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Flexibility and control for today’s lifestyle.

When making choices, you need to strike a balance between the pressures of today and the needs of the future. Universal life insurance can provide you with the flexibility to make changes as your life evolves. These products combine lifetime insurance protection with the potential for tax-deferred1 cash value accumulation. You can even access the cash value if you need it.
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Universal life has two parts: a life insurance part and a cash accumulation part. The premium you pay is used to cover the monthly costs for the insurance. If the premium paid is higher than the costs for the insurance, the excess is accumulated as cash value and earns monthly interest and grows over time, typically on a tax-deferred basis1, until withdrawn as cash or used to help pay the costs of the insurance. 

Why consider universal life insurance?

Unlike whole life policies, universal life insurance uses current interest rates determined by the insurer, which will usually be above the guaranteed minimum interest rate. Universal life insurance provides premium flexibility within maximum and minimum premium limits, generally provides a tax-free death benefit1,3, can offer the ability to withdraw funds, surrender for cash2 or borrow and use the insurance as loan collateral2.

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1 Foresters Financial, its employees and life insurance representatives, do not provide, on Foresters behalf, legal, tax or estate advice. The information given here is merely a summary of our understanding of current laws and regulations and is not specific to your situation. Consult a tax or legal advisor regarding estate planning and the taxation of life insurance.  

2 Withdrawals or loans will reduce the death benefit and cash values and may affect how long the insurance contract is in effect. Surrender charges may apply to withdrawals and surrendering does result in a loss of insurance coverage. Income and growth on accumulated cash values are generally taxable only upon withdrawal: IRC section 72. Ask your tax advisor for details on your specific situation.   

3 Proceeds from an insurance certificate paid due to the death of the insured are generally excludable from the beneficiaries’ gross income for income tax purposes. Consult your tax advisor on your specific situation.  

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