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    The Patel Memo - Twenty Years Later

    Daniel Anders, President of the National MSP Network (NMSP) sent a newsletter last week alerting this writer and other NMSP ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Special Edition: How Does Reinsurance Work with Independent Life's CEO Jimmy Atkins

    Do you have questions about how reinsurance works in general, or specifically the reinsurance agreement between Hannover Re US ...

    Expanding ABLE Through Collaboration

    Last week, the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) sponsored its 2021 Treasury Management Training Symposium, which ...

    CMS WCMSA Reference Guide Version 3.3

    When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the most recent Version 3.3 of its Workers Compensation ...

    Book Review: Investing is Your Superpower

    “We can’t become what we need to by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey

    A Review of the NSSTA 2021 Annual Conference

    NSSTA President Michael Goodman opened the 2021 National Structured Settlement Trade Association Conference, hosted virtually May ...

    Pre-NSSTA Structured Settlement History

    Congratulations to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) which will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary as ...

    Soldiers vs. Scouts: The NSSTA 2021 Annual Conference

    In her new book titled “The Scout Mindset”, author Julia Galef, co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, utilizes a ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 19: Inside 30 Years as a Civil Rights Trial Lawyer with James DeSimone

    In this episode of Settlement Nation I chat with James DeSimone,  the founder of V. James DeSimone Law.

    Settlement Planning

    Let's Talk About: Judges, Mediators and Settlement Planning

    Judges and mediators play important, but distinctive, roles in settlement planning. So it may have surprised some attendees that ...

    Let's Talk About: A Definition for Settlement Planning

    If you market yourself as a “settlement planner”, or even consider yourself a “settlement planner”, how do you define “settlement ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 18: Leading Billion Dollar Trials with Mass Tort Trial Lawyer Aimee Wagstaff

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Aimee Wagstaff, the founding partner of Andrus Wagstaff.

    Knowledge Network

    Let's Talk About: Approved Lists, Rated Ages, Beneficiary Protection and Co-Brokering

    During its three-day 2021 Annual Conference in late February, the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted 20 separate virtual ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 17: Trial Tactics & Trusting the Jury with Trial Lawyer Brett Turnbull

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brett Turnbull, the Founding partner of The Turnbull Law Firm, with offices ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 16: Why the Work Always Wins with Trial Lawyer Olivier Taillieu

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Olivier Taillieu, a partner of The Dominguez Firm and a distinguished and ...

    Let's Talk About: Privacy of Medical Records and Personal Data

    During a discussion of “Life Company Basics” featured as part of the recent Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) virtual 2021 ...

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Release 69

    Because settlements represent voluntary agreements, neither plaintiffs nor defendants can be forced to participate in a ...

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About: Adding Value & Protecting an Attorney's Practice

    One of the more intriguing panel discussions scheduled later this week during the Society of Settlement Planners’ (SSP) 2021 ...

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About: Structuring Attorney Fees

    Plaintiff attorneys are continuing to gain an understanding of the benefits of structuring their attorney fees, a unique tool, ...

    Press Release

    Independent Insurance Group LLC Announces the Signing of Agreement for Investment by Kilter Finance

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Insurance Group LLC ("Independent Group") announced today the ...

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    Let's Talk About Factoring

    Continuing a series of articles previewing selected topics at the upcoming Society of Settlement Planners’ (SSP’s) virtual 2021 ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 15: Bethany Schneider

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Bethany Schneider, a trial attorney and the founder of Schneider Injury Law.

    Industry News

    Let’s Talk About: Mass Torts and Structured Settlements

    Upon reviewing the agenda for the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) 2021 Annual Conference there is one session that falls ...

    Press Release

    Independent Insurance Group LLC Announces the Signing of a Definitive Agreement for the Acquisition of Sterling National Life Insurance Company

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Insurance Group LLC ("Independent Group") today announced that it ...

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About: Suitability and Settlement Planning

    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) will host its virtual 2021 Annual Conference for February 23-25 and has already ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 14: Greyson Goody

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Greyson Goody, a partner and senior trial attorney at The Simon Law Group, ...

    Industry News

    New Blog Series: Let's Talk About...

    Conference season, albeit virtual, has officially kicked off with both the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) and the National ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 13: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In the final episode of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, we chat with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and ...

    Knowledge Network

    Society of Actuaries Structured Settlement Mortality Studies

    Every structured settlement professional is familiar with the term “substandard age rating” as well as the important role more ...

    Press Release

    Independent Life Insurance Company Announces Reinsurance Agreement with Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America

    DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Life Insurance Company ("Independent Life") announced today it has entered into ...

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    Settlement Nation Episode 12: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In part two of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 11: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob ...