Ms. Newbie's client, Mr. Nomad, has decided that he wants to go on an extended backpack trip through the Amazon. Since he'll be out of touch, he has given a friend of his limited power attorney to act on his behalf. Based on this, Mr. Nomad's friend can:
i. present Ms. Newbie with an order to purchase securities on Mr. Nomad's behalf.
ii. present Ms. Newbie with an order to sell securities on Mr. Nomad's behalf.
iii. request a check be issued to him so that he can send Mr. Nomad some money.
The subaccounts into which Mr. Sumrisk directed his variable life premiums have earned a 6% return. If the assumed interest rate was 7%:
i. the cash value of his policy increased.
ii. the death benefit associated with his policy decreased.
iii. the cash value of his policy decreased.
IV. the death benefit associated with his policy increased.
The premiums paid on which of the following are paid into the general account of an insurance company?
i. whole life
ii. universal life
iii. term life
IV. variable life
Your client bought a variable annuity contract that has a 5% contingent deferred sales charge with a 7-year surrender period four years ago. He has been reading about bonus annuities and 1035 exchanges and has asked for your advice. You can tell him:
Which of the following is not a cost associated with an investment in a variable annuity contract?