Life insurance | BUSI 687 – Insurance and Risk Management | Liberty University

  

Zac and Mary Johnson are 36 and 34 respectively. Zac has recently been offered a new job as an IT engineer with a newly created software company that helps churches fully integrate their giving, attendance, and member data software where he can earn $102,000 per year. Mary currently stays home and homeschools their two children (Brayden (10) and Cora (7)) although she holds a CPA license in the state of Indiana. Zac and Mary also have two Mastiffs (Fun and Games). Zac and Mary have been married for 14 years and currently live in a rural area outside Indianapolis IN. 

With great excitement, Zac and Mary have just realized that they will be expected their third child. Knowing his type A personality, Zac begins to feel anxious that he has not done an adequate job of protecting his family should something happen to him, especially with the anticipation of a third child. 

Zac approaches you in your local men’s bible study and asks to meet with you regarding a review of his current insurance. He seems rather bothered by where he stands, specifically not knowing how much life insurance he really should have. 

In the course of your follow-up meeting, he gives you the following information:

v Current salary: $102,000

v Annual salary increase: 3.0%

v Retirement Age: 67

v Expected inflation rate: 3%

v Final expenses: $30,000

v Income Tax bracket: 25%

v Total monthly social security benefit per child until the child reaches 18: $3200

v College education costs $25,000 per year per child in today’s dollars starting at age 18 for four years.

v Education inflation rate: 5%

v Monthly income needs for spouse until last child is age 22: $5500

v Personal Consumption: 20% of income

v Investment returns expected to be 6%

v Mortgage and debt repayment (as it stands today) is: $285,000

Instructions

Solve for Zac and Mary’s life insurance needs using the following approaches:

· Human-Life Value Approach

· Needs Approach

· Capitalized-Earnings Approach