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An Analysis of the Updated ABLE POMS Guidance

Published Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:30:00 -0400
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published updated Program Operation Manual System (POMS) guidance for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts effective March 13, 2020.  
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What is a Structured Settlement Consultant and Why Do You Need One?

Published Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:23:00 -0400
According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, “Structured settlement consultants are available to discuss your needs and hopes for resuming your life after your injury. They will educate you about what a structured settlement is and if it is a suitable solution to meet your needs and future goals. Since structured settlements offer flexible payment design, it is possible to meet a variety of needs you may have.”
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Independent Life COVID-19 Response

Published Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:26:00 -0400
We recognize that you may be experiencing significant changes in your everyday life while thinking through the full impact of COVID-19 on you, your family, and your business.  To that end, we wanted to provide the following information about Independent Life.
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2019 Payee Protection Policy Annual Report

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:23:00 -0500
Independent Life created the first Payee Protection Policy in the structured settlement industry on February 24, 2019 to protect our payees from any and all proposed transfer petitions we view as unfair to our payees.
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Book Review: What You Can Expect When Expecting a Settlement

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:06:00 -0500
Assuming you are a professional structured settlement consultant and/or settlement planner, what is the first advice you generally offer to your clients who are expecting a financial settlement?
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What Do Smart Phones Have in Common with Structured Settlements?

Published Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:06:00 -0500
If a future business historian were to make an analogy between the personal injury settlement planning market in 2030 and the smart phone market in 2020, which product will structured settlement annuities resemble more - the BlackBerry or the iPhone?
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Role and Responsibilities of Plaintiff Counsel in Structured Settlements

Published Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:42:00 -0500
This blog post explores the role and responsibilities or plaintiff counsel in structured settlements.
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What is a Qualified Settlement Fund?

Published Fri, 07 Feb 2020 10:59:00 -0500
IRC 468B Qualified Settlement Funds (QSFs) provide plaintiff attorneys and their clients with important advantages as a settlement technique
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AAJ Winter Convention 2020

Published Tue, 04 Feb 2020 04:23:00 -0500
What messages will Independent Life’s representatives be communicating to the trial attorneys who attend the AAJ Winter Convention?
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Industry Education and Technology

Published Fri, 27 Dec 2019 10:23:00 -0500
None of the 2019 educational conferences sponsored by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) included any presentations about technology issue
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