Gifts of Life Insurance

How It Works

  • You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to IHC.
  • IHC elects to cash in the policy now or hold it.


  • Make a gift using an asset that you and your family no longer need.
  • Receive an income tax deduction.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I arrange a gift from my life insurance?

Simply contact your life insurance company and request a Change of Beneficiary/Ownership Form. Designate us as the new owner and beneficiary of your policy.

What are the tax implications of a gift of life insurance?

If you give your policy to us while you are still alive, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the current value of the policy. If you pay any future premiums to keep the policy active, these payments are also tax deductible. If you retain ownership of the policy, benefits payable to us at death can save federal and state estate taxes depending on the size of your estate and your state of domicile.