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5 Mistakes in Life Insurance Planning

Fulcrum Partners. Deferred Compensation News

More than three years ago, we first published an in-depth look at 5 mistakes in life insurance planning. Despite shifts in politics and the economy, tax code changes, and other variables of life, the facts remain the same. In personal life insurance planning, particularly as part of estate planning, even minor oversights can lead to major tax problems. 

Recognizing that efforts to reduce cost in the short term could lead to problems, we’re resharing this important information on 5 key trouble spots in life insurance planning.

PPP Forgiveness Calculation Guide

PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculation

Fulcrum Partners. Human Resources

If your business obtained a PPP loan, whether you plan to repay the loan or to seek PPP loan forgiveness, you need to be fully aware of the revised terms and conditions established under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPPFA). The PPP Flexibility Act (HR 7010) was signed into effect by President Donald Trump on June 5, 2020. This action changes and replaces the terms of PPP Act loans and adds flexibility that will be valued by many borrowers.

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Legacy and Retirement Planning After the SECURE Act

Fulcrum Partners. Deferred Compensation News

Fulcrum Partners is pleased to share these in-depth insights about the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement), published January 23, 2020 by the AALU WR Newswire. The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU members by experts at Baker Hostetler LLP and the AALU staff, led by Jonathan M. Forster, Partner, Rebecca S. Manicone, Partner, and Carmela T. Montesano, Partner. WR Marketplace #20-02 was written by Michael P. Vito, Counsel, and John F. DeStefano, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP. #secureact #plansponsor #retirement #retirementplan

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Reportable Policy Sales Ruling and the Tax Implications for COLI and BOLI

Fulcrum Partners. Deferred Compensation News

On December 4, 2019, the AALU issued an important WRNewsire AALU Washington Report regarding regulations on Reportable Policy Sales (RPS). The AALU update addresses tax implications for company owned life insurance (COLI) and bank owned life insurance (BOLI) in view of the Treasury Department’s final regulations on RPS. What follows here is an overview of the regulations as provided by AALU. At the end of this overview, you will also find, in entirety, “points 6 through 9” of the previously published Washington Report Newswire analysis.


AALU Response to the Regulation Best Interest Rule

Fulcrum Partners Executive Benefits News

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed the Regulation Best Interest Rule which the commission says, “will simplify consumer’s lives and tighten the standards governing brokers who sell investment products.” You can read the Commission’s final rule here: Regulation Best Interest The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct On June 5, the AALU (Association for Advanced Life Underwriting) issued the …

Fulcrum Partners Managing Directors to Speak at AALU Annual Meeting

Fulcrum Partners Managing Directors to Speak at AALU Annual Meeting

Fulcrum Partners. Fulcrum Partners Media Releases

(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL April 23, 2019)— The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), will hold its annual meeting April 28-30, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The conference, known as TRANSFORM 2019, is a time of connecting, learning and advocacy for financial professionals who provide life insurance and retirement planning solutions to individuals, families and businesses. Fulcrum Partners Managing Director Steve …

AALU Doubles Membership Congrats from Fulcrum Partners

Congratulations AALU on Doubling Membership

Fulcrum Partners Fulcrum Partners News, Leadership

Earlier this month, the American Association of Life Underwriters (AALU) announced that by reaching a membership level of more than 4,000 entrepreneurial financial security professionals, the association has now doubled its membership. Many of the managing directors at Fulcrum Partners are members of AALU and we are proud to share AALU’s recent announcement. AALU Doubles Membership Washington, D.C. – AALU today announced …

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#ICYMI Understanding Top Hat Plans

Fulcrum Partners. Executive Benefits News

Don’t Put Away Your New Year’s Eve Top Hat Just Yet! Over the past five-plus years of publishing Deferred Compensation News, (previously known as Fulcrum Partners News), no topic has ever attracted as many views or as much traffic as that of “Top Hat Plans.” In November 2018, the AALU Washington Report addressed some of the challenges and lack of clear …