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    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 ...

    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 ...


    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 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 ...


    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.


    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?

    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 ...