If you have a client who is considering surrendering a life insurance policy or allowing it to lapse, it is important to first understand the value of the policy and determine if it can be sold for more than its cash value. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Susan Bruno, CPA/PFS, and Jamie Mendelsohn, with Ashar Group, discuss:
Why you can’t default to the surrender value as the FMV of the policy
What makes a policy worth more than its cash value
What is most relevant to potential buyers of these policies
How has the pandemic impacted the life insurance marketplace
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Use the keep or sell quiz on Ashar Group’s website.
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