It would not be in the best interest of the policyholders to replace their existing policies. This is because they will probably have to pay a higher premium for the new policy since they are older. The cash value of their policies will take time to build up and the 2-year period of contestability will begin again.
LIAM has issued a set of Rules on Replacement of Policies to discourage such practices and to protect the interest of policyholders. Under these rules, an agent would not receive any compensation for the new policy that replaces another policy within less than 1 year before or after the original policy is discontinued. Click here for further details. ( PDF)