SUL-G
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: April 2009
Case Closed: April 2009



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Initial Discussion
The Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) designed several scenarios, including Invest in Your
Life (Quick Concepts) and Private Financing (JH Solutions). The Invest in Your Life presentation
showed the clients and their advisors the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) they might achieve on a
SUL-G policy, with a projected IRR on the policy at life expectancy of 9.01% (year 16). The
clients advisors then determined that they wanted to allocate $100,000 annually to the
guaranteed universal life insurance policy. The advisors felt that a 6% return was a sound
assumption for investment yield of a side fund.
Solution
Incorporating the factors of 1) annual premium of $100,000, 2) investment return of 6% and
3) payment of premiums through age 104 (26 years), a Private Financing arrangement was
used to fund an ILIT with a $2,514,451 John Hancock SUL-G insurance policy. The arrangement
was set up with the clients making a $1,378,336 lump-sum loan to their ILIT in year 1. The loan
proceeds would then be invested in a side fund inside of the trust with a projected growth rate
of 6%, and would be used to pay the annual premium of $100,000.
Our AMC quickly showed the benefits of making a lump-sum loan to the trust and then
investing the loan amount in a side fund inside the ILIT. The life insurance death benefit
(with the 50% Return of Premium rider) is projected to repay the loan to the clients estate.
Private Financing
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: March 2009
Case Closed: May 2009
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male, Age 81, Standard Non Smoker and Female, Age 78, Preferred
Non Smoker
NET WORTH $30,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME The husband and wife each had only two annual exclusions, and the couples
GIVING PLAN combined $2,000,000 lifetime gift tax exemption was not available for funding a
life insurance policy inside of an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT).
NEED $2.5 million of survivorship life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund life insurance to take care of future generations without incurring any
gift taxes.
The insurance data shown is taken from an illustration.
Life expectancy based on 2001 Valuation Basic Table, Select & Ultimate. 6
Initial Discussion
Our Advanced Markets Consultants (AMCs) used JH Solutions software to design several
scenarios, including Premium Financing and Private Financing, to show the client. The clients
insurance advisor initially requested a Premium Financing proposal but after some further
discussion and information gathering, our AMCs determined that Private Financing would also
be a good option for him to consider. After reviewing both the Premium Financing and Private
Financing proposals from JH Solutions, the client and his advisors determined that Private
Financing would be a more cost-effective approach, and would also enable the client to avoid
making any taxable gifts.
Solution
We designed a Private Financing arrangement for funding an ILIT with a $10,442,053 John
Hancock UL-G insurance policy with a $780,322 annual premium for 41 years. The arrangement
was set up with the client making an annual $780,322 loan to his ILIT to cover the life insurance
premium. The loan interest was set at 4.36% (July 2009 long-term Applicable Federal Rate) and
would be deferred as long as the loan is in existence.
The life insurance death benefit (with the Return of Premium rider) is projected to repay the
loan to the clients estate, although the loan may be paid off during the clients lifetime using
the proceeds of a sale of rental real estate.
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Male, Age 75, Standard Non Smoker
NET WORTH $50,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME The client has five annual exclusions, and his $1,000,000 lifetime gift tax exemption
GIVING PLAN was not available for funding a life insurance policy inside of an Irrevocable Life
Insurance Trust (ILIT).
NEED $10 million of life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund life insurance to take care of future generations without incurring any
gift taxes.
Private Financing
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: May 2009
Case Closed: July 2009
The insurance data shown is taken from an illustration. 7
Initial Discussion
In this case, almost half of the clients total net worth was commercial real estate interests held
in a limited liability company (LLC). The remaining assets were mainly held in cash or cash
equivalents and personal holdings.
