Can a SCIN allow you to reach estate planning goals?
Abstract: When creating or revising an estate plan, it’s important to consider the status of one’s health, because life span can affect certain strategies. Someone in good health doesn’t have to worry too much about the mortality risk inherent in, say, a grantor retained annuity trust. But someone whose health is on the decline and thinks they won’t reach their actuarial life expectancy should consider looking for alternatives with less mortality risk. This article considers a self-canceling installment note (SCIN) as an option.