What is Life Settlement?

You know your “Cash Surrender Value (CSV)”. If you are a senior there may be a much higher value and just like your CSV, you should know your life settlement value (LSV).

“200 Billion of life insurance will be lapse or surrendered each year that could have been a life settlement”, per Conning & Co.

What Is a Life Settlement?

A life settlement is the sale of an existing insurance policy to a third party for a cash payment and/or a portion of the death benefit. Payment is more than the surrender value, but less than the actual death benefit. After the sale, the purchaser becomes the policy’s owner and at least partial beneficiary, assuming responsibility for 100% of its premium payments.

Why would someone consider a life settlement?

  • The policy is simply no longer needed or wanted
  • Cash is needed for retirement
  • Premiums are no longer affordable
  • Funds are needed for long-term care
  • Financial assistance is needed to pay for medical bills
  • A family business is sold, or the owner retires, and key person’s insurance is no longer needed

How does a life settlement work?

  1. We can run a life settlement valuation on your policy quickly and easily.
  2. Once we provide you with estimated life settlement pricing, an intake form must be completed.
  3. From that we will order life insurance illustrations and if needed medical records for underwriting. This will help us maximize the offer.
  4. Once we have a complete file, we will send your case out to our institutional Life Settlement funding sources for offers.
  5. Once we have the best offer for your particular life settlement, we will submit to you the formal offer for acceptance.
  6. There is no cost or obligation to accept an offer at any time.