Q Life Settlements Blog

November 9, 2019

Why So Many American Seniors Are Putting Off Retirement

A new survey by Provision Living delves into why many of America’s seniors are working well into their retirement. With over 20% of the US population over age 65 still working (a record!), the survey provides some insight into this development.

October 25, 2019

Are You Wondering Who To Reach Out To For A Life Settlement?

As more people learn about the value life settlements, there is often confusion about who to reach out to in order to begin a life settlement evaluation. In the life settlement industry, there are two main types of life settlement companies: brokers and providers. A life settlement transaction is regulated at the state level, and most states require that a life settlement transaction goes through a licensed life settlement provider. In some cases (especially cases which involve larger life insurance policies), the policy holder may choose to involve a licensed life settlement broker as well. But what is the difference between the two, and which should you choose to work with?

October 12, 2019

Do You Know That You Can Sell Your Term Life Insurance Policy For Cash?

Term life insurance is by far the most common form of life insurance in the United States, and many term policy holders wonder if a term policy could be eligible for a life settlement. In fact, many people assume that because there is no cash value in a term policy that it automatically would be disqualified for a life settlement consideration. Term policies actually are eligible for a life settlement, and in fact can be better than a permanent form of life insurance!

September 27, 2019

Life Insurance Account Value, Cash Value, and Cash Surrender Value: What You Need to Know

Most permanent forms of life insurance have a feature built into them which grows the value of the policy over time, known as the Account or Cash Value. These types of policies include Whole Life, Universal Life and its variants- Indexed Universal Life and Variable Universal Life. A policy holder with any of these types of policies may be able to leverage the accumulated value of the policy to take a loan against the value, withdraw some or all of the value, pay the policy’s premium with it, or surrender the policy back to the insurance company for some amount of the account value (in some instances for the full cash value). But what is the difference between account, or cash value, and the cash surrender value?

September 14, 2019

Three Options for Funding Long Term Care when LTC Insurance isn’t an Option

Long Term Care insurance is an invaluable insurance product for an aging individual, but unfortunately by the time a person thinks they may in fact need such a policy it is far too late to take a LTC insurance policy out. At that point, even if the individual can pass the medical underwriting, the premiums will be unaffordable. Here are some ways to cover Long Term Care needs with a LTC insurance policy isn’t an option:

August 30, 2019

Baby Boomers Reshape US Demographics as LTC Insurance Increases Exponentially

A study completed by the Population Reference Bureau titled Aging in the United States highlights some remarkable trends in the US population.

August 19, 2019

The Different Types of Life Insurance and Life Settlements: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

In our previous installment, we discussed the two main categories of life insurance: permanent life insurance and term life insurance, but that really just scratches the surface. There are many variations of both of the main types of life insurance policies, in this article we will break down some of the more common variations.

August 6, 2019

The Different Types of Life Insurance and Life Settlements: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

At Q Life Settlements we are often asked which type of life insurance is best for a life settlement consideration. Not only do the many different types of life insurance products out there cause confusion, the terms that insurance companies use to describe their products may differ from one company to another. In this article we will discuss the two fundamental types of life insurance: Term and Permanent life insurance, but each category has a handful of subtypes that we will cover soon in our next installment.

July 20, 2019

To Lapse Or Not To Lapse: Know Your Options To Make An Informed Decision

Life insurance is a critical protection for many policy holders when they take out their policy – it can help protect a business, a young family, or ensure a mortgage can be paid off for example. But for many policy holders, there comes a time when they must evaluate whether their coverage is still well suited to their current life circumstances.

May 22, 2019

US Seniors Facing Staggering Retirement Shortfall

According to a study by Boston College’s National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI), nearly 50% of US households are in jeopardy of not having enough saved for retirement, and they further note that “explicitly including health care in the Index further drives up the share of households ‘at risk.’” In fact, out of over 2,000 US adults surveyed by NerdWallet, only 32% believe that they will have saved enough money for retirement….