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A Little Can Go a Long Way

  • Oppenheimer Life Agency, Ltd.
  • February 14, 2023

If you want to give back to your community or contribute to a cause you support, a Charitable Gift Life Insurance Policy is a simple way to leverage your meaningful intentions. This form of giving will afford the donor (you or a trust) the opportunity to make a donation to a non-profit organization without reducing the inheritance you intend to leave to your heirs. It allows you to give a gift that is much larger than one you may have otherwise been able to make. In addition, this type of donation does not become a matter of public record and is gifted without the delays of probate.

Three Options to Charitably Gift Life Insurance

Transfer of an existing life insurance policy to a charity
  • The charity will become the owner and beneficiary of the policy.
  • The donor will receive an income tax deduction equal to the value of the policy.
  • Offers an estate tax deduction for the proceeds collected by the charity upon death of the insured.
Purchase a new life insurance policy
  • The charity is the applicant, owner, and beneficiary of the policy.
  • The donor receives income tax deductions for all premium payments.
  • The death benefit proceeds will be excluded from the donor’s estate.
Maintain ownership of the policy and name the charity as the beneficiary
  • The donor retains the right to change the beneficiary at any time.
  • This type of ownership does not provide the donor with an income tax deduction.
  • Offers an estate tax deduction for the proceeds collected by the charity upon death of the insured.
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Give a gift that will brighten someone’s tomorrow



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