Has it been awhile since you last looked at your insurance portfolio? Are you a little sketchy in your recollection of all the coverage you have and why you have it? Are you uncertain as to whether or not your portfolio reflects your current situation? If this is the case, this might be the ideal time to have an audit of your insurance policies. Circumstances can change over time and making sure your protection keeps pace is a worthwhile exercise.
A comprehensive audit should review the following:
- Is the total death benefit of your life insurance appropriate to your needs? A current capital needs analysis can help to determine this.
You’ve done a good job accumulating assets and establishing your financial security. These assets will funnel down to the next generation, but at what value? What will the tax consequences be? Will these assets pass directly to your intended beneficiaries, or will they be stuck in probate? What impact will it have if your spouse dies first?
Life insurance can be a very effective tax and estate solution to ensure that the value of your estate is maximised. You’ve worked hard to create this asset – take the steps to protect it. Lets discuss options to preserve your estate.