Given the size and scope of the estate, our Advanced Markets Consultant and Advanced
Markets Attorney conferred with the producer to discuss the clients current planning issues
and obtain additional critical asset information. During this discussion, they were able to
uncover important information regarding how the LLC was established, whether the clients had
already used their lifetime gift tax exemption and the future of the LLC (whether it will stay in
the family or be sold). They discovered that the clients had already gifted away their entire
lifetime gift tax exemption amount and that prior estate planning had utilized Grantor Retained
Annuity Trusts (GRATs) to transfer some LLC member interests out of their taxable estates. The
annual income and appreciation rates for the LLCs were also established.
Solution
With this critical information now in hand, our team discussed using a lump-sum Private
Financing long-term loan (approximately $9.8M) in order to purchase a $50M John Hancock
Survivorship UL-G policy. This approach would allow the clients to leverage the low long-term
Applicable Federal Rate (AFR), which was 4.36% in July 2009, creating a 15-year note. Given
that portions of the LLC were already in a GRAT and additional GRATs were to be created, we
realized that combining the GRATs with a life insurance funding plan would provide an exit
strategy for the Private Financing loan.
We showed the producer how transferring LLC member interests into a GRAT could work
as a very effective exit strategy for the Private Financing loan while also transferring substantial
assets out of the taxable estate. The GRAT remainder would drop into the Irrevocable Life
Insurance Trust (ILIT), giving the ILIT a large influx of liquidity without triggering gift taxes,
presuming that the clients created a zeroed-out GRAT. We created a customized JH Solutions
Private Financing presentation for the client, demonstrating how the GRAT remainder transfers
to the ILIT and the Trustee uses the assets from the GRAT to repay the Private Financing loan to
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple, mid 70s
NET WORTH Over $100 Million
INSURANCE NEED $50 Million of Survivorship life insurance for estate liquidity purposes
Private Financing with GRATs
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: June 2009
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the Grantor. The Trustee of the ILIT could also retain the excess assets for future premium
payments. The producer was able to meet with the clients and their advisors, review the
presentation and successfully complete an application of $50M of life insurance with a target
premium of $958,000.
Summary
In this case, our team was able to construct a plan that transferred appreciating assets out of
the clients taxable estate, leveraged the income from those assets to fund a life insurance plan,
increased the net to heirs and avoided triggering gift taxes to the clients. They also provided the
producer with a finished presentation that allowed him to explain sophisticated estate planning
concepts to the clients and, ultimately, close the sale of a $50M survivorship life insurance policy.
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Initial Discussion
A producer from a major wire house was reviewing the trust accounts under the firms
management, and came across a Bypass Trust that had no distribution activity. The client is
a 77-year-old widow who has been a client of this producer for many years. She is in good
health. Her husband died several years ago and his will established a Bypass Trust (also known
as a Credit Shelter Trust or a B Trust) holding about $735,000, mainly in certificates of deposit
(CDs) and municipal bonds. Bond income was rolled into CDs. The widow/beneficiary had never
accessed this trust for any income.
She has about $3,000,000 in estate assets consisting of her personal residence, a large IRA
that she draws from for income, and other personal property. She has 2 children and 6
grandchildren. She has not used her lifetime gift exemption but is making annual exclusion
gifts to her children and grandchildren. Her estate shows minimal or no growth and the
advisors do not feel she will be exposed to any federal estate taxes; they believe that by
shrinking and consuming her assets, she will fall below the federal estate tax exemption limit,
which was $3,500,000 in 2009. Her main concern was that she wanted to maximize
the amount that she passed on to her heirs, but with minimal risk.
Strategy
Our Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) uncovered an opportunity to enhance the value of
the assets in the Bypass Trust by using the $30,000 income generated by the trust assets. The
client has expressed a desire to pass these assets to her heirs and is risk averse with the trust
assets.
Our AMC ran the Invest in Your Life presentation in JH Illustrator/Quick Concepts using an
annual premium of $30,000 at Standard Plus rates. This premium stream provided for a death
benefit of almost $700,000, using the UL-G product. Assuming a life expectancy of 11 years,
he focused on Life Expectancy plus 4 years or year 15. The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on the
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Female, Age 77, Standard Plus Non Smoker
NET WORTH $3,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME The client has eight annual exclusions, which she is already using.
