Permanent Life Insurance
Permanent life insurance provides protection for your whole life. It can serve as the foundation of a strong financial strategy and offer a sense of security for the future.
At the same time, you can use the growth opportunities and benefits during your lifetime, so you can live – and give – the way you'd like.
Protection for life's ups & downs
As you bounce from one life stage to another, worrying if your life insurance can keep up is the last thing you need. Permanent life insurance can help take some of that uncertainty away.
Types of permanent life insurance
Whole life insurance
Life is unpredictable; whole life insurance helps take the uncertainty out of life. With whole life insurance, there are no surprises. It's simply a sense of reassurance – for your whole life. 4
- Guaranteed death benefit.3
- Guaranteed cash value.3
- Guaranteed level premiums.
- Potential to earn dividends.4
Whole life plus term protection
When your need for life insurance protection is beyond temporary and you're looking for flexibility, consider a contract that offers a blend of permanent and term life insurance. It's designed to help meet your long-term insurance needs and fit your budget.
- Offers a mix of term and permanent life insurance.
- Builds a modest amount of cash value.1,3
- May earn dividends, which could pay for term protection.4
Universal life insurance
Looking for life insurance protection that offers flexible premium payments and the potential to build cash value to use while you're living?1,3 If so, universal life insurance may be appropriate for you and your changing life.
How universal life insurance can help you
- Pay more when you want and less when you must.7
- Skip a premium payment if funds get tight.6
- Potential to build cash value.1
Variable universal life insurance
Variable universal life insurance is similar to universal life insurance in that it combines flexibility with permanent life insurance. It also has the potential to build cash value by investing in your choice of several professionally managed portfolios.5
- Flexible premium payments and permanent coverage.7
- Investment choices to match your risk tolerance.5
Variable universal life resources
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Contract Forms: ICC07 V-VM-VUL, V-VM-VUL (07) Series
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Thrivent Financial does not guarantee that it will issue a life insurance contract for all applicants.
Thrivent Financial, its affiliated companies, and their employees and representatives do not give legal, tax or accounting advice. The brief discussion of taxes in this website is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change at any time. Thrivent does not make any guarantee regarding tax treatment (federal, state or local) of any contract or of any transaction involving a contract, particularly after insured age 100. Tax laws and regulations are complex and depend on individual circumstances. For complete details, consult your attorney, accountant and tax advisor as needed. The life insurance contracts described briefly in this website have exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms under which the contract may be continued in force or discontinued. The contracts will provide all costs and complete details of coverage. For costs and complete details, contact your Thrivent Financial representative.
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1 Loans and surrenders will decrease the death proceeds and the cash surrender value available to pay insurance costs. Surrenders may generate an income tax liability and may be subject to a decrease charge. A significant taxable event can occur if a contract terminates with outstanding debt. Contact your tax advisor for further details. Loans and surrenders may cause a contract to lapse or terminate without value. Loaned values may accumulate at a lower rate than unloaned values.
2 Under current tax law [IRC Sec. 101(a)(1)], death proceeds are generally excludable from the beneficiary's gross income. However, death proceeds may be subject to state and federal estate and/or inheritance tax.
3 As long as premiums are paid.
4 Dividends are not guaranteed.
5 Investing in a variable insurance contract involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The prospectus contains more complete information on the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the variable insurance contract and underlying investment options, which investors should read and consider carefully before investing. Prospectuses are available from a Thrivent Financial representative or at Thrivent.com.
6 Reducing premiums or skipping a premium payment will affect your accumulated value (and the death benefit on UL contracts with an increasing death benefit option) and may cause your contract to lapse.
7 Paying large additional premiums may cause your contract to become a modified endowment contract (MEC) as defined in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). This will affect the taxation of any distributions from your contract. In addition, the IRC limits the amount of premiums that can be paid into your contract.