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Larger Than Life

How much do you know about using a gift of life insurance to support a charitable organization?

  • 1. A charitable organization cannot work with an outright gift of a paid-up life insurance policy.
  • A. True
  • B. False

  • 2. Which of the following is a way to donate life insurance to a charitable organization?
  • A. Take out a new policy with us as owner and beneficiary
  • B. Donate a current policy and keep up the premiums
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. None of the above

  • 3. Which of the below is NOT an advantage of donating life insurance to a charitable organization?
  • A. Prompt, confidential transfers outside of the probate process
  • B. Relatively simple, cost-free procedures for naming us as a beneficiary or assigning ownership of a policy to it
  • C. Allows you to make a significant charitable gift that otherwise might not be possible
  • D. None of the above

  • 4. If you name a charitable organization as the primary beneficiary of the life insurance contract
  • A. It is a revocable arrangement for a future gift, not deductible for income tax purposes
  • B. It is an irrevocable arrangement for a future gift
  • C. It is deductible for income tax purposes
  • D. None of the above

  • 5. If you buy a new policy and donate the policy to our organization, the benefits include
  • A. Tax deductions on your income tax return for the premiums you continue to pay
  • B. Death benefits to your heirs
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. It is not advisable to enter into a brand new life insurance contract with an organization

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