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Secured loans are often used by individuals needing financial resources for any reason, whether it’s to fund a business, remodel a home or pay medical bills. One asset that may be used for a secured loan is life insurance. Although there are pros and cons to this type of financial transaction, it can be an excellent way to access needed funding. Bankrate’s insurance editorial team discusses what a collateral assignment of life insurance is and when it might—or might not—be the best loan option for you.

What is collateral assignment of life insurance?

A collateral assignment of life insurance is a method of securing a loan by using a life insurance policy as collateral . If you pass away before the loan is repaid, the lender can collect the outstanding loan balance from the death benefit of your life insurance policy . Any remaining funds from the death benefit would then be disbursed to the policy’s designated beneficiary(ies).

Why use life insurance as collateral?

Collateral assignment of life insurance may be a useful option if you want to access funds without placing any of your assets, such as a car or house, at risk. If you already have a life insurance policy, it can be a simple process to assign it as collateral. You may even be able to use your policy as collateral for more than one loan, which is called cross-collateralization, if there is enough value in the policy.

Collateral assignment may also be a credible choice if your credit rating is not high, which can make it difficult to find attractive loan terms. Since your lender can rely on your policy’s death benefit to pay off the loan if necessary, they are more likely to give you favorable terms despite a low credit score.

Pros and cons of using life insurance as collateral

If you are considering collateral assignment, here are some pros and cons of this type of financial arrangement.

  • It may be an affordable option, especially if your life insurance premiums are less than your payments would be for an unsecured loan with a higher interest rate.
  • You will not need to place personal property, such as your home, as collateral, which you would need to do if you take out a secured loan. Instead, if you pass away before the loan is repaid, lenders will be paid from the policy’s death benefit. Any remaining payout goes to your named beneficiaries.
  • You may find lenders who are eager to work with you since life insurance is generally considered a good choice for collateral.
  • The amount that your beneficiaries would have received will be reduced if you pass away before the loan is paid off since the lender has first rights to death benefits.
  • You may not be able to successfully purchase life insurance if you are older or in poor health.
  • If you are using a permanent form of life insurance as collateral, there may be an impact on your ability to use the policy's cash value during the life of the loan. If the loan balance and interest payments exceed the cash value, it can erode the policy's value over time.

What types of life insurance can I use as collateral for a loan?

You may use either of the main types of life insurance— term and permanent —for collateral assignment. If you are using term life insurance, you will need a policy with a term length that is at least as long as the term of the loan. In other words, if you have 20 years to pay off the loan, the term insurance you need must have a term of at least 20 years.

Subcategories of permanent life insurance, such as whole life , universal life and variable life, may also be used. Depending on lender requirements, you may be able to use an existing policy or could purchase a new one for the loan. A permanent policy with cash value may be especially appealing to a lender, considering the added benefit of the cash reserves they could access if necessary.

How do I take out a loan using a collateral assignment of life insurance?

If you already have enough life insurance to use for collateral assignment, your next step is to find a lender who is willing to work with you. If you don’t yet have life insurance, or you don’t have enough, consider the amount of coverage you need and apply for a policy . You may need to undergo a medical exam and fill out an application .

Once your policy has been approved, ask your insurance company or agent for a collateral assignment form, which you will complete and submit with your loan application papers. The form names your lender as an assignee of the policy—meaning that they have a stake in its benefits for as long as the loan exists. You will also name beneficiaries or a single beneficiary, who will receive whatever is left over from the death benefits after the loan is repaid.

Note that you will need to stay current on your life insurance premium payments while the collateral assignment is active. This will be stated in the loan agreement, and failure to do so could have serious repercussions.

Alternatives to life insurance as collateral

If you are considering a collateral assignment of life insurance, there are a few alternative funding options that might be worth exploring. Since many factors determine each option, working with a financial advisor may be the best way to find the ideal solution for your situation.

Unsecured loan

Depending on your situation, an unsecured loan may be more affordable than a secured loan with life insurance as collateral. This is more likely to be the case if you have good enough credit to qualify for a low-interest rate without having to offer any type of collateral. There are many different types of unsecured loans, including credit cards and personal loans.

Secured loan

In addition to life insurance, there are other items you can use as collateral for a secured loan . Your home, a car or a boat, for example, could be used if you have enough equity in them. Typically, secured loans are easier to qualify for than unsecured, since they are not as risky for the lender, and you are likely to find a lower interest rate than you would with an unsecured loan. The flip side, of course, is that if you default on the loan, the lender can take the asset that you used to secure it and sell it to recoup their losses.

Life insurance loan

Some permanent life insurance policies accumulate cash value over time that you can use in different ways. If you have such a policy, you may be able to partially withdraw the cash value or take a loan against your cash value. However, there are implications to using the cash value in your life insurance policy, so be sure to discuss this solution with a life insurance agent or your financial advisor before making a decision.

Home equity line of credit (HELOC)

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a more flexible way to access funds than a standard secured loan. While HELOCs carry the downside of risking your home as collateral, you retain more control over the amount you borrow. Instead of receiving one lump sum, you will have access to a line of credit that you can withdraw from as needed. You will only have to pay interest on the actual amount borrowed.

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What Is a Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance?

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Charlene Rhinehart is a CPA , CFE, chair of an Illinois CPA Society committee, and has a degree in accounting and finance from DePaul University.

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A collateral assignment of life insurance is a conditional assignment appointing a lender as an assignee of a policy. Essentially, the lender has a claim to some or all of the death benefit until the loan is repaid. The death benefit is used as collateral for a loan.

The advantage to using a collateral assignee over naming the lender as a beneficiary is that you can specify that the lender is only entitled to a certain amount, namely the amount of the outstanding loan. That would allow your beneficiaries still be entitled to any remaining death benefit.

Lenders commonly require that life insurance serve as collateral for a business loan to guarantee repayment if the borrower dies or defaults. They may even require you to get a life insurance policy to be approved for a business loan.

Key Takeaways

  • The borrower of a business loan using life insurance as collateral must be the policy owner, who may or may not be the insured.
  • The collateral assignment helps you avoid naming a lender as a beneficiary.
  • The collateral assignment may be against all or part of the policy's value.
  • If any amount of the death benefit remains after the lender is paid, it is distributed to beneficiaries.
  • Once the loan is fully repaid, the life insurance policy is no longer used as collateral.

How a Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance Works

Collateral assignments make sure the lender gets paid only what they are due. The borrower must be the owner of the policy, but they do not have to be the insured person. And the policy must remain current for the life of the loan, with the policy owner continuing to pay all premiums . You can use either term or whole life insurance policy as collateral, but the death benefit must meet the lender's terms.

A permanent life insurance policy with a cash value allows the lender access to the cash value to use as loan payment if the borrower defaults. Many lenders don't accept term life insurance policies as collateral because they do not accumulate cash value.

Alternately, the policy owner's access to the cash value is restricted to protect the collateral. If the loan is repaid before the borrower's death, the assignment is removed, and the lender is no longer the beneficiary of the death benefit.

Insurance companies must be notified of the collateral assignment of a policy. However, other than their obligation to meet the terms of the contract, they are not involved in the agreement.

Example of Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance

For example, say you have a business plan for a floral shop and need a $50,000 loan to get started. When you apply for the loan, the bank says you must have collateral in the form of a life insurance policy to back it up. You have a whole life insurance policy with a cash value of $65,000 and a death benefit of $300,000, which the bank accepts as collateral.

So, you then designate the bank as the policy's assignee until you repay the $50,000 loan. That way, the bank can ensure it will be repaid the funds it lent you, even if you died. In this case, because the cash value and death benefit is more than what you owe the lender, your beneficiaries would still inherit money.

Alternatives to Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance

Using a collateral assignment to secure a business loan can help you access the funds you need to start or grow your business. However, you would be at risk of losing your life insurance policy if you defaulted on the loan, meaning your beneficiaries may not receive the money you'd planned for them to inherit.

Consult with a financial advisor to discuss whether a collateral assignment or one of these alternatives may be most appropriate for your financial situation.

Life insurance loan (policy loan) : If you already have a life insurance policy with a cash value, you can likely borrow against it. Policy loans are not taxed and have less stringent requirements such as no credit or income checks. However, this option would not work if you do not already have a permanent life insurance policy because the cash value component takes time to build.

