Pacific Life to Discontinue New Sales of Pacific PremierCare Choice and Pacific PremierCare Advantage Life Insurance Products
April 19, 2022 by Pacific Life Insurance Company
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Effective May 2, 2022, Pacific Life’s Pacific PremierCare suite of products will no longer be available for new sales. This includes Pacific PremierCare® Choice one-year, five-year, 10-year, and lifetime premium whole life insurance products with long-term care (LTC) benefits1 and Pacific PremierCare Advantage Universal Life Insurance with Long-Term Care Benefits2 in California.
“Pacific Life remains committed to the long-term care market as we continue to recognize U.S. consumers’ large, unmet need in this area,” said Greg Reber, Pacific Life senior vice president and chief distribution officer, life insurance business. “We conducted a thorough strategic review of the LTC marketplace and see great potential in the market for chronic health (CHR) and LTC riders on cash value life insurance policies.”
Pacific Life has seen sales of hybrid LTC products decline as the current environment has made it difficult to be both competitive and profitable. By focusing solely on riders for our cash value products to meet the LTC need, the company can prioritize and utilize resources more effectively.
Pacific Life will continue to service all in-force Pacific PremierCare policies. For existing policyowners, there will be no change and they will continue to receive the exceptional service they’ve come to expect from Pacific Life.
About Pacific Life
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and has been named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.
Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2021 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2021 FORTUNE 500® list.
- Policy Form P17PCH and S17PCHMAXM or ICC17 P17PCH and ICC17 S17PCHMAXM; P17PCH and S17PCH100S or ICC17 P17PCH and ICC17 S17PCH100S; P17PCH and S17PCHMAXS or ICC17 P17PCH and ICC17 S17PCHMAXS; based on product and state of policy issue.
- Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Pacific PremierCare Advantage (Policy Form #P12PPC-CA) is a flexible premium adjustable life insurance policy with long-term care insurance payable through reimbursements.
These products are subject to underwriting and approval of the application and may include obtaining records from a physician. No medical exam is required, but a Medical Information Bureau (MIB) and prescription report will be ordered and a Personal History Interview and Cognitive Assessment will be performed via telephone as part of the underwriting process. These products are intended to provide federally tax-qualified long-term care insurance as defined in IRC Section 7702B(b). Tax treatment of long-term care benefits may depend on factors such as the amount of benefits in relation to certain IRS limitations (referred to as “per diem” limitations), the amount of qualified expenses incurred or if similar benefits are being received under other contracts. When benefits are received from multiple policies providing long-term care for a given insured, including policies with different owners, those benefits must be aggregated to determine their taxability. Pacific Life cannot determine whether the benefits are taxable. Clients are advised to consult with qualified and independent legal and tax advisors for more information.
Pacific Life is a product provider. It is not a fiduciary and therefore does not give advice or make recommendations regarding insurance or investment products.
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