2021 Tax Free Income Update

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2021 Tax Free Income Update

AG-49a is now in effect and here is a good look at income solves as of January 2021.  There has been a significant change in the values you can illustrate on income solves.  If you want to get a look at what income solves were vs where they are now take a look at our last post Tax Free Income Landscape.  It is very important to note that for many companies, the change in illustrations due to AG-49a did not change the unique indexing options available to your clients.  It does however limit the upside that can be shown.  In the chart we show below, it is important to note that we may be able to tweak an illustration to produce a slightly higher result using unique indexing options.

Key Things to Remember for IUL Income Solves in 2021

  1. AG 49a did change the ability to illustrate multipliers and bonus rates.
  2. If income is the desire along with death benefit you should use and increasing death benefit and switch to level after payment stops (most often).
  3. Comparing Interest Rates.  We don’t sell fruit, we sell competitive advantages.  When you try to run an “Apples to Apples” comparison, it does not exist.  One tip to help compare is to run all carriers at 60% – 75% of their max illustrated rate.  This will equally mute the multipliers without removing a company’s competitive advantage.
  4. If possible, consider reducing your income solve to between 6% – 8% of the cash value at the time income begins. This gives you more flexibility when it actually comes to using the money (over deliver).

2021 Income Solves

State CO • Male age 40 • Pay to A65 • Solve For Death Benefit / Face with Minimum Non-MEC option • Increasing DB switching to Level at A67 • 29 years distribution starting at A67 • INDEX: S&P 500 WITHOUT Multipliers
Carrier & ProductInitial Death BenefitInitial Annual PremiumTarget PremiumNon-Gtd. Net Surrender Value IRR Year 27Distributions Year 27
Accordia Life and Annuity Company Lifetime Builder Elite 2020$323,189$10,000$4,7255.86%$52,914
Accordia Life and Annuity Company Global Accumulator IUL$299,129$10,000$4,3735.63%$52,590
Allianz Life Pro+ Advantage$281,293$10,000$3,5564.04%$28,242
North American Company for Life and Health Builder Plus IUL2$307,826$10,000$4,134N/A$42,181
Penn Mutual Life Accumulation Builder Flex IUL$310,223$10,000$4,6505.5%$40,967
AG - American General Max Accumulator+ IUL II$301,423$10,000$4,3535.01%$39,857
Symetra Life Insurance Company Symetra Accumulator IUL 3.0$312,117$10,000$4,3425.29%$38,570
John Hancock Accumulation IUL 20$292,875$10,000$4,2764.88%$37,753
Zurich American Life Insurance Company Zurich Wealth Builder IUL$301,202$10,000$3,8035.37%$37,353
Columbus Life Index Explorer Plus Universal Life$304,219$10,000$4,473N/A$36,000
Nationwide Indexed UL Accumulator II 2020
Zurich American Life Insurance Company Zurich Select Index UL$308,635$10,000$2,2643.98%$30,098
Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln WealthAccumulate® 2 IUL (2020)
PruLife Index Advantage UL (2020)
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