While the State Bank of Toulon had supplemented their executive benefit plans with BOLI for more than 25 years, no one recognized its intrinsic value. That was until IZALE personally met with the board to present the multi-faceted benefits tied up within BOLI. The bank is excited to see how this insight will help them grow – and retain their best and brightest executives.

We have had BOLI for 25+ years at the State Bank of Toulon. I have been directly involved for the last 10 of those years having it informally tied to my supplemental benefit plan. Since meeting with Phil Aderton of IZALE Financial Group, I have talked more to IZALE representatives than our previous BOLI provider. Why? Because our previous provider made most of their information self-service, i.e. available on their web portal but not from an actual live person. To work with the IZALE team – Phil, Scott and Jeff – is like working with people right here in my office. Phil even comes to my bank to see me!

Scott Richardson presented at our board meeting and modified the design of our original BOLI program. We did not fully know, or completely understand, before IZALE the true advantages of BOLI. The IZALE Team spent time explaining what we purchased so it gave us confidence that what we got was right for us. Personally, I better understand my benefit plan. Even better yet, my executive staff fully understands what they have too!

What stood out the most for me was that IZALE provided an executive benefit plan that gave us the ability to meet both our short term and long-term goals. Giving our bank additional leverage we did not previously realize we have was enlightening. BOLI was something in the old days thought of as a way to pay for the replacement of the executive, like “key man insurance.” Today it has expanded to serve our bank as an incentive for employee retention. As a community banker, my mission is to serve my community which includes my up-and-coming leaders of our institution. I want them to stay in the community and at the bank, and by staying, be rewarded!”

To learn more about how IZALE can help you reap the benefits of a BOLI, let’s have a conversation.

Doug Parrot

We did not fully understand the true advantages of BOLI before working with IZALE

Doug ParrotCEO, State Bank of Toulon

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