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    3 Questions to Ask When Considering a Structured Settlement

    Depending on your level of familiarity with structured settlements, there are certainly more than three questions you should ask, but we believe asking these questions should help you gain a good enough understanding to decide if a structured ...

    Structured Settlements

    The Keys to Success for Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

    What are the keys to success for nation's leading personal injury trial attorneys – those elite plaintiff attorneys who ...

    3 Questions to Ask When Considering a Structured Settlement

    Depending on your level of familiarity with structured settlements, there are certainly more than three questions you should ask, ...

    How to Protect Your Settlement for Life

    Structured settlements offer many benefits compared to a lump sum settlement. One of the most important advantages is the option ...

    Structured Settlements

    Case Study: Rated Ages

    Independent Life recently had the opportunity to play a critical role in the resolution of a complex claim that had been going on ...

    What is the Difference Between Qualified vs. Non-Qualified Structured Settlements?

    What is the difference between a “qualified” structured settlement and a “non-qualified” structured settlement?

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Book Release 67

    Since it was first published in 1986, "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J), has provided structured ...

    How Can Public Benefits Supplement Your Structured Settlement?

    One of the first steps every personal injury plaintiff should take following an accident, with the assistance of your attorney or ...

    5 Things Every Attorney Should Know About Structuring Attorney Fees

    Most plaintiff attorneys have a fundamental understanding about structured settlements and the benefits structured ...

    3 Tips for Preparing a Successful Mediation involving Structured Settlements

    From a structured settlement perspective, whenever a plaintiff attorney is preparing for a mediation involving various tort and ...

    An Analysis of the Revised NAIC Annuity Suitability Regulation

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has recently voted to update its Suitability in Annuity Transactions ...

    An Analysis of the Updated ABLE POMS Guidance

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published updated Program Operation Manual System (POMS) guidance for Achieving a ...

    What is a Structured Settlement Consultant and Why Do You Need One?

    According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, “Structured settlement consultants are available to discuss ...

    Independent Life COVID-19 Response

    We recognize that you may be experiencing significant changes in your everyday life while thinking through the full impact of ...

    2019 Payee Protection Policy Annual Report

    Independent Life created the first Payee Protection Policy in the structured settlement industry on February 24, 2019 to protect ...

    Structured Settlements

    Book Review: What You Can Expect When Expecting a Settlement

    Assuming you are a professional structured settlement consultant and/or settlement planner, what is the first advice you ...

    What Do Smart Phones Have in Common with Structured Settlements?

    If a future business historian were to make an analogy between the personal injury settlement planning market in 2030 and the ...

    Role and Responsibilities of Plaintiff Counsel in Structured Settlements

    As the Mraz case demonstrates, even the most successful and sophisticated trial attorneys aren’t always familiar enough with ...

    What is a Qualified Settlement Fund?

    IRC 468B Qualified Settlement Funds (QSFs) provide plaintiff attorneys and their clients with important advantages as a ...

    AAJ Winter Convention 2020

    The 2020 conference schedule has now begun!

    Industry Education and Technology

    None of the 2019 educational conferences sponsored by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) included any ...

    Industry Education and Ethics

    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) Code of Ethics, more formally referred to as NSSTA’s “Statement of ...

    Industry Education, Financial Products and Concepts

    Should the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), and its members, be interested in education programs about ...

    Industry Education, Federal Laws and Regulations

    Since its formation more than 25 years ago, one of the defining characteristics of the National Structured Settlement Trade ...

    Industry Education and Public Benefits

    From a structured settlement perspective, a key settlement planning priority is determining how best to integrate structured ...

    Industry Education and Taxation

    Potential tax benefits represent both a fundamental advantage of structured settlements and a rationale for considering ...

    Industry Education and Stakeholder Perspectives

    Following the Spring 2019 National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Conference, The Chronicle promised a series of ...

    2019 NSSTA Fall Conference

    From a traditional perspective, the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) 2019 Fall Educational Conference, ...

    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Market Foundation

    This is the second article (Part II) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical developments that ...

    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Industry Reset & Rebuild

    This is the fourth and final article (Part IV) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical ...

    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Conflict, Growth, Transition

    This is the third article (Part III) in a four part series of articles that explore the timeline of historical developments that ...

    Historical Developments Structured Settlements: Industry Formation

    This is the introduction and part I for a timeline of historical developments that highlight key events for the structured ...

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgement Book Release 66

    Since it was first published in 1986, "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J), has provided structured ...