1) Downside protection - Some IUL's guarantee a 3% return every year even if the market goes down and allow for returns up to 14% cap. This concept has allowed for historical average returns with many carriers of around 8% and guarantees that the portion of your premium allocated to your retirement fund will gain over time!
2) Tax free income-At retirement - You will have the option to take out annual tax free income! This is a huge benefit as most of us believe that taxes are very likely going to increase in the future. Let's assume that you are in a 30% tax bracket at retirement and your cash value accumulation allows you to take out a $70,000 tax free annual income. This would be the equivalent of $100,000 that you have to pay taxes on!!
3) Death benefit protection - All along the way, you will have permanent death benefit protection to take great care of your family in the event that something were to happen to you prematurely or later in life!!