Q Life Settlements Blog

April 1, 2019

Seniors’ Long Term Care Costs Growing as Medical Costs Slow Down

In the study, “Explaining the Slowdown in Medical Spending Growth Among the Elderly,” published in the February edition of the journal…

February 27, 2019

Seniors May Be Able To Use Life Insurance To Cover Long-Term Care Costs

A bill has been introduced in Congress which would allow seniors to use life insurance policies they own to cover a whole variety of health costs, including long-term care. The bill is sponsored by Representative Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Representative Ken Marchant (R-TX), and its intent is to allow seniors to improve quality of life in their later years.

December 22, 2018

5 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Life Insurance Policy

In recent years, the possibility of selling a life insurance policy as a means of raising funds has become increasingly popular with policyholders. In fact, an entire industry called ‘Life Settlements’ has sprung up around this practice, with some companies eager to purchase prime life insurance policies, in expectation of cashing in the death benefit when an individual passes on.

November 16, 2018

Who Invests In Life Settlements?

As a general matter, investors in life settlements are “institutional” investors – that is, sophisticated investment funds that are professionally managed. The typical investors include private equity funds, pension funds, specialized life settlement funds, family offices, and hedge funds. These investors are interested in life settlements for many different reasons, but some of the more common reasons fall into a number of categories…

November 15, 2018

What Is The Difference Between A Life Settlement Provider And A Life Settlement Broker?

Life settlements are highly regulated transactions, governed by each individual state’s insurance laws. Currently, 43 states regulate life settlement transactions. In these regulations, the parties to a transaction are outlined, as well as such parties’ role and responsibilities in…

November 8, 2018

What Is A Life Settlement Provider?

A life settlement provider is a regulated “matchmaker” in the sale of a life insurance policy in a life settlement transaction. What does this mean? Insurance is regulated at the state level, not by the federal government. As a result, each state decides…

November 5, 2018

How Much Is My Life Insurance Policy Worth?

The key factors that are necessary to determine the value of your policy include three items: your age, health condition, and the type of life insurance policy you have. An estimate can be done based on the face value (net death benefit) of your policy, but to get a more precise value…

October 28, 2018

Can I Sell My Term Life Insurance Policy For Cash?

Many policyholders ask if their term life insurance policy is a fit for a life settlement, even though there is no cash value. While that is true that term policies do not accrue a cash surrender value nor dividends (in most cases), there can still be a hidden value to the policy by…