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Structured Settlements in the Field

CMS, Medicare Set-Asides, Structured Settlements on October 24, 2018
Posted by Katharine Rupp, JD

In our last blog about structured settlements we reviewed the basics of what a structured settlement is and why you would want to structure a settlement. However, the benefits of structuring a settlement are best shown through real life examples. Below are three scenarios in which MEDVAL was able to provide creative settlement solutions utilizing […] Continue

Structured Settlements 101: Making the Most of Your Settlements

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Structured Settlements on July 3, 2018
Posted by Katharine Rupp, JD

Structured settlements are regularly overlooked as a viable and valuable option for funding a settlement. They are commonly perceived as extremely complicated and the potential benefits are often overshadowed by the temptation of a large lump sum payout. However, in practice, structured settlements are incredibly simple. What is a Structured Settlement? Structured settlements are settlements […] Continue

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Announces Exit from the Structured Settlement Annuity Market

Structured Settlements on January 19, 2018
Posted by Michele Zimmerman

Our structured settlement department received word this morning that Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston is being sold to Lincoln Financial Group. As a result of the sale, Liberty Life will be discontinuing the sale of structured settlement annuities.  This news comes on the back of their exit from the non-qualified structured settlements market.  While […] Continue

Guaranteeing the Uncertain: Reversions and the ROI on a Structured Annuity

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Structured Settlements on April 3, 2017
Posted by Laura Johnson

The concept of reversions is a topic that surfaces frequently in our structured settlement department.  These clauses can seem confusing, sometimes made more complicated by uncertain futures; however, they are actually straightforward with tangible benefits associated with them.  There are two primary questions we hear the most when clients are asking how they can recover […] Continue

Structure of MSA Negotiation Provides Insurer with Rare Windfall

Commentary, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP Litigation, Structured Settlements on December 4, 2013
Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

The way MSAs are arranged these days, carriers generally have no benefit in unused funds upon a claimant’s premature death. Absent a custodial situation, carriers retain no rights in funds ultimately not needed for future medical expenses. MSA funds are actually completely unencumbered upon settlement and claimants’ use unrestricted with the exception of the possible […] Continue