Retirement: Multigenerational Distribution Strategies


This course considers two multi-generational distribution strategies that clients can use when they have considerable wealth in qualified retirement plan accounts and want to pass such assets to heirs. It examines how irrevocable life insurance trusts can be used to create new wealth and avoid estate taxation. Additionally, the course looks at a distribution technique called a stretch IRA, which can help heirs take withdrawals over a longer period and dramatically increase the lifetime payout they receive.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of why tax planning is important when transferring qualified plan assets to heirs
  • articulate how irrevocable life insurance trusts can help create new wealth and minimize estate taxes
  • recognize how the stretch IRA technique can help maximize the tax-deferred growth potential of IRA assets
  • identify IRA owners for whom the stretch IRA technique would be suitable

Designed for

Retail, Investment Advisory

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