The Secondary Market for Life Insurance is a global market with a variety of institutional investors. It is comprised of private equity, pension funds, reinsurers and global banks. In a life-settlement transaction, a policyholder sells an existing policy for an amount higher than the cash surrender value, but less than the death benefit. The new owner pays the premiums and collects the death benefit when the insured passes. This is a win-win for both parties. Similar to a structured settlement or lottery buyout, the consumer receives a lump sum today and the institutional investor, such as the pension plan, can meet their future obligations.
Due to the complexities of the transaction, it is imperative to secure the services of an experienced and knowledgeable licensed broker to facilitate the case design, negotiation and closing process.
If you are considering valuing your policy, talk to a secondary market advisor such as Ashar Group who can guide you through the process. You can also go to https://ashargroup.com/policy-value-questionnaire/ to help you determine if your policy may qualify for a life settlement.
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