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What is variable universal life insurance?

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2014-07-22 00:16:33
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Variable universal life insurance combines the flexibility of a universal life insurance with the investment account features of a variable life insurance.

Like variable life insurance, variable universal is considered a security. It can only be sold by agents who have passed the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) exam.

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Variable life insurance allows you to control your portfolio of investments that is part of the cash value component of a whole life insurance policy. This could include stocks, bonds, or funds. As a result of this freedom, this is the most expensive type of insurance available in the market. Opt for such a policy only if you are completely confident about investing in the markets. While the risks may obviously be higher as there is no guarantee on your savings, the value benefits are also much more than any other insurance policy available.

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Variable Universal Life insurance is permanent life insurance that has a cash value feature in it. The cash value is invested in a small selection of portfolios. Since it is invested, there is no guarantee interest and it may lose value. When you pay your premiums, you are paying for three things: The insurance, the cash value, and investment fees. If you know anything about mutual funds, mutual funds have their own annual operating expenses. Since these mutual funds are invested in a life insurance policy, you are paying more than 5% of annual expenses. Therefore, you will get a low rate of return on your cash value.

Every year, the cost of the insurance goes up. The insurance part of the policy is annual renewable term. That means more of your premiums is going to the insurance and less toward the cash value. Eventually, you will have to pay higher premiums in the future. If you don't, the policy will eventually lapse as the cash value is depleted.

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Variable Universal Life Insurance builds cash value over time. The rate of increase varies, because the money is invested in stocks and other options.

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Yes. To sell variable universal life insurance you will need a Series 63 Securities License, a variable life insurance license, and a regular life insurance license.

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Variable universal life insurance is not an account. It is a policy that invests in separate accounts in an attempt to earn higher returns than a fixed policy. A variable universal life insurance policy can be converted into a different type of life insurance policy but not a different kind of account.

What's special about variable universal life insurance is that it builds cash value. You can read more about this type of insurance online at the Wikipedia website. Once on the page, type "Variable universal life insurance" into the search field at the top of the page and press enter to bring up the information.

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Universal life insurance is a form of life insurance, a policy used to provide a family with money after the death of the one getting the insurance. Universal life insurance can be purchased from many of the leading life insurance companies, including Nationwide and American Family.

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It depends on what your insurance needs are. You can use the calculator here to see if variable life insurance is right for you http://www.lifehappens.org/life-insurance/life-calculator


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