Life insurance assets from Swiss Re in U.S. may soon be for sale

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The company has announced that it is considering a retreat from the market in the United States. Sources familiar with Swiss Re Ltd. have revealed that it is thinking about putting its Aurora National Life Assurance Co. up for sale as it is drawing back from the American health and life insurance marketplace. This second largest reinsurer in the world is now taking efforts to seek out buyers for the assets. Swiss Re is working alongside Barclays PLC in order to be able to locate buyers for Aurora National as…

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Life insurance based strategies for retirement could benefit from Obama IRA cap

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This type of planning could become more advantageous if the President’s plan moves forward. Retirement planning strategies based on life insurance could receive a considerable boost if the pitch that President Obama has made to cap IRAs at $3.4 million is able to move forward. Individuals who have a large amount of money within their retirement accounts could benefit most. The reason is that those individuals would be able to withdraw funds from those accounts, pay the taxes that would be applicable to having made the withdrawal, and then purchase…

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