Surrendering your policy : You can also surrender your policy to access any cash value you've built up. However, your beneficiaries would no longer receive a death benefit.

Other loan types : Finally, you can apply for other loans, such as a personal loan, that do not require life insurance as collateral. You could use loans that rely on other types of collateral, such as a home equity loan that uses your home equity.

What Are the Benefits of Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance?

A collateral assignment of a life insurance policy may be required if you need a business loan. Lenders typically require life insurance as collateral for business loans because they guarantee repayment if the borrower dies. A policy with cash value can guarantee repayment if the borrower defaults.

What Kind of Life Insurance Can Be Used for Collateral?

You can typically use any type of life insurance policy as collateral for a business loan, depending on the lender's requirements. A permanent life insurance policy with a cash value allows the lender a source of funds to use if the borrower defaults. Some lenders may not accept term life insurance policies, which have no cash value. The lender will typically require the death benefit be a certain amount, depending on your loan size.

Is Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance Irrevocable?

A collateral assignment of life insurance is irrevocable. So, the policyholder may not use the cash value of a life insurance policy dedicated toward collateral for a loan until that loan has been repaid.

What is the Difference Between an Assignment and a Collateral Assignment?

With an absolute assignment , the entire ownership of the policy would be transferred to the assignee, or the lender. Then, the lender would be entitled to the full death benefit. With a collateral assignment, the lender is only entitled to the balance of the outstanding loan.

The Bottom Line

If you are applying for life insurance to secure your own business loan, remember you do not need to make the lender the beneficiary. Instead you can use a collateral assignment. Consult a financial advisor or insurance broker who can walk you through the process and explain its pros and cons as they apply to your situation.

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Collateral Assignment for Life Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

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When you apply for a loan, the lender wants to make sure you have the financial resources to repay your debt. In some cases, the underwriter may ask you to provide a form of collateral. This is typically something of value that you pledge to forfeit to the lender if you default on the loan.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to use your life insurance policy as a form of collateral. This could help improve your approval chances for a loan or a mortgage, but there are some important things to understand before utilizing it. Learn how collateral assignment in life insurance works, explore the upsides and downsides of choosing this option, and some alternatives you may want to consider.

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What does it mean to have collateral assignment of life insurance.

Collateral assignment of life insurance allows the lender to be the primary recipient of your life insurance policy’s death benefit if you have an outstanding loan balance when you die. Some assignments also allow the lender to tap into the policy’s cash value if you default on your loan. While using life insurance as collateral does not prevent you from naming your own primary and contingent beneficiaries , it does mean that the lender is paid in full before anyone else. Once the loan balance is covered, your named beneficiaries receive whatever is left.

In some cases, collateral assignment allows the lender to take over your entire policy if you stop making payments on your loan. If you stop paying your policy premiums, the lender may also take over premium payments and add the cost to your principal balance. Collateral assignment can vary depending on the lender and the insurance carrier , so it’s important to carefully read all documents before signing any agreements.

When Is Collateral Assignment Used?

Although life insurance collateral can be used for many types of lending agreements, collateral assignments are commonly used for mortgages and business loans rather than for student loans or credit card debt. They are also not used for unsecured loans, as these types of loans do not require collateral. 

It’s fairly common for a lender to request collateral assignment of whole life insurance and other types of permanent life insurance policies since they have a cash value that’s accessible at any time. This may allow the lender to access the cash value upon your default instead of only having protection when you die.

How Life Insurance Collateral Works

When you take out a loan with an assignment of life insurance, the application process is similar to the process for other types of loans. The main difference lies in the assignment of the insurance policy, which you can do by contacting the insurance carrier and requesting the required paperwork. 

If you and your spouse co-own a life insurance policy, you must both agree to the assignment and be listed as co-assignors. If your spouse does not agree, you cannot use that policy as collateral. It’s also important to note that lenders generally limit the amount of your policy value that you can use for collateral. For example, you may only be able to use 50% to 90% of the policy’s cash value when you collateralize your loan. Each lender and insurance carrier may have different rules, so it’s important to confirm this before completing your application.  

In some cases, you may also need to get permission from the life insurance company to use the policy as collateral. Once the request is approved and the paperwork completed, the lender can move forward with the underwriting process and either approve or deny your loan request.

