When an elderly parent’s health deteriorates, it can become necessary to appoint older children as trustees. A trustee takes legal ownership of the assets held by a trust and assumes fiduciary responsibility for managing those assets and carrying out the purposes of the trust. This includes managing financial assets such as life insurance policies.
The life insurance settlement industry is highly regulated to protect the interest of investors, as well as those insured. However, strict governance also comes with a very fluid regulatory landscape that can be difficult to keep up with. In this blog, we’ll discuss legislation that has been passed concerning life settlements in 2021, as well as other trends and changes we expect to see for the rest of the year.
Life insurance settlements have been around for over a century, yet many are still uninformed about the development of the process and how it came about. In this blog, we’ll highlight all the pivotal moments for the life settlement industry and how this has affected the industry today.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way nearly every industry does business. Some of these industries have been negatively affected, while others have quickly gained steam in recent months by pivoting their overall business strategy. Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, life settlement industry trends have been closely monitored - and the results may surprise you.
Life insurance and viatical settlements can be difficult to understand when doing research online. The two are often used interchangeably, however, several core differences exist in the two and not all policyholders are eligible for both. In this guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about both viatical and life settlements.
Investing in life settlements has recently gained popularity as more of the senior population has discovered the benefit of life settlements for themselves. It is a type of investment that benefits all parties involved due to its unique dynamic of profit and need, and it is an investment that offers some notable benefits for investors when compared to traditional investments in stocks or mutual funds.
Networking is a crucial aspect of business for any professional, especially when it comes to a business sector like life settlements. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find networking opportunities, particularly with COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns in effect. Luckily, there are some excellent resources, as well as a variety of methods, that will allow professionals to find networking opportunities.
Forty-three states and the territory of Puerto Rico regulate life settlements, affording approximately 90% of the United States population protection under comprehensive life settlement laws and regulations.
What is Life Settlement Fraud?
As with all important business transactions, policy owners and insureds must be careful not to be the victim of fraud or to commit fraud in connection with a life settlement. Individual policy owners and insureds are often older individuals who may be particularly vulnerable to fraud schemes. LISA and the entire life settlement industry want to help older adults avoid such circumstances.
The life settlement industry has observed a particular kind of transaction associated with life insurance policies and wants policyholders to be aware of it.