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Length: 5 pages
INSURANCE FINANCIAL PLANNING
Part I – Week 10
Part II – Week 12
Part 1 – 10%
Part II – 10%
Total – 20% of final grade
1. This assignment represents a real client scenario. Create a report.
a. R ead the case, the requirements and the marking rubric.
2. Your report must be t yped, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 or Arial/Calibri 11. On the title page, include your name and student number.
3. As this is project is very similar in nature to a real life insurance planning scenario, present your report just as you feel you would present a r eal life insurance planning
r ecommendation to a real life client.
4. The r equirements at the end of the case indicate the expectations for your report, as does the marking rubric.
M arks will be lost if your recommendations do not adequately meet or are not clearly
aligned with the clients’ goals. If due to lack of clarity or insufficient information you feel it necessary to make an assumption, state the assumption in your report. That said, do not assume the case away.
5. Although you may discuss this with other individual in the class, y our report must be u nique. Any copying will result in a grade of zero.
You are a financial planner with a specialty in risk management. You’ve completed the LLQP and are licensed to sell insurance products. You love your career and have built a successful practice based mainly on referrals from your satisfied clients.
Jack, age 49, and Jill, age 48, are one of those referrals. Jack is Vice-President of Marketing at a mid-sized systems firm. His salary is $190,000 + bonus. Last year his bonus was $40,000. Jill is an accountant in private practice. She works from home and typically bills $150,000 a year (roughly $100,000 after expenses). They feel pretty comfortable financially but have asked you to flag any gaps that you can see in their risk management strategy. They also have specific questions that they’d like you to address.
Jack and Jill are married with two children who live at home: Tracey, age 22 and Travis, age 17. Jill’s mother, Lauren age 75, is widowed. Although she is financially independent, she moved in with Jill and her family after the recent death of her husband. She contributes to the family’s expenses and is especially devoted to her granddaughter, Tracey.
Tracey, a happy and outgoing woman, was born with Down Syndrome, a common genetic disorder. Otherwise, Tracey is in good health and could easily live to age 60. Jack and Jill would like to keep Tracey at home as long as possible but they are concerned about her ability to adapt if one or both of them dies unexpectedly. As a result, they’re considering moving her into a group home in their city. The group home provides full support to residents. The fee for this year is
$58,250. Tracey has seen the place and likes it, in no small part because her boyfriend lives there.
Travis will finish high school this year and start college in the fall. He’s been accepted into a systems engineering program, considered the top such program in Canada. As the college is in his home town, he’ll be able to live at home. On graduation, he hopes to find employment locally so he can continue to live near his sister, with whom he’s very close. Jack and Jill have invested the maximum in a RESP for Travis and the FMV is $71,415. Given that they will soon start making withdrawals from the plan, they recently switched the investment portfolio to a mix of cash and GICs.
While it’s been a struggle for Jack and Jill to manage the diverse needs of both children, they love them both deeply and want to make sure they’re set up to be successful in life. This means ensuring enough funds are available to support Tracey in the group home for as long as she lives. In Travis’s case, they intend to pay his annual tuition and related expenses for an undergraduate degree (and a graduate degree should he decide to pursue one). As Travis will likely continue to live at home during this period, they estimate the cost of his education at $15,000 per year for the next six years. They’d also like Travis to have extra money once he graduates, to buy a home or start a business. The amount they have in mind for that is $500,000. Aside from these financial obligations, they plan to retire in 18 years and spend all their hard-earned money having fun!
Current Insurance Coverages
Jack’s group benefits from his employer include the following:
· Life Insurance: Two times salary (excluding bonus or commission) to a maximum of
· Dependant Life Insurance: $10,000 on the employee’s spouse, $5,000 on each of the dependent children
· Disability Insurance: Provided with 60% of salary up to a maximum of $4,000 per month, “regular occupation” definition for the first two years defaulting to “any occupation” thereafter, 180-day elimination period, benefit period to age 65 and partial disability benefits.
· Extended Health Coverage: The plan covers Jack, his spouse and dependants. There are no deductibles and no maximums. Coinsurance is 80%.
· Dental Coverage: Jack’s plan provides comprehensive coverage. Coinsurance is 80%. The annual maximum for basic restorative is $2,000.
In addition to his group benefits, Jack has an individual long-term disability policy that he bought years ago. The benefit is $2,000 per month in the event of his total disability, defined as the worker’s “regular” occupation and defaulting to “any occupation” after two years. The elimination period is 60 days and the benefit period is to age 65. There are partial, but no residual, benefits. He also owns a Manulife universal life insurance policy (see abbreviated copy attached). Jack’s beneficiary on his life insurance policies is Jill.
Jill has no group benefits. However, she has private coverage for life and LTD insurance. She has a $250,000 Term 10 policy and a $25,000 participating whole life policy that her parents took out for her when she was a child. The dividend option on the latter policy is “cash”. Jack is the beneficiary of both policies. Her LTD coverage will provide a monthly benefit of $3,800 on total disability, defined as “regular occupation”. The policy has a rider that extends the regular occupation definition to age 65. The elimination period is 60 days. Like Jack’s plans, there is partial coverage, but not residual. Both Jack and Jill pay the premiums for all their LTD coverage.
Current Investment Assets
When Jill’s father died six months ago, she received $50,000 from a life insurance policy on his life. She put the funds into a one-year GIC, which she saw as a temporary move until she could figure out how best to invest the money long-term. Both Jack and Jill feel that, with the mortgage paid off, if one of them died the survivor could manage well on his/her continuing income plus the couple’s joint savings.
