Universal life insurance is a type of whole or permanent life insurance that is a little more flexible in its premiums and its uses within a financial portfolio. It is highly appropriate for those who want to have more control over their policy’s investment earning potential and premium payments.
The insurer that issues your universal life policy will put a part of your premium payments into investments it chooses. Returns on those investments will build cash value in your policy, and those earnings aren’t taxed until the policy is used. If you choose a variable universal life insurance policy, you can designate the way your insurer invests your payments. If the investments you or your insurer chooses do well, you can build vast amounts of tax-deferred wealth in your policy.
Often, insurers offer a guaranteed minimum earning on universal life and variable universal life policies and/or a guaranteed death benefit, no matter how your policy’s investments perform.
There are many choices in how to structure returns on investment and death benefits, so your Cliff Insurance Agency advisor will help you understand the pros and cons of each.
A universal life policy, in general, allows you to decide how much you want to pay into the policy at different times, as long as you meet a contracted minimum payment. If you make payments over and above your mandatory premium, the excess goes into investments chosen by your insurer.
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