Course: Insurance Planning Lesson 12: Types of Life Insurance Student Question: Could you help clarify the term “unused premiums” as it relates to term life insurance? I guess I don’t see how you could have a premium not used in term life. Thanks! Michael Instructor Response: Michael, Assume you pay $6,000 in annual prepaid premiums on January 1, 2020, for coverage for…

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Course: Estate Planning Lesson 9: Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates Student Question: Hi Bruce When a Trust has an income accumulation year, must the Trust pay taxes on that accumulation of DNI in the year of accumulation? If so, why do that – why would a Trust hold income at the confiscatory Trust income tax rates? If not, how many years can a…

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Course: Income Tax Planning Lesson 10: Recognition of Expenses, Losses, and Deductions Student Question: Question 5 (below) did not make sense to me. I started out by breaking down by year – 400,000/2,100,000*3,000,000 and so forth, but did not arrive at the correct answer. So then I tried adding up 3 year – 400+650+700/2100000*3,000,000. That…

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Course: Estate Planning Lesson 5: Transfer Taxation II – Lifetime Transfers Student Question: Hi Bruce, I’m reading about the “expanded Annual Exclusion Amount of $155,000.” Just so I’m clear, is this an expansion from the “regular” $15,000 Annual Exclusion Amount? And what is it for? Thanks! Kevin Instructor Response: Hi Kevin, You are correct. The…

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Course: Estate Planning Lesson 10: Application of Estate Planning Concepts Student Question: HI Bruce- Can you help clarify for me seemingly contradictory information in the two sentences below regarding “disinheriting children”? The first sentence seems to imply that the surviving spouse could disinherit children. However, the second sentence states that QTIPs are often used to…

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Course: Insurance Planning Lesson 6: Commercial Property and Liability Insurance Student Question: Can you please provide an example of contingent business interruption and extra expense insurance? Laura Instructor Response: Hi Laura, Good question. Here’s how contingent business interruption insurance might apply. You own a nationwide chain of jewelry stores that specialize in gold/palladium alloys. Your…

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Course: Insurance Planning Lesson 10: Social Security Student Question: Does the maximum family benefit apply to a husband and wife that are both fully insured if the combined total between the two exceeds the maximum family limit? If I understand correctly, the maximum family limit only applies if there are beneficiaries within the family receiving…

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Course: Insurance PlanningLesson 16: The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust Student Question: Must Crummey powers always be in effect to apply the annual gift tax exclusion in order to transfer to an Irrevocable Trust? Or is it the case that as long as it was done once, will all transfers be eligible for the annual gift…

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Course: Insurance PlanningLesson 13: Life Insurance Policy Provisions and Conditions Student Question: Concerning the cash surrender option, is this stating that I can receive an amount of cash from my whole life policy based on premiums paid, accumulated dividends and interest earned minus any loan repayment with interest? And can I cash out at any…

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Course: Insurance PlanningLesson 2: Insurance Planning Student Question: Are the defense fees in a liability case charged against the total liability that an insured carries? For example, I have a $100,000 liability policy. I have to pay $80,000 to the injured party. Legal fees on my behalf are $50,000.  Am I going to be out of pocket…

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