Investments of the Secondary Marketplace in Life Settlements

Investments of the Secondary Marketplace in Life Settlements

While a growing number of Americans are purchasing life insurance policies, many more are selling such coverage through life settlements, according to the latest AmritaLife Settlement Index.

A life settlement is often a more profitable approach to cashing out on your coverage than selling it back to your original lender. Many investors in such policies are actually insurance agents and receive substantial financial benefits when the policyholder dies.

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Drivers of Life Insurance Purchase Behavior

Drivers of Life Insurance Purchase Behavior

“More than a third (35 percent) of households would feel the financial impact within one month, if the primary wage earner died,” reported LIMRA blog Key Findings for the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study published April 10, 2018 by Maggie Leyes regarding the findings from the LIFE Foundation (Life Happens) and LIMRA International Inc (LIMRA), two associations who work to further the advancement of insurance and financial servicing matters.

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What Is a Rated Life Insurance Premium?

What Is a Rated Life Insurance Premium?

During the underwriting process, an insurance company will determine whether or not you qualify for life insurance and, if so, at what rate classification. At this point, the company may determine that the applied for coverage cannot be issued due to an applicant’s health or lifestyle risks. If that’s the case, the company is likely to offer the applicant insurance on a modified (i.e., rated) basis.

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