Life insurance isn’t a big part of what we do here at Lange Financial, but it is an important part. As September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, we want to share some important life insurance facts with you all.
Did you know that depending on the size of your estate, your heirs could be hit with a large estate tax payment after you die. The proceeds of a life insurance policy are payable immediately, allowing heirs to take care of estate taxes, funeral costs, and other debts without having to hastily liquidate other assets. And life insurance proceeds are generally income tax free and can be arranged to avoid probate. Finally, if your insurance program is properly structured, the proceeds from your life insurance policy won’t add to your estate tax liability.
Think it over. If you are one of the 35 million American households that are uninsured, you might want to consider what a life insurance policy could mean for your heirs.