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    Periodic Payments After Settlement

    When Congress passed the Periodic Payment Act of 1982, the stated intent was to provide a secure and steady flow of periodic payments to claimants. At the time of settlement or judgment, the claimant foregoes immediate access to a lump sum in ...

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Release 70

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

    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 ...

    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

    Knowledge Network

    Let's Talk About: Approved Lists, Rated Age and Beneficiary Protection

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

    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 New Signing

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

    Industry News

    Let's Talk About Factoring

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

    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 acquires Sterling National Life

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Podcast

    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 ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations (Part 2)

    Since The ABLE Act created IRC 529A in 2014, 49 states have passed legislation to implement ABLE and ABLE accounts have become ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published final regulations that provide guidance regarding programs under the Stephen ...

    NSSTA

    NSSTA Virtual Business Meeting and Fall Educational Conference 2020

    A five star success! Awesome! Amazing! Blown away!

    Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments Book Release 68

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

    Legs & Regs

    Griffiths v. Aviva

    Perhaps it is not surprising, for a business that results from personal injury claims and lawsuits, that sometimes participants ...

    Company News

    Independent Insurance Group Hires President and Chief Strategy Officer

    Independent Insurance Group (IIG), an innovative insurer whose mission is to improve the lives of victims of serious injury and ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 5: Jason Lazarus

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Jason Lazarus, a legal settlement services expert out of Orlando, Florida.

    Non-Qualified

    Wrongfully Incarcerated Individuals

    The number of exonerations for wrongfully incarcerated individuals has increased for the third year in a row, according to The ...

    Industry News

    Book Review: The Art of Settlement

    Although the personal injury settlement planning profession now offers plaintiff attorneys, and its own members, an increasing ...

    Legs & Regs

    Allocating Damages to Avoid IRC 6662 Penalties

    When a person recovers money for a tort injury committed by another person, an historic source of exclusion of that recovery from ...

    Knowledge Network

    ABLE Accounts + Structured Settlements, Now a Possibility?

    Since The ABLE Act created IRC 529A in 2014, ABLE accounts have become popular financial and settlement planning tools for ...

    Attorney Resources

    Revisiting the Grillo Case

    The Christina Grillo medical malpractice case reached a $2,500,000 settlement in Texas in 1990 – thirty years ago. Why is the ...

    Knowledge Network

    Uniform Periodic Payments of Judgments Act: Conclusion

    In retrospect, the failure of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) to support the Uniform Periodic ...

    Public Benefits

    Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

    July 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

    Industry News

    The Gargan Case: Is the U.S. Government a Victim or a Perpetrator?

    The United States Department of Justice announced last week that Joseph E. Gargan, a scion of the Kennedy family and former Chief ...

    Structured Settlements

    The Impact of COVID-19 on the Structured Settlement Market

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the structured settlement market to date and what impact will it have in the future?