When you’ve paid off your debt, you can contact your insurance carrier and let them know you need to release the collateral assignee for your life insurance. As long as your loan has been paid, the lender cannot make a claim against your policy, even if you forget to take this step. However, collateral assignments must be settled before funds are distributed to your beneficiaries, so completing this process can help your beneficiaries avoid unnecessary delays.

Term vs. Permanent Life Policies

Lenders generally prefer permanent policies for collateral assignment, but some may accept a term life policy as long as the insurance coverage term lasts at least as long as your loan term. Each lender is different, so you need to confirm the requirements when applying for your loan.

The lender may also prefer a permanent policy because it can provide access to its cash value. Since term policies have no cash value, there’s no recourse for the lender until you die and they’re able to access the policy’s death benefit.

Current vs. New Policies

Some lenders allow you to collaterally assign a life insurance policy you already have in place, while others may require you to take out a new policy. Your ability to use an existing policy also depends on whether the insurance company allows collateral assignment. 

Some insurance companies also do not allow you to complete a collateral assignment during the application process. In this case, you need to finish the process of setting up your policy, then file paperwork to complete the life insurance assignment. Keep this in mind when determining your timeline to complete the required steps. 

Assignees vs. Beneficiaries

When assigning a lender to our policy, you do not name the lender as your beneficiary . Instead, you name the lender as an assignee and designate your beneficiaries in the same way you would with a non-assigned life insurance policy.

If you die before you finish repaying your loan, the lender receives the outstanding loan balance. Your beneficiaries then receive the remainder of the death benefit. If you’ve named multiple beneficiaries, they each receive their designated percentage of the remaining balance.

Should You Consider Using Your Life Insurance as Collateral?

While using your life insurance as collateral may be an option for you, it’s important to carefully consider the pros and cons of doing so. This can help you determine whether it’s a good option for you or if you may want to consider an alternative.

Pros  

If your bank requests a life insurance collateral assignment, you may consider agreeing based on the following advantages: 

  • Improved loan approval odds:  Assigning your life insurance policy as collateral may help you get approved for a loan so you can reach your financial goals, such as starting a business or buying a home.
  • Asset protection:  When you use a life insurance policy as collateral, you’re not risking other assets, such as your home or retirement account.
  • Affordable rates:  Due to the certainty collateral assignment adds to a loan application, lenders may be willing to offer lower interest rates on collateralized loans.
  • Tax benefits:  When you use a life insurance policy as collateral, there are no tax implications. This may not be the case if you take out a policy loan or a withdrawal. 

Cons  

While collateral assignment may initially seem like a great idea, there are some potential drawbacks to consider before making your decision:

  • Estate planning issues:  If you die before your loan is paid off, the collection of collateral could throw off your estate plan and leave your beneficiaries without the financial security you originally planned to provide.
  • Loss of control:  When you use an insurance policy as collateral, you’re required to keep it in place until the loan is paid off. Otherwise, the lender could take out another policy on your behalf and add the premiums to the principal of your loan. 
  • Limited access to cash value:  Some forms of collateral assignment may limit your ability to access your policy’s cash value, which reduces your financial flexibility.
  • May require a new policy:  Some lenders do not allow borrowers to use existing policies as collateral, and taking out a new policy requires time, effort, and additional expense. 

Alternatives to Collateral Assignment

If you’re not sure that collateral assignment is the right option for you, then you might consider exploring some alternatives. Here are a few options that may help you get the cash you need. 

Utilize a Life Insurance Cash Value Loan  

Rather than assigning your policy to the lender, you could directly tap into your cash value by taking out a life insurance loan. However, to take advantage of this option, you need to have your policy in place long enough to build up sufficient cash value, which can take several years. When you die, your unpaid loan balance and interest charges are also deducted from the death benefit.

Cash Surrender

You may consider giving up your permanent life insurance policy and taking the cash surrender value . Before choosing this option, keep in mind that it requires canceling your policy, potentially leaving you without coverage or in need of a replacement policy. You may also be subject to penalties if your policy is still in the surrender period when you initiate the cancelation.

