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Expertise on life settlements: chances and challenges

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Most of the insurance companies have grown to realise that the life settlement industry is a recognised industry that is here to stay.

A SQUARE :: 05Dec07 Expertise on life settlements: chances and challenges
Category Life Settlements
Author Sona Blessing
Before life settlements, the only option the insured had was to stop making premium payments and let the policy lapse, thus losing all the premium investment made over the years, or they could cash the policy in for whatever cash surrender value may exist usually much less than the sum total of the premiums paid.
A life settlement provides an option for insureds that don’t need their policy.
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