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The Beginners Guide To Life Settlements

The Beginners Guide To Life Settlements

There are so many different things that you may have to do when it comes to dealing with a life settlement, but it’s important to see how the whole process plays out before you decide to actually go through with selling your policy for a payout. That being said, let’s take a look at how the transaction will go.

The first thing that you need to do is decide whether or not you actually want to sell your life insurance policy in the first place. If you do, then you will have to talk to what is called a life settlement broker. You will also have to talk to your insurance agency and the person who owns the policy. In some cases, the owner of the policy and the person being insured are not the same, so make sure that everyone is involved in the conversation.

Once everyone is in agreement, then the process begins with the broker for the life settlement. The broker will take the time to look around and try to find a buyer for the life insurance policy that is in question. Many brokers have an incredibly large pool of people that they work with that buy life insurance policies, so usually this doesn’t take an incredibly long time. The part that takes a long time is that they need to negotiate how much you, the seller, will be getting when they actually go ahead and buy the policy. Because there are so many things involved in the process of buying and negotiating, it may take a while before you get a buyer that is actually going to spend the amount that you want to get for the policy that you have paid into.

The provider of the policy, at this point, becomes the broker who is purchasing the policy. They are only taking care of the buyer at this point, and then what they do is they give the buyer a number of options that they can choose from when it comes to buying the policy in question. Usually they are putting together an aggregate of different institutions that invest in these as well, so you know that you will be getting the best results for whatever is it that you may be looking for. In the case of investment groups that may be buying the policies, you will find that most providers already have a list that they go to when the policy fits in certain requirements that were set ahead of time.

So, as you can see, the process of putting together a life settlement transaction is actually a lot quicker than you would expect it to be otherwise. When all of these parts start working, you will find that your life settlement goes through quite quickly. If you want to learn more about how it works or you want to get started with your own life settlement transaction, then contact us today to learn more and to get the ball rolling with your own life settlement transaction.

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Stephen E. Terrell

Stephen E. Terrell is president of Life Guide Partners. He may be contacted at stephen@lifeguidepartners.com.