Take Out a Home Equity Loan

If you’re not comfortable using your life insurance policy as collateral, you may consider taking out a home equity loan instead. This type of loan uses your home as collateral rather than your life insurance policy. This may also be an option if you do not already have a life insurance policy in place or your lender requires you to take out a new policy and you have health issues that prevent you from being approved for life insurance coverage.

Take Out an Unsecured Loan

Unsecured loans are not backed by collateral. This could be an option if you do not want to take the chance of losing your current assets. However, keep in mind that unsecured loans may be harder to get and typically have higher interest rates than collateralized loans.

Take Out a Term Life Insurance Policy  

In some cases, the lender may not require collateral assignment, but borrowers want to ensure their debts are paid upon their death. You can accomplish this by purchasing a term life insurance policy with a term that is equal to your loan term. This allows you to sidestep the collateral assignment process while still providing your heirs with the funds needed to pay off your remaining debt. The beneficiaries can also use any remaining death benefit as they see fit.

As you weigh your options, consider how each alternative fits with your current needs, risk tolerance, and comfort level.

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What Is A Collateral Assignment Of Life Insurance?

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A collateral assignment is sometimes a necessity if you’re applying for larger financing amounts such as a mortgage or business loan.

But what is a collateral assignment and how do you go about getting it on your life insurance policy? 

In this article, we’ll cover what collateral assignment is, how you can add it to your life insurance, and what alternatives there are out there. 

What Is Collateral Assignment? 

A collateral assignment is a process by which a person uses their life insurance policy as collateral for a secured loan.

In simple terms, collateral assignment is reassigning priorities for who gets paid the death benefit of your life insurance policy.

What Is a death benefit?

A death benefit or face value of a life insurance contract is the amount of money that your beneficiaries will receive from your policy when you die.

Once you apply for collateral assignment and it’s approved, your specified debtor (the loan provider) will be paid first and then your beneficiaries will receive what is left over in your life insurance policy.

This is different from using your cash value to loan money as you are taking out a loan from another financial institution and using your policy as a guarantee that you’ll cover any debt when you die. 

For example, let’s say you want to take out a secured loan from your local bank and want to use your life insurance policy as a collateral assignment.

In this situation, you’d still have to pay back any debt you have with interest during the loan period. 

However, the life insurance policy would be used if the borrower dies and there was an outstanding loan balance remaining. 

Secured Loans vs. Unsecured Loans

Secured loans are debts that are backed by assets that a lender can claim if the debt isn’t repaid. These types of loans often offer better interest rates and more generous payment terms.

Unsecured loans are debts that don’t have collateral. These types of loans are more expensive to repay and considered riskier than secured loans.

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How Does Applying for Collateral Assignment Work?

The process for getting collateral assignments for life insurance is the same as when you apply for new life insurance coverage. 

All you’ll be doing is indicating to your life insurance provider that your lender will be given priority for the amount of money you have borrowed through them.

There is an:

Application process.

Underwriting process.

Offer that you’ll receive.

You’ll be required to name beneficiaries as well as indicate ownership of the life insurance policy in the collateral assignment form which will be provided by your life insurance company.

This is because you’re changing the terms of your payout and your life insurance provider will need to follow these instructions once you die.

NB Some insurance companies don’t offer collateral assignment on new loans and generally only provide this feature to an existing life insurance policy.

You should check beforehand to see what will be required to apply for a collateral assignment. If you need help finding plans that offer this, send an email to a licensed insurance agent today.

Once you’ve assigned a new collateral assignee to your life insurance policy, they will be entitled to lay a claim on your death benefit for any debt you have with them.

For example, let’s say you take out a collateral assignment life insurance policy worth $200,000 for a loan of $75,000 over 7 years at an interest rate of 18%.

If you die after five years, based on these figures, you’ll still have $41,231.02 owed on your loan.

Your $200,000 life insurance plan will be used to cover this and your beneficiaries will receive the remaining $158 768.98 from your life insurance policy.

Your lender is only allowed to take the amount outstanding on the debt owed and cannot take more. 

What about Missed Payments and Cash Value Life Insurance?

If you have a permanent life policy with a cash value account, sometimes called cash value life insurance, your lender will have access to it to cover missed payments on your loan.

