David/Pat, BOLI Yields (canva.com) BOLI yields have remained competitive to other bank investments partly due to the tax-free build-up of BOLI earnings. The yields on BOLI products have been attractive, and has sustained their competitiveness during the low interest rate environment we’ve experienced for the last several years. Learn more in our video!
Each year, there is an increasing amount of Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) purchased in the United States. BOLI is life insurance owned by the bank and issued on the lives of bank employees and directors. According to the FDIC, in 2021, 66% of all US banks owned BOLI. Listed below are the primary reasons… Read more »
Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 7702 was implemented in 1984, Section 7702A in 1988, and up until recently had remained untouched. Section 7702 defines the requirements that must be met for an insurance contract to qualify as a life insurance contract for federal income tax purposes. Under Section 7022 a life insurance contract must comply… Read more »
The 2021 Cost of Living Adjustments for various qualified retirement plans and other amounts have recently been released by the Internal Revenue Service. The numbers have been updated based on IRS Notice (2020-79). The change in the employee benefit plan limitations is due to an increase in the Cost of Living Index meeting the statutory thresholds…. Read more »
How Life Insurance and Business Succession Go Hand in Hand Life insurance plays a significant part in an individual’s future and financial plan. Personal life insurance planning protects a family from the unknowns in life. Along with personal planning, insurance can be critical in business succession to ensure a business’ financial security and longevity. As… Read more »
Nonqualified benefit plans are implemented to recruit, retain and reward key employees. Properly implemented plans motivate and reward employees to work towards common company goals while retaining employees with a long-term outlook. These plans enable companies to provide appropriate retirement benefits with a more targeted and efficient use of benefit dollars. There are a few… Read more »
Considerations in Succession Planning EBN was recently featured in the May/June Issue of Indiana Bankers Association’s magazine, Hoosier Banker, with an article on Succession Planning and the Important Issues to Address. We are happy to support and be a part of such a great Association. Read the entire article here!
2019 Compilation of Nonqualified Benefit Plans The goal of this study is to provide useful information to the banking community and to reflect common market practices pertaining to Nonqualified Benefit Plans. This information is intended to provide guidance for banks and management to make decisions on these types of benefit plans and how they fit… Read more »
Employer-sponsored life insurance has traditionally played an important role in an executive’s pre-retirement planning for family and financial obligations. Many view the group life insurance plans as a large part of their estate planning strategy. Group life plans however, are not portable at retirement thus creating a void in the Executive’s planning needs. A company… Read more »
Bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) is not new. In fact, most of the nation’s largest banks, as well of thousands of community banks, have purchased BOLI – a life insurance policy written on the life of an employee. The purchase of BOLI is considered “best practice” and a common strategy to manage the escalating employee benefit… Read more »