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    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 case still important today? And why, like two other historical industry events which occurred in 1990 (the Uniform Periodic ...

    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?

    Company News

    Independent Life 2019's Second Fastest Growing Life Insurer

    In a June 9, 2020 reporting, S&P Global Market Intelligence published a report announcing Independent Life as the second fastest ...

    Structured Settlements

    A Settlement Planning "Commencement"

    During the past month, despite the cancellation of almost all in-person graduation ceremonies, the internet has been filled with ...

    Attorney Resources

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...

    Industry News

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...

    Company News

    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 ...

    Payee Protection Policy

    2019 Payee Protection Policy Annual Report

    Independent Life developed and launched the first Payee Protection Policy in the structured settlement industry on February 24, ...

    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 ...

    Structured Settlements

    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 ...

    Company News

    AAJ Winter Convention 2020

    The 2020 conference schedule has now begun!

    Knowledge Network

    Industry Education and Technology

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

    Knowledge Network

    Industry Education and Ethics

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

    Industry News

    Industry Education, Financial Products and Concepts

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

    Industry News

    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 ...

    Knowledge Network

    Industry Education and Public Benefits

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

    Knowledge Network

    Industry Education and Taxation

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

    Industry News

    Industry Education and Stakeholder Perspectives

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

    Company News

    2019 NSSTA Fall Conference

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

    Knowledge Network

    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 ...

    Industry News

    An Assessment of the Available Current Education for the Settlement Planning Process

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

    Company News

    NAMSAP 2019 Annual Conference Overview

    From Independent Life’s perspective as a sponsor and exhibitor, the 2019 National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals ...

    The Mraz Case

    The Mraz Case

    Author Patrick Hindert recently spoke with Mark Wahlstrom on the Speaking of Justice podcast regarding this case, listen to the ...

    Industry News

    A Market Analysis of Structured Settlement Educational Programs

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

    Structured Settlements

    What is Settlement Planning?

    Settlement planning, a term previously avoided by the National Structured Settlement Trade Organization (NSSTA), was a buzz word ...

    Industry News

    Texas Legislature Modernizes Structured Settlements Statute

    Independent Life Insurance Company (Independent Life) is excited to report Texas Statute HB 3771 is now law, having passed the ...

    Company News

    2019 Drinker Biddle Structured Settlement and Annuities Roundtable

    The Drinker Biddle law firm Structured Settlement and Annuity Team introduced a new educational model last week when it hosted a ...