The best all life insurance for infinite banking® is one that uses the most optimal design for accumulating cash value. Today I will go through this and guide you on some other important factors related to any plans you may need to purchase a full life insurance policy to implement any of the self-banking strategies.
The majority of today's list focuses on attributes or factual patterns that must exist to ensure the best possible results from using Infinite Banking®, Bank on Yourself®, etc. This includes not only what the entire life policy needs, but what needs to exist under your personal circumstances.  Paid supplements
The entire life insurance insurance that you buy must absolutely utilize the paid supplement function in your entire life insurance to the maximum. This means that you must both use the dividend option to purchase paid-in supplements and the paid supplementary drivers.
The dividend option is simple. You simply make sure that the chosen dividend option is to buy paid-in supplements. The equestrian part is much more nuanced. When you look at the premium you intend to pay each year, you want the paid additional drivers to make up a larger share of this total premium.
For example, if you plan to purchase insurance with an annual premium of $ 1
You should also know that there are some companies that issue products that some of the sales force will claim they do not. need paid supplements because the product uses some form of internal cash maximization feature. You should avoid these products. They either provide great immediate cash value in the event of loss of long-term results, or they offer a kind of meh total return on cash value compared to the type of insurance I will help you bring together in this article. This is not to say that these types of policies are never a good idea. They are simply not listed for this specific context.
Term Rider Blend
I know this seems strange. Here I recommend the best design to optimize the cash value in an entire life policy, which intuitively minimizes death benefits. However, I recommend that you add a term life insurance driver to the entire life policy? What gives?
The term rider is not here to give you the additional death benefit. The purpose is to drive down the lifetime death benefit (because it is expensive to pay for it), giving you greater capacity to use the paid additional driver and remain compatible with the Modified Endowment Contract. We call adding a term rider to an entire life policy "mix" because you are mixing your entire life with term life insurance.
Here is a graphic description of what we achieve with a mixed life policy:
Without the concept of rider mix small capacity to add paid supplements to the entire life policy before we reach the MEC limit. With the mixture, we keep the same death benefit as we had before, but now we have a much smaller premium for life. This allows us to fill that space again with paid supplements, which will create more cash value and a better return on our premium dollars.
Term managers come in a variety of forms so it is difficult to say universally how this will work on an entire life policy. But here's what you need to know, you do not want a level period with a specific expiration date.
Most semester drivers have an indefinite expiration date (up to some advanced age such as 95). The problem with shorter life cycles is that they can create MEC violations unknowingly. How exactly this happens will force us to take a huge detour, but the really short (and probably not super helpful in terms of understanding master's level) is that the reduction can very likely happen within seven years of the last material change in policy, which would create an infringement by the MEC if the new death benefit (reduction) has a corresponding 7 Pay Premium under all payments made since the last significant change. So the really easy way to solve this problem is … just avoid policies with term riders who have specific terminal dates as a 20-year-old rider.
Your personal health
You must be healthy to be a candidate for cash value. life insurance when the focus is on the cash value. This is especially true for all self-banking strategies. Now that I say healthy, I do not mean that marathon runners or a lipid profile cardiologist would go over. I simply mean that you need to get in on a standard or better rating from the life insurance company. During that, you will struggle with a lot of extra expenses that are simply not meaningful.
Now some of the self-banking gurus suggest that if your health or personal circumstances make a life insurance policy for yourself a no -Go, just insure someone else and own the policy. This is a task much easier said than done. Yes, you have some freedom to insure a spouse and (to a much lesser extent your children), but outside of these options, there is usually nowhere else to go.
Not surprisingly, life insurance companies are not so crazy about the idea of insuring someone else's life just so you can have the cash value in the insurance, so there are now many rules on the insurance side that you are unlikely to get around.
Highly Rated Insurance Companies
Choosing to invest your hard-earned dollars in a life insurance company with an eye on accumulating cash values for your own personal use requires a strong confidence in a life insurance company as well as an extremely long-term commitment. You need an insurance company that not only masters the requirements set out to be involved in the life insurance business, but also one that excels at generating cash while doing so.
Ratings are a tricky measure because they usually only concern capital adequacy. by a life insurer (ie its ability to settle and pay its obligations to policyholders). Most ratings place little emphasis on the insurance company's cash flow. In addition, ratings issued by large agencies are not consistent with each other, so an A + rating at one agency means something very different at another.
This can be a tough sea of information to navigate for the layman, but there is a measure that can serve as a quick and dirty way to evaluate insurance companies and compare their overall financial strength against each other. The analysis company Ebix has its Comdex score, which it awards to all life insurance companies. Comdex is a percentile ranking that Ebix uses to rank insurance companies from 100 (strongest) and down. While alone is not the most comprehensive way to evaluate life insurance companies, it is a good way to get a quick sense of how to compare with another.
Many self-bankers make a big deal out of life dividend recognition. They declare that non-direct recognition is the only way to successfully implement such a strategy. While this may be true in the most literal theoretical context of the discussion, when we introduce the practical element of how life insurers actually pay dividends to policyholders using either the dividend recognition method, we find that it usually makes little difference. Direct recognition is not fatally handicapped the majority of the time. If you want an extremely in-depth analysis in this particular subject, there is a webinar / case study that we did that is included in the course Predictable Profits .
The really important thing to understand here is that dividend recognition is a bit nuanced and the variations that life insurance companies exercise are important enough to require you to look beyond dividend recognition and understand other aspects of the policy that will be relevant when it comes to insurance loans. These are functions such as: the loan interest rate, the time of accumulation of the loan interest rate, the actual dividend adjustment in direct accounting and how dividend accounting (any type) can affect the company's willingness and ability to pay dividends in total.  So with all this said, I will give you a quick rule of thumb that should be very helpful in gaining insight into any future purchases of your entire life. If your agent tells you that you must buy one specific life policy and not another because of dividend recognition without any detailed explanation of why, run away.
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