Breaking News: NAIC Votes to Stop Big Bonuses – Multipliers in IUL Illustrations
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This news is going to catch a lot of advisors and IMOs off guard.
The NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) voted at a recent board meeting to stop allowing IUL (Indexed Universal Life) companies from illustrating big internal bonuses and multipliers.
I’ve called for restrictions on illustrations ever since Pac Life launched its IUL with huge internal multipliers with huge corresponding expenses.
I’ve been warning advisors and IMOs to stay away from IULs with big bonuses and/or multipliers. Clients have no idea the risks they are taking with such products. They simply see a cool looking illustration and think, hey, that looks good.
What’s ironically pathetic is that not only does the client have no idea of the dangers of these products, but most insurance agents selling them don’t understand them (but they do like the big commissions).
What will come from the recent NAIC vote? Hopefully new rules that implement what the board voted on. We’ll see if Pac Life and other big bonus IUL companies start lobbying against the implementation of new illustration rules. I hope they fail at any such effort. I imagine we’ll know by early 2020.
If you are working with an IMO who has been pushing the Pac Life product or the new Lincoln IUL product, I highly recommend you look for another IMO to work with.
If you want a recommendation to an IMO that only allows “suitable” sales of quality “client- friendly” products, email me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to refer you to the one I work with.
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The following are two of the charts generated by the OnPointe IUL Comparison Software. The first chart shows borrowing from the IUL (blue bars) vs. a brokerage account (orange bars) and the second chart shows the amount that will pass to the heirs at death.
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Roccy DeFrancesco, JD
Strategic Marketing Partners