For example, let’s say you miss a payment on your loan and have a collateral assignment. Your lender will be able to access your cash value account and withdraw that month’s payment to cover your debt.

Who Can You Add as a Collateral Assignee?

You can add any person or institution as a collateral assignee to your life insurance policy if you owe them money.

This can include banks, lenders, private individuals, businesses, or credit card companies. 

The most common collateral assignments are for business loans and mortgages. This is because they are loans for high amounts that are paid off over several years. 

In fact, some banks and financial lenders may require that you add them as collateral assignees when you apply for any of the financing options mentioned below.

Common Collateral Assignees Include:

💵 Bank loans

💳 Credit cards

🏡 Mortgages

💼 Business loans

What Do I Do If I’ve Paid Off My Debt?

If you’ve managed to pay off your debt - firstly, congratulations! Secondly, you’ll want to notify your life insurance company that you’ll be changing your collateral assignments on your life policy.

While there is no legal claim that a company can make to debts that aren’t owed anymore, there may be a hold up in paying out the death benefit to your beneficiaries and other collateral assignees.

Life insurance companies will have to figure out who must be paid first, according to the order stated in your collateral assignment terms.

In general, life insurance policies will settle claims within 24 hours of being notified of a policyholder’s death.

The process can be delayed if you do not release your collateral assignees from your life insurance contract. 

Tips to Make Sure Your Life Policy Is Paid Out Quickly

Here are some tips if you want your beneficiary claims to be handled as fast as possible:

1) Keep a copy of your life insurance policy and policy number in a safe place or with your lawyer, financial advisor, or estate planner.

2) Speak to your beneficiaries about your policies and give them the contact details of the relevant life insurance company.

3) Make sure your life insurance contract is updated to reflect your latest list of beneficiaries.

4) Make sure you have your beneficiaries' details listed in the contract or with your lawyer.

The Benefits of Using Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance

While adding a collateral assignment to your current life insurance policy may require an application, paperwork, and time, there are benefits:

Many lenders like it: Banks and financial institutions sometimes prefer it when applicants use their life insurance policy as collateral for a loan. This is because they know that their debt will be serviced long-term by your insurance company which makes their loan to you a lower risk.

Your private property won’t be jeopardized: The last thing you want when you go into debt is to put your personal items, such as your car, investments, or home on the line as collateral. Using collateral assignment is an alternative to this and can protect you in the event that you can’t service your debt.

It can be affordable for some people: If you’re in good health and young, you may be paying affordable rates for permanent life cover. In situations like this, it can make sense to use your life cover as collateral for debts you’ve incurred.

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What Are Some Alternatives to Collateral Assignment?

Term Life Insurance: Getting a term life insurance contract to cover specific debts is one way of ensuring your estate and family are protected when you die.

There are multiple types of term life insurance plans and they are more affordable than permanent life insurance. This makes options like level term life insurance and decreasing term life insurance ideal for different types of debts you may have over your lifetime.

What Is Term Life?

Term life is a temporary life coverage option that lasts for a specific period of time. It is different from permanent life insurance which lasts until you die or you stop paying premiums.

Term life contracts are typically between 5 to 20 years, however, you can get renewable term life plans and even a forty-year term life plan .

Borrow from your life insurance: If you have a permanent life insurance policy, such as universal, whole, or indexed life cover, you can borrow money from your cash value account. 

However, keep in mind that you’ll be required to pay interest on any amount that you borrow and any amount of debt incurred will be deducted from your policy’s death benefit when you die.

What Is Cash Value?

Cash value is a feature of permanent life insurance plans that policyholders can contribute additional money toward while they have a policy in force.

This money is set aside in a cash value account which is tax-deferred and can be used in a number of ways.

In some cases, if your policy allows it, you can end your contract and get the cash surrender value of it. This amount is usually much less than the value of your total life insurance contract. 

Our Verdict on Collateral Assignment

Many banks, lenders, and financial institutions want long-term guarantees that you’ll be able to service your debt if anything happens to you.

In some situations, getting collateral assignments on your life insurance to cover these debts is a good option for people who are trying to access finance from these institutions. 

However, there is a risk that your death benefit payout may be delayed for your beneficiaries if you don’t keep your different collateral assignees up to date.

