Can You Roll a Roth IRA into an IUL?

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

No Direct Rollover from Roth IRA to IUL

It is not possible to directly roll over funds from a Roth IRA into an Index Universal Life (IUL) insurance policy. However, there are alternative strategies to utilize the funds in your Roth IRA to contribute to an IUL policy.

Alternative Strategies

  1. Systematic Withdrawals or Cashing Out: If you have met the requirements for tax-free status in your Roth IRA, you can take systematic withdrawals or cash out the account. This money can then be used to fund an IUL policy.
  2. Using an Annuity: Another strategy involves rolling the Roth IRA into an annuity. You can choose a life-based payout option. The payouts from the annuity can then be used to pay the premiums of the IUL policy for the rest of your life.

Benefits of These Strategies

  • Tax Advantages: Utilizing a Roth IRA’s tax-free status can provide financial benefits when funding an IUL.
  • Lifetime Funding: An annuity can ensure that IUL premiums are covered for life, providing long-term security.



While you cannot directly roll a Roth IRA into an IUL, strategic financial planning involving systematic withdrawals or using an annuity can effectively use your Roth IRA funds to support an IUL policy. These methods offer a way to utilize the benefits of both financial tools. Contact us today for a free quote.

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Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Shawn Plummer is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, insurance agent, and annuity broker with over 14 years of first-hand experience with annuities and insurance. Since beginning his journey in 2009, he has been pivotal in selling and educating about annuities and insurance products. Still, he has also played an instrumental role in training financial advisors for a prestigious Fortune Global 500 insurance company, Allianz. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after voice in the industry, leading to features in renowned publications such as Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health Magazine, and many more. Shawn’s driving ambition? To simplify retirement planning, he ensures his clients understand their choices and secure the best insurance coverage at unbeatable rates.

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