Most Advisors rely on a life settlement broker to assist them in the sale of a life insurance policy, but some Advisors work directly with life insurance providers. Unlike with precious metals, stocks or bonds, there is no centralized exchange for Life Settlements. Every situation is unique because life insurance policies have different provisions, […]
Life Insurance Companies in Florida can no longer suppress valuable information from Life Insurance policy owners. The Prohibited Insurance Acts Bill, or HB 1007, now forces Life Insurance companies to allow the disclosure of alternative options available to life insurance policy owners who are considering lapsing, surrendering, or canceling their Life Insurance policy. The […]
Why would you sell your life insurance policy? Well, some studies state that more than 80 percent of life insurance policies never pay out a death benefit, others say as many as 80 percent of life insurance policies never pay out a death benefit. Either way, it’s safe to say that only around 20 percent of […]
If you are canceling a life insurance policy with a cash value, it is likely that you know what that value is. You pay into your life insurance policy over the years and there’s a cash value element and a cash surrender value element on some policies. In essence that’s the amount of money the insurance […]
Navigating the Life Settlement Market The life settlement market is simply a marketplace of life settlement buyers. Life settlement buyers are looking for life insurance policy owners that may benefit from the possibility of getting cash immediately. If you are a qualified candidate, you may find that selling your life insurance policy to a life […]
The viatical settlement industry developed in the 1980’s when people around the world started dying from AIDS. The history of viatical settlements can be traced back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision in Grigsby v. Russell that established that a life insurance policy is an asset.
Buying life insurance policies in the secondary market for insurance is not a suitable investment for most individual investors. Investors should only transact with someone who is licensed in viatical settlements. While the returns can be excellent, life settlements also carry significant risk. Suitable accredited investors include individuals with a high net worth and institutions with strong financial backing.
The secondary market for life insurance exists to connect owners of life insurance policies, who want to sell their policies, with third parties who are interested in purchasing those life insurance policies. If you have a dramatic decline in your health and need money while you are alive, have your policy appraised to see how much you might get by selling it in the secondary life insurance market.