Under this type of plan, an employer purchases and pays for a life insurance policy for a select-group of employee’s. So for example, if you own a tire shop here in San Antonio, Texas, and you have an employee who is doing a great job and is critical to your success, you may want a way to entice that person to stay with your company. The employer will fund the policies via a pay raise to the employee’s, which is equal to the policy premium. In some cases, an additional bonus is needed to cover the income tax on this additional pay. The employer can pick and choose specific employee’s to participate in the plan.
With this type of plan, employee’s will have full rights to the policy, its cash value, and can take tax-free income from the policy in the future. As a mechanism to increase the plan’s retaining power, a restrictive endorsement and vesting schedule may be added.
- Provide an exclusive compensation package for selected employee’s
- Offer tax advantages for the employer
- Easy to implement and administer
How Do I Enroll?
If you would like to enroll into an executive bonus policy for your small business, we kindly ask you contact us so we can do a free, custom analysis on your situation, and find a plan suitable for your business needs.
As you will hear in the short video below from one of our preferred insurance carriers we work with: Mutual of Omaha, an executive bonus plan is selective, meaning you the employer, get to choose which employee’s participate.
Source: Mutual of Omaha