GIVING PLAN
CLIENT CONCERNS Increase value of assets passing to her heirs at minimal risk.
Diversifying Trust Assets to
Enhance Returns
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: August 2009
The insurance data shown is taken from an illustration. 10
life insurance death benefit in year 15 is 5.28% tax free (or 8.13% pre-tax assuming a 35%
income tax rate). The producer felt that this IRR was well in line with the clients investment
profile. Given her health, the producer wanted to look past Life Expectancy and was very
comfortable with year 15 for analysis purposes.
Our AMC passed this information over to a JH Solutions presentation focusing on the Credit
Shelter Trust (CST) concept. This module compares retaining CST Assets to leveraging those
assets with life insurance inside of the CST. JH Solutions creates a side-by-side presentation that
is easy for the client to understand. The JH Solutions analysis of year 11 shows that if the assets
are only retained by the CST, at 3% after-tax growth, the value of the trust would be about
$1,000,000. If the income is leveraged with life insurance, the trust asset value would be
$621,651. But when you add the life insurance death benefit of $696,265, the total trust
assets would be $1,317,916. The purchase of life insurance inside the CST resulted in a 29%
improvement, as compared to retaining the trust assets.
The producer presented this to the client and her advisors, who immediately completed the
application for life insurance. The case was placed in October 2009 for a target premium
of $30,000. More importantly, the producer uncovered several more accounts of a similar
nature. He now has the experience of having done it before and can prospect new
candidates in confidence, knowing that he can get excellent sales support from John
Hancocks Advanced Markets Group.
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Initial Discussion
A John Hancock Regional Director called Advanced Markets to introduce a Vice President at one
of his firms. The VP had an agent who was looking for help with a large estate planning case.
The case was two fold providing the best planning solution while also educating the VP on
the concepts so the case could be presented to the agent and subsequently the clients.
The Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) began with a Gifting Analysis to show the gift tax
impact of the large premiums required to fund the insurance need of $25,000,000. After a
good deal of discussion, additional strategies were considered that would minimize taxes,
including a Private Split Dollar Plan utilizing a GRAT exit program, the implementation of a
stand-alone GRAT to fund premiums and a lump-sum Privately Financed note. The AMC used
the JH Solutions software to show how the concepts work and to provide an analysis to
compare each plan. Armed with the right tools, the VP presented the concepts to the agent.
Solution
The clients decided to fund a series of GRATs to pay premiums. As this required extensive trust
work, the clients legal counsel contacted an Advanced Markets Attorney for consultation. The
clients attorney then drafted an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) that was flexible and met
the clients needs. The end result was a $25,000,000 John Hancock UL policy owned by this ILIT.
Summary
The Advanced Markets Group was able to help from the initial stages of the case to keep the
case on track and to ultimately arrive at a strong and effective solution to minimizing taxes. The
ability to show and communicate sophisticated planning ideas allowed the firm and producer to
close the sale of a $25,000,000 survivorship policy.
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Married Couple: Male, Age 55, Preferred Non Smoker and Female, Age 60,
Preferred Non Smoker
NET WORTH $80,000,000
CURRENT LIFETIME None, just beginning the estate planning process
GIFTING PLAN
INSURANCE NEED $25,000,000 of survivorship insurance
CLIENT CONCERNS Fund large life insurance need while limiting gift taxes.
Funding Large Premiums
with GRATs
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: December 2009
Case Closed: September 2010
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Initial Discussion
The Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) ran various proposals for the producer using the JH
Solutions software to illustrate the benefits of different types of Buy-Sell arrangements funded
with life insurance. The producer reviewed various options with the clients and they looked at
doing both an Entity Redemption and a Cross-Purchase Buy-Sell arrangement to replace the
existing arrangement.
