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IMS Settlements is a leading Life Settlement Broker who can assist you in selling your Life Insurance Policy for cash in a smooth and transparent manner.
There are many reasons a Life Settlement may be right for You:
- Premiums become Too Expense or Unafforable
- The Insurance is no longer needed
- Increased Medical Expenses
- Need for Emergency Funds
- Changing Estate Planning needs
Life Settlements Defined
A Life Settlement is the sale of an existing Life Insurance policy, where the policy owner sells the policy in exchange for a lump-sum cash benefit. Policy ownership is changed and the new owner assumes premium payments and becomes the beneficiary. The sale of an existing Life Insurance policy can provide many benefits to the policy owner.
Policies That Qualify
There are numerous life insurance policies that can be the subject of a life settlement. Typical provisions include the following:
Policies That Qualify
There are numerous types of Life Insurance policies that can qualify for a Life Settlement and depending on the details most types of Policies can Qualify.
Type of Policy
Indexed Universal Life
Non Convertible Term
Joint Survivorship Policies
*Check with IMS if your policy type is not listed.
Ages 65 and Older
(some younger ages can qualify)
Generally the older the Insured the larger the value of the Life Settlement
$100,000 - 100,000,000+
The larger the policy the larger potential value of the Life Settlement.
A moderate or major change in the Insured's health since policy issue.
A more significant change in health since policy Issue creates more value in a Life Settlement.
"IMS worked hard to help educate us about the process and the suitability of a life settlement. Once we got the process started he was transparent and professional."
- Maggie M.
Life Settlement Case Example
Michael, an 82 year old male living by himself and was beginning to have issues supporting himself day to day. Michael owned a $250,000 Universal Life policy with an Annual Premium of $9,575 dollars. Michael sold his policy and used the money to pay for In-Home Long-Term Care support to allow him to maintain his independence and remain in his home.
When to Consider Selling a Life Insurance Policy
The economic environment and financial needs of consumers are changing, people are living longer and the cost of living continues to go up. As a result, insurance policy owners and their financial advisors are taking an increasingly creative approaches to meeting those financial needs. The Life Insurance Settlement market emerged as financial professionals and policy owners began demanding that more options be available for owners looking to surrender or cancel their life insurance policies. Life Settlements have become a vital component of senior financial planning as policy owners turn to Life Settlement Brokers to increase their liquid capital base.
There are a variety of Reasons why Policy owners may want to sell their policy:
Premiums become too expensive or unaffordable
Insurance is no longer needed
Need for emergency funds
Mitigate longevity risk
Changing estate planning needs
Provides capital to purchase a new, more cost efficient life insurance policy, a long-term care policy, or annuity
Buy-sell agreements, where the owners have retired or the business has been sold
Deferred compensation plans, where the covered executive has left the company
Key man policies, where the insured has retired or left the company
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