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It’s Time to Release the Guarantee Fund Genie

When you open a bank account, your deposit is guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). By opening a broker-dealer account, it’s called Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). When you buy an annuity or life insurance, you’re typically not told about other financial help. Don’t you think this will confuse the customer? The annuity contract may include a technical-sounding remark about a guarantor organization or guarantee fund. Consumers in one of its states may not have heard of this organization. Why didn’t the client know about this fund throughout the buying process? State norms and regulations have imprisoned the guaranteed money and only let it out if a client buys the goods for essential reasons. Why is guarantee money recognized? History of the Guarantee Fund The guarantee funds are an industry secret. The existing governmental policy obscures guarantee fund coverage, a critical consumer safeguard. The insurance business has a competitive disadvantage in a fluid economy since it can’t reference FDIC and SIPC throughout the sales process like banks and securities firms. Guarantee funds are nonprofit legal entities formed by state law to reimburse policy payouts if the issuing life insurer becomes injured or insolvent. Each state’s basic life insurance and annuity coverages vary from $300,000 in death benefits ($100,000 in net cash surrender or withdrawal values) to $300,000 in disability income or long-term care insuranceâ€â€all life insurance businesses in a state pay into guarantee funds. These coverage levels aren’t updated for inflation or state legislation changes in times of rising inflation. NAIC often revises model legislation coverage limitations. State legislatures must slow-roll developments. Recent innovations haven’t increased coverage limitations or other benefits. Interdiction of Guarantee Funds Pre-Sale Discussion In virtually every jurisdiction, state guarantee money is a forbidden sales enticement. These accusations are made because they believe dishonest insurance companies would sell low-quality policies and expect solvent insurers to bail them out when they go bankrupt. Some say guarantee funds are too complex for the ordinary insurance policyholder. Due to sales inducement, mentioning a guarantee fund is banned. It’s hard to convey what occurs when insurance fails. Most states need a summary of coverage, but it’s more of a disclaimer than an explanation, and it can’t be presented until the policy or contract is issued. Some states, including Minnesota, have introduced laws allowing producers to “explain verbally” whether a guarantee fund protects them at any time throughout the application process. How can the industry better communicate with customers? Unleash the guarantee fund genie. Current rules and regulations must be made more public-friendly. However, applying doesn’t guarantee money. Manufacturers should answer questions regarding protections. Best interest and fiduciary principles need transparency. State constraints shouldn’t limit guaranteed money and coverage essentials. Discussing guarantee money or answering a customer’s question is not an inappropriate incentive. Before implementing a policy, all states should demand a consistent disclosure document.
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Kevin Wirth

My name is Kevin Wirth and I have worked in the financial services industry for many years and I specialize in life insurance and retirement planning for individuals and small business owners, with a specialty in working with Federal Employees. I am also AHIP certified to work with individuals on their Medicare planning. You can contact me by e-mail or phone. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you on these most relevant areas of financial planning. [email protected] 914-302-2300

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