The AMC also ran The Power of Permanent Insurance module in JH Solutions to help show the
clients the benefits of purchasing a high-cash-value permanent life insurance policy versus a term
policy. Finally, the AMC ran a customized Cross Endorsement Buy-Sell presentation for the clients
to see how they could fund a Cross-Purchase Buy-Sell arrangement where each person owned a
policy on his own life and they rented the death benefit to each other through a Cross
Endorsement approach.
Solution
Although the traditional Cross-Purchase arrangement would provide a step-up in basis for
the surviving owner, the clients decided to set up a Cross Endorsement Buy-Sell arrangement
(CEBS) so that the bonuses that they each received for the premium payments would mirror
their respective interests in the company. Each insured applied for a permanent life insurance
policy to match the value of the interest that they owned in the company, and they endorsed
the death benefit to each other. The premiums were to be funded by double bonuses from the
company, which covered both the premium payments as well as the annual rental fee or
economic benefit amount on each policy (the annual premium for one owner was approximately
$21,000 and the annual premium for the other owner was approximately $42,000).
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Male, Age 37, Preferred Non Smoker, and Male, Age 45, Preferred Non Smoker
CLIENT CONCERNS Two business owners had an Entity Redemption Buy-Sell agreement funded with
term insurance but the term insurance was expiring and the producer wanted to
look at a few different approaches for replacing the insurance and the Buy-Sell
arrangement. One owner had a
1
3 interest in the company and the other owner had
a
2
3 interest in the company, so they needed the new Buy-Sell arrangement to factor
in the disparity in their ownership.
Using Cross Endorsement with
Permanent Insurance to Fund a
Buy-Sell Arrangement
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: May 2010
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Summary
The AMC was able to help the producer show his clients the optimal way to both set up and to
fund a new Buy-Sell arrangement. The use of client presentations from various Buy-Sell modules
in JH Solutions helped the clients decide the best course of action.
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Initial Discussion
In 2008, Advanced Markets helped to place a $7,700,000 joint life policy on clients then-aged
60 and 58, both Preferred Non Smokers, using a Private Finance loan. At that time, the long-
term Applicable Federal Rate (AFR) was 4.6%. The clients loaned their Irrevocable Life Insurance
Trust (ILIT) $7,000,000 with an assumed rate of 5%. They received interest payments each year
in the amount of $322,000.
Our Advanced Markets Consultant (AMC) uncovered an opportunity to enhance the value
of the assets in the Bypass Trust by using the $30,000 income generated by the trust assets.
The clients have expressed a desire to pass these assets to their heirs and are risk averse with the
trust assets.
By the time the producer called Advanced Markets in July 2010, the clients had been able to
achieve their investment goals to date with the benefit of prudent management and were very
satisfied with the plan. However, they felt underinsured given the size of their estate and were
looking for ways to acquire additional insurance without upsetting their existing plan.
Solution
Our Advanced Markets Team showed the producer that if the clients were to refinance the
original note to the current long-term AFR of 3.66%, the ILIT could free up an additional
$65,600 that could be used as premium on an additional joint life policy. Using a John Hancock
survivorship universal product, clients could pick up approximately $6,900,000 in additional
death benefit by allocating the saved loan interest to the new policy while continuing the
pay premium on the existing policy.
The clients were agreeable to receiving reduced loan interest payments and submitted their
application in August 2010.
Summary
By suggesting refinancing at current low interest rates, Advanced Markets and the producer
were able to help the clients achieve their additional insurance goals while keeping their current
arrangements in place.
CLIENT PROFILE
STATUS Male, Age 62, Standard Non Smoker and Female, Age 60, Preferred Non Smoker
CLIENT CONCERNS High-net-worth clients needed additional insurance within the framework of
existing arrangements.
Refinancing with Low Interest
Rates
Initial Call to
Advanced Markets: July 2010
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