December 6, 2016

Beyond The MSA: Settling Workers' Compensation Death Benefits Claims With A Structured Settlement

By Brian Annandono, Cssc
Consider using a structured settlement to settle workers’ compensation death benefits cases. The combination of immediate cash and future tax-free periodic payments helps claims professionals design creative settlement proposals which meet the specific needs of the deceased employee’s family.

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January 12, 2016

Dear Powerball Winner: Take Our Advice And Take The Annuity

So let us suppose, reader, that you have won wednesday’s $1.5 billion powerball jackpot. Congratulations! You have some important decisions to make, such as what ailing magazine to acquire and what congressional seat your spouse should run for. But first, you must choose whether to take the prize as an annuity paid over 30 years, or a lump-sum payment right now.

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The Beginnings Of Structured Settlements

Currently an estimated $5 billion industry, structured settlements were once considered too risky because tax implications for insurers and claimants hadn’t been ironed out. According to Peter Arnold, deputy director of the national structured settlements trade association (NSSTA) based in Washington D.C., the creation of a federal tax code recognizing structured settlement annuities 30 years ago paved the way for the increased use of structured settlements in bodily injury claims negotiations today.

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The Smart Way To Pay Off Debt By Suze Orman

Suze Orman gives advice for cashing out a structured settlement.

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December 27, 2015

The Flawed System That Allows Companies To Make Millions Off The Injured

Rex muller has had lots of tenants over the years, but none quite like Terrence Taylor. He moved into a house miles outside of town but couldn’t drive. He was 30 years old but played with toy cars. His face was badly disfigured by burns, but attractive women often accompanied him. Muller nonetheless trusted Taylor more than most. He had lots of money.

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