Avoid 2 costly life insurance snafus with an ILIT
Abstract: Life insurance can help you provide for your loved ones’ financial security after your death. But if you own the policy, you could threaten the estate-tax-free status of your life insurance proceeds and significantly reduce the amount that’s left for your family. And if you designate a minor or legally incompetent person as a beneficiary, he or she might not receive the proceeds according to your wishes. Creating an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) can avoid these problems.