If you already have a life insurance policy, you should contact your provider to find out what the process is and what you’ll need to do to change the collateral assignees on your policy.

If you don’t have a policy yet, our advice is to look at all of your options before you decide to take a permanent life insurance contract with a collateral assignment.

There are alternatives out there that are more affordable if you’re looking to protect your family and estate from debt.

Term life is one such option that is adaptable to your life and easy to get. 

For example, a decreasing term life insurance policy might be the right choice for someone who has recently bought a home and wants to cover their mortgage while they pay it back.

Another option is final expense insurance, which is a permanent life policy for smaller amounts, usually under $50,000.

With final expense insurance, your beneficiaries can pay for anything they want, including any debts you may have had in your life.

The process for applying is simple and you won't have to go through a medical exam or intensive underwriting as you would with traditional permanent life insurance. 

If you need any assistance with finding, comparing, or learning about the different life insurance options to cover your debts, speak to one of our expert advisors today at 1-888-912-2132 or [email protected] .

Where Can I Learn More about Life Insurance?

If you’re looking to learn more about life insurance, different kinds of coverage, or costs, visit our life insurance hub to find our latest articles.

We do the research so that you don’t have to and our articles cover complicated topics like what is a cash value account, what is key person insurance, or how long life insurance takes to pay out a death benefit.  

If you need help with quotes, try out a life insurance quote finder or reach out to us via email at [email protected] to get in touch with a licensed life insurance agent for your state.

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What is collateral assignment.

Collateral assignment of life insurance allows policyholders to use the death benefit as loan collateral. The policyholder appoints a lender as the primary beneficiary of the insurance policy in the event the borrower passes away unexpectedly before repaying the loan. This lets the lender cash in the life insurance policy and recover what is owed if the policyholder dies. 

Collateral assignment of life insurance guarantees funds to the business if the borrower defaults or dies. Many businesses accept life insurance as a form of collateral to protect against financial losses. If the policyholder dies before the loan is paid off, the lender receives the amount owed through the death benefit, and the remaining balance goes to the other listed beneficiaries. The collateral assignment is terminated as soon as the loan is paid in full. 

Apply for Life Insurance for Collateral Assignment

The process to apply for life insurance for collateral assignment purposes is the same as applying for personal life insurance. You can use either a term or whole life insurance policy for collateral assignment. Applicants undergo an application review, a medical exam and a four- to six-week underwriting process. Applicants can also buy a no-medical exam life insurance policy that guarantees coverage they can use for collateral assignment, but they are more expensive, and the death benefit amounts tap out around $25,000. 

Typically, whole life insurance policies are used for loan collateral because of their cash value. Although term insurance can help pay off a debt if the policyholder passes away, the account has no real value while the insured is alive. If the policyholder lapses on making payments on a whole or permanent life policy, they can just cash it in and collect the remaining cash value after paying off the loan and any other fees. 

How to Name Your Beneficiaries on a Collateral Assignment Life Insurance Policy

When you purchase your collateral assignment life insurance policy, you list your beneficiaries not the bank or lender you are borrowing from. After the policy becomes active, the lender or bank is added as the assignee on the collateral assignment life insurance documents. Once that step is complete, the collateral assignment overrides your beneficiaries’ rights to the death benefit payout. 

Collateral Assignment Life Insurance Policy Owner

The policyholder is the owner of the life insurance plan and is responsible for the monthly or annual premiums. Some lenders may require policyholders to submit proof of premium payments to ensure the account is active and in good standing. If the policy lapses or is canceled before the debt is paid off, the lender could consider that a violation of your financial agreement. 

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Assignment of Life Insurance

WARNING! This form permanently transfers ownership of your FEGLI insurance to another individual, trustee, or corporation (however, premiums continue to be withheld from your salary/annuity). An assignment is irrevocable, and cannot be changed later. DO NOT USE THIS FORM if you only wish to designate a beneficiary to receive your life insurance. Instead, use the available designation of beneficiary form .

For more information about assignments and designations of beneficiary, see the FEGLI Booklet on Assignments , and Designation of Beneficiary and Order of Precedence .

FEGLI enrollees use this form to assign ownership of their life insurance coverage to another person, firm, or trust; and assignees use the form to reassign the coverage.

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