Provide competitive employee benefits while managing costs through bank-owned life insurance.
BOLI, or bank-owned life insurance, is just what it sounds like: a life insurance policy you can buy to insure the lives of your key employees. This tax-advantaged asset acts similarly to a bond, allowing banks to offset the expenses needed for superior benefits and/or informally fund executive benefits. As the policy's owner and beneficiary, your bank harnesses unique benefits, including the ability to:
- Insure the economic loss of a key employee’s premature death
- Offset the ever-increasing costs of employee health and welfare ERISA plans
- Provide cost recovery for pre- and post-retirement executive compensation and benefit plans
- Have an asset with a value highly correlated to the changing value of a liability obligation, i.e., a "hedge"
These benefits are a direct result of the fact that BOLI offers:
- An asset value that accumulates on a tax-deferred basis, treating the change in value as "other non-interest income"
- Income-tax-free death proceeds for recovering the present and long-term costs of employee benefits and compensation plans
- A more efficient method of financing employee benefit and compensation plans than alternatives
Our unique BOLI service model will help you understand every aspect of the transaction and plan design. We'll also help you implement, monitor and maintain those assets in line with the most current regulatory and compliance requirements.
Our BOLI Administration Solution
At NFP, we’ve built a simple, sophisticated and streamlined BOLI system — all with the way you work in mind.
We call it NFP Connect, and it makes managing your BOLI program easier than ever.
Take as much – or as little – control of your bank-owned life insurance administration as you need, with our proprietary, all-in-one tool that delivers:
- Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
- BOLI compliance reporting
- Insurance carrier financial and rating information
- Retirement and split-dollar benefit accounting
- Participants statements
- Tax reporting
- Weekly social security sweeps
- Secure online access
As always, we’re completely upfront about how we can help you, every step of the way. There are no hidden costs, and if you ever have questions, just call up your account executive for help figuring out the answer.