Identifying a key person is only part of the problem: the tough problem is determining the dollar value that would be lost if the key person were lost. When an economic value can be placed on the lost of a key person, then insurance and other arrangements can be made to protect the business.
Creditors may consider an employee to be responsible for the profits that will enable a business to repay loans. If a key employee suddenly died or became disabled, would the business’s creditors hesitate to continue credit? How much cash would be needed to bridge the difficult time following the employee’s loss to reassure creditors? … to read the complete article, click on the article title