The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010||
Sponsor Statement: House Bill 101
Exemptions: Life Insurance; Annuities
“Increasing the value of life insurance and annuity contracts that is exempt from levy to satisfy a debt.”
Posted: March 23, 2009 : v26-LS0176/C
Bill Version: SCS CSHB 101(JUD)
Status: Chapter 97 SLA 10 : 2010-06-21
This bill will provide people with better security and planning for their families after they have passed on. This bill exempts the full value of life insurance and annuity contracts from levy or garnishment to satisfy a debt. The bill also includes an applicability section which states that it will apply only to a debt that is created on or after the effective date of the bill.
When fewer employers are offering retirement plans, the state can help offer families the opportunity to better plan for their future. People who are self-employed or working for an employer that does not offer a retirement plan can use annuities as a retirement plan and know that these funds are protected. With the uncertainty of social security, families need to be sure that they can provide for themselves and their survivors.
This bill encourages personal responsibility and protects the future of Alaskan families.