Since Jack and Jill plan to spend all their invested assets in retirement, they expect the planned legacies for Travis and Tracey and their final expenses at death will be covered solely by their existing life insurance. They’re not sure if their life insurance is sufficient, but that’s their plan.
Jack and Jill estimate the value of their home at $1,675,000. They have a “small” mortgage of
$215,000 with BMO. This is their only debt. The mortgage is insured with BMO and the outstanding balance will be repaid should either Jack or Jill die. They recently updated their home and car insurance. They have two cars and, up until last year, they parked both cars outside in the driveway. But last fall, anticipating a particularly cold and wet winter ahead, they added a carport to the side of their house. During this process, they modified and enhanced the entrance to the home and updated the landscaping at the front of the property to give the house more “street appeal”. Their general agent pointed out that, because earthquakes have happened in the GTA – twice in the past 20 years alone, they might want to consider adding a rider to their property insurance policy to insure their home against earthquake-related damages. But, thinking the odds of this very remote, they decided their existing property insurance was adequate and declined the extra protection.
Retirement Planning Issues
Aside from the mortgage, which is insured with BMO, Jack and Jill have no debts. Their “spendable” assets, in addition to government benefits, include the following:
$ 91,025 1
$ 75,280 2
CV Life Insurance 5
1 Due to his salary (and subsequent RPP contributions) Jack’s RRSP contributions are minimal.
2 From her employment prior to working independently.
3 Defined contribution plan. Contributions are 5% of salary and matched by employer.
4 Non-registered, diversified portfolio with focus on growth. Originated from an inheritance Jack received after the death of his parents.
5 Included for information purposes only. Since Jack and Jill view their life insurance policies as essential for meeting the financial needs of Tracey and Travis, they don’t plan to surrender them.
Jack and Jill manage their respective investment portfolios and Jack manages the accumulation fund in his UL policy. They’ve been investing on their own since they started earning money. They feel confident and find it interesting. They believe they can achieve a rate of return equal to 3% a year.
Estate Planning Issues
Jack and Jill have mirror wills. Anticipated final expenses include their funerals and the executors’ and accountants’ fees. They’ve estimated that $50,000 for each of them should be adequate to cover these expenses. They are each other’s beneficiary. After both have died, the net estate proceeds will be divided equally between Travis and a trust for Tracy. They both also have Powers of Attorney for Property and for Personal Care.
Tax Planning Issues
Other than investing in their RRSPs and a vague awareness of income taxes at death, Jack and Jill haven’t thought much about income taxes. They both have an average tax rate of 35%. Since they plan to spend all their money in retirement, they don’t foresee any major tax liability on their death.
Requirements Part I – 10%
1. A m
aximum one-page, cover letter/executive summary, in business format that:
· Lists the clients’ objectives
· Summarizes your major findings and any urgent actions they should take.
2. Outline the r isk management process for your clients. At each step, give them an example of what you would do to ensure the step is demonstrated adequately and professionally. For example, list the objectives, identify the risks Jack and Jill face, etc (6 Marks.
3. Calculate the amount of life insurance they should purchase using the income approach.
4. Conduct a C apital Needs Analysis for Jack and Jill, assuming they both die in a car accident
tomorrow. Make any reasonable assumptions. Include the assumptions in report and answer the following:
· Is their existing life insurance coverage adequate? If not, how much should they purchase and what type/s of life insurance would you recommend? State your reasons for selecting that type of life insurance.
· Explain the tax implications related to:
a. The death benefit that Jill received as a beneficiary of her father’s policy.
b. The annual increase in cash value in her whole life policy.
c. The dividends she received this year from her whole life her policy.
d. Jack’s group life insurance premiums that are paid by his employer.
· Jack and Jill have insured their mortgage through the bank when they took the loan. Explain the drawbacks of this type of “creditor” life insurance.
Requirements Part II – 10%
5. Risk of loss of income due to a long-term disability:
a. If Jack is severely injured in a car accident and cannot work for four months, how much will he collect in total during that 4 month period from his disability insurance policies?
b. Would you recommend Jack and Jill buy additional LTD coverage? Why or why not?
6. Risk due to accident or sickness:
a. Jill purchases Tracey’s medications. How much of Tracey’s prescription would be reimbursed if the total claim for the year is $1,200?
b. Whose extended healthcare plan provider is primary if:
i. Jill needs a prescription filled
ii. Travis needs a prescription filled
iii. Jack and Jill get divorced and Jill has custody of Tracey. When Jill marries Bob, she cancels her extended healthcare plan because she’s covered under Bob’s. Jack is still working and a member of his benefits plan. Tracey needs a prescription filled.
7. Risks related to retirement planning
Would you recommend Jack and Jill consider switching any of their existing investments to segregated funds? Why or why not?
8. Is the family exposed to any other personal risks? Do you have any other recommendations? Should they purchase homeowners’ insurance?
Part I (10%)
Major findings/recommendations Business format
Examples at each step
Risk of premature death
Capital needs analysis
Total marks available
Part II (10%)
Risk of loss of income
Calculations & Recommendations
Risk due to accident or sickness
Hospital accommodation Provider, calculation
Risks related to retirement planning
Recommendation and rationale
Business Format, Spelling Errors
Total marks available