Blog 66 – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Paid-Up Additions – Part 5
Up to the late 1980s, policy owners could place an unlimited amount of discretionary capital into a life insurance policy. All this changed in 1988 with a new law known as the Tax and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988 or TAMRA. This law established a qualification test for life insurance contracts based on the amount of premium paid each year to the policy. If the premium is too large under the guideline, the policy fails the test and no longer enjoys life insurance status. It is then reclassified as a Modified Endowment Contract or MEC and it loses several tax favorable features enjoyed by life insurance contracts.
Blog 63 – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Paid-Up Additions – Part 2
To use dividends to purchase paid-up additions, you just elect the paid-up additions dividend option.
The other way to purchase paid-up additions is through an elective rider. You choose this rider and make payments to the rider to purchase paid-up additions with your own money. Essentially, you elect to pay the insurance company more money than it requires to.