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Retirement Income Planning
Helping entrepreneurs and small business owners reach their retirement savings goals in a more tax-efficient manner with annuities and other life insurance backed products.
As a business owner, we know you have priorities. We're certain that achieving your business goals and looking out for your employees’ best interests are at the top of your list. One way to help check these items off is by providing benefits at work—giving employees the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan can make a big impact.
From your employees’ perspective, a retirement plan can help them reach personal savings and estate planning goals. Employees who feel more financially secure tend to spend less time focused on financial concerns at work— meaning, your plan could help encourage productivity among your workforce.
For the business, you can receive tax deductions on matched contributions to your plan and potentially reduce employee taxable income via pretax contributions. Benefits are also tied to job satisfaction, so a retirement plan can be a powerful tool for retaining the quality people you have on board and bringing new talent into the fold.
The more employees who enroll, the lower your potential costs overall.
Nothing is more important than feeling confident in the choices you make for your company and your employees.
If the potential benefits of a retirement offering sound like a good fit for your business, now would be great time to start a small business owner retirement plan quote —we can talk in more detail about how a plan can help you meet your goals.
SECURE Act Alters 401(k) Compliance Landscape
The new law changes retirement plan design, administration and compliance requirements.
Employers can get up to $16,500 in tax credit to set up an employee retirement plan.
Not having a retirement plan could be costing you money.
President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2019, signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, a bill to help employers create and run retirement plans for workers.
Among the provisions to encourage employers to become plan sponsors, the SECURE Act will:
Increase the business tax credit for plan startup costs to make setting up retirement plans more affordable for small businesses. The tax credit will increase from the current cap of $500 to up to $5,000 in certain circumstances.
Encourage small-business owners to adopt automatic enrollment by providing a further $500 tax credit for three years for plans that add auto-enrollment of new hires.
Simplify rules and notice requirements related to qualified nonelective contributions in safe harbor 401(k) plans.
Extend the period of time for companies to adopt new plans beyond the end of the year to the due date for filing the company tax return, giving employers additional time to cover their employees with a profit-sharing contribution.
Offer a consolidated Form 5500 for certain defined-contribution plans with a common plan administrator to reduce administrative costs, but also increase penalties for failure to file retirement plan returns such as Forms 5500, required notifications of changes and required withholding notices.
The pandemic, and ensuing downturn, disrupted tax and retirement planning for small-business owners.
Data gathered by SCORE, shows that 34% of small business owners, do not have retirement savings plans. Data also shows that the smaller the business, the less likely to offer a retirement plan to employees.
There are solutions for small business owners with only a few employees.
Learn about retirement saving plans for entrepreneurs, and small business owners today.
Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?
We have multiple ways to help businesses with 1 - 100 employees.
* Plan Design Team and Fiduciary Services
* Advisory Services through Morning Star
* 401K, Safe Harbor 401K, Defined Benefit Plans, 412(e)3 and more....
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The credit is available for the plan’s first year and the two years immediately following.
In our example, the fee to set up the plan would be $600, and the annual administration fee would be $1,260.
The credit would be calculated as follows:
($600 + $1,260) x 50% = $930
$250 x 3 non-highly compensated employees = $750
Tax credit = $750
Not having a plan would have cost the business owner in our example $15,220 and he would have missed out on a $750 tax credit for 2020.
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Many business owners delay saving for retirement while they focus on building a successful business, potentially leading to inadequate retirement savings.
Cash value life insurance may protect and complement a tax‑diversified retirement income strategy with tax-free death benefit and tax-free supplemental income.
At Jennifer Lang Financial Services, we will work with you to help build a program using life insurance and supplemental income designs that will benefit you today and tomorrow.
How Can Cash Value Life Insurance Help With Retirement Income Planning?
Life Insurance for Risk Protection (LIRP)
Protection Now. Income Later.
Business owners spend years building successful enterprises. As they plan for life after they exit their businesses, many face inadequate retirement savings.
Help Protect Against a Retirement Income Shortfall
In addition to financial protection against premature death, cash value life insurance offers a potential source of supplemental income independent from Social Security benefits, qualified plans, or any proceeds from selling a business. This asset may help make up any retirement income shortfall.
Help Protect Against an Uncertain Future
A cash value life insurance may also serve as the missing asset within your overall retirement strategy, helping to diversify your portfolio in two ways.
It may add a tax-free asset that may be accessed in the event of a high-income tax environment at the time of retirement.
It may protect against market-based losses if it offers guaranteed minimum interest crediting rates. An asset that is protected from market losses may provide a source of supplemental income during market downturns. Policy’s cash value will be reduced by policy charges.
Business owner buys a cash value life insurance policy on his or her life.
Any growth in the policy’s cash value is tax‑deferred.
Business owner may take tax-free withdrawals and loans from the policy’s available cash value to supplement their income.
At business owner’s death, policy’s beneficiaries receive tax‑free death benefit.
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A company’s pension plan purchases a group annuity from a life insurance company. In exchange, they promise to provide guaranteed income payments to covered individuals, also known as annuitants.
From plan to payment
Pension plan sponsor buys a group annuity contract from a life insurance company.
A group annuity certificate is issued to each annuitant
Annuitants receive guaranteed income payments backed by the financial strength of our top A and A+ rated life insurance companies
Financial security you can depend on.
The guarantees provided by a group annuity contract provide strong, sustainable financial security throughout retirement.
That's because, as a group annuity provider, life insurance companies are required by law to:
Maintain sufficient reserves to cover annuity obligations
Set aside additional capital to support our guarantees
Test the adequacy of assets and reserves every year
Comply with strict state regulatory supervision
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