Adjustable life policies
Selected Specialized/Hybrid Policies: Adjustable Life Policies
Description Premiums Cash Value Advantages Disadvantages Uses
A single policy that houses whole life and term life protection; Owner is able to change face amount and to set premium allocation between whole life and term Normally will remain level unless owner changes face amount or the whole life vs. term allocation Guaranteed cash build-up will vary with the owner's whole life vs. term allocation Provides owner with the flexibility to change face and premium amounts, and to change between whole life and term A costly way to buy term insurance if insured heavily uses premium allocation for term protection; Investment return usually marginal Young buyers; Buyers needing premium and face amount flexibility