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Are Your Clients Losing Money Because of Taxes?
When allocating funds, think about the tax implications. Clients who have taxable investments may be losing money every year to taxes, which decreases their after-tax returns. For example, if the federal tax rate is 24 percent and they earn 2.5 percent in a taxable investment, then their after-tax earnings would be only 1.9 percent.
Taking Advantage of Tax-Deferred Annuities
One of the benefits of an annuity is tax deferral. This means your clients don’t pay taxes on their earnings until they withdraw funds. Tax-deferred annuities make their money work harder by earning interest on the principal, interest on the interest and interest on the tax savings you would have paid as income taxes. We call this triple-compounding.
A fixed annuity from The Standard offers your clients the advantage of tax-deferred compounded growth, a minimum guaranteed return and flexible access to their money.
Use this chart to determine what taxable investments are really earning when you include the taxes you have to pay on your earnings each year.
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For example purposes only. If you have questions regarding your specific situation, please consult your tax advisor.
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Is Uncle Sam Breaking Your Piggy Bank?
Annuities are not (a) insured by the FDIC or any federal government agency, (b) deposits of or guaranteed by any bank or credit union and (c) a provision or condition of any bank or credit union activity. Some annuities are subject to investment risk and may lose value. A surrender charge may apply during the surrender period, and a 10% penalty may apply to withdrawals prior to age 59½.
Jared's Story: Time for Family
Age: 36 - Occupation: trial attorney - Married, one child
How the Family Care Benefit provided the ability to care for a loved one
Jared's daughter was born with a heart defect. They visited multiple specialists to diagnose the condition and determine the appropriate treatment. Then his daughter underwent surgeries, hospital stays and months of follow-up appointments. Benefits from Jared’s Platinum Advantage policy helped make up for the income lost when Jared spent time away from work to attend physician appointments and to be with his daughter in the hospital and throughout her extended recovery — providing peace of mind during a trying time.
Supportive Office Equipment
Age: 42 - Occupation: accountant - Married, no children
Assistance on the road to recovery through a rehabilitation program
Jody's role as an accountant at a small firm requires a lot of computer work. After sustaining a serious back injury from a car accident, Jody was totally disabled under her Platinum Advantage policy. Jody’s doctor recommended she purchase assistive equipment to help her work comfortably at her desk without aggravating her condition. She was able to return to work full time after participating in a rehabilitation program in which expenses for a sitstand desk and other ergonomic accommodations were paid for under her Platinum Advantage policy. These modifications helped ensure she could return to work safely, without hindering her recovery.
David's Story: Starting a Medical Career
Age: 33 - Occupation: dermatology physician - Single, no children
Benefits that match career growth through the Benefit Increase Rider
David is completing his dermatology residency and just accepted an offer at a private practice. Before the end of his residency, he purchased a Platinum Advantage policy that included the Benefit Increase Rider, knowing his income will rise significantly after he starts his first post-residency job. The benefit also will allow his policy to grow with him as he progresses in his career and receives additional salary increases. David values the fact that his coverage going forward will match his developing career.
Jason's Story: Accidents Happen
Age: 35 • Occupation: orthopedic surgeon • Married, two children
Finding work in a new occupation with the Own Occupation Rider
Jason injured his right hand in an accident and was unable to return to his job as an orthopedic surgeon because he couldn't perform surgery. Due to his medical training, he was able to return to work as a family medicine physician. Jason was considered totally disabled in his regular occupation as an orthopedic surgeon — even though he earns an income from another occupation as a family medicine physician — because of the own occupation definition of total disability included in his Platinum Advantage policy. Because of this, he receives the policy's full basic monthly benefit, in addition to the income he receives in his new position.