Tax reform considerations for group life and disability insurers

How will tax reform in the United States affect the profitability of disability income and group life insurance? To offer some perspective, Milliman consultant Jennifer Fleck performed an analysis measuring the effect that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could have on the following products:

• Individual disability income
• Group long-term disability income
• Group short-term disability income
• Group life insurance with waiver of premium

The analysis considered three key changes in the tax law affecting life insurers as well as a fourth change, which remains an open issue. The analysis was done with industry average assumptions on profitable plan designs. Read Jennifer’s article “Tax reform: Disability income and group life” to learn more.

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