Social, economic trends create rising opportunity for life settlements, speakers at LISA conference contend

Life settlements represent a potential source of needed income for increasing number of seniors who are financially unprepared for retirement, according to experts speaking at the recent Life Insurance Settlements Association conference.

Don’t let it lapse! How to determine when a life settlement makes sense

Before a client allows a life insurance policy to lapse, it’s in their best interest – and yours – to help them determine if a life settlement is the answer. Here are some key factors to consider.

Life Settlements roundup: LISA leaks spring conference agenda; broker portal, calculator tools debut

Regulatory developments a big topic for May 6-8 LISA conference; online platform for life settlement brokers to quickly share case files debuts; Broker unveils tool so life policyholders can get an instant estimate of policy value on the secondary market.

Tax reform bill expected to boost life settlements market

Doubling of estate tax exemption means life insurance purchased to pay estate taxes may no longer be needed; Bill also includes positive changes to IRS treatment of life settlement transactions.

Life Settlements pros ‘chart the course’ toward making Americans more aware of their use...

As a new Conning study says overall market conditions point to continued growth for life settlements, industry professionals gather at the LISA’s fall conference to discuss how best to take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.

Saliva tests as longevity predictor inch closer to becoming a true disruptor for life...

Life Epigenetics announces that two major insurers will test its exclusive lifespan-predictive technology – purported to be a more accurate and economical way to help carriers determine appropriate premiums for individuals.

Chris Orestis joins GWG Holdings as EVP of Life Insurance Secondary Markets

MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2017 – GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GWGH), the parent company of GWG Life, a financial services company committed to transforming the...

Trend Watch: New opportunities for advisors and retiree clients with unwanted policies

After a few tumultuous years, the life insurance settlement industry is incredibly healthy, as many well-respected companies have taken leadership roles within the marketplace,...

Advances in underwriting: Saliva samples now being used to analyze biomarkers of settlement prospects

Minneapolis-based life settlements specialist GWG Life claims it is the first insuretech company to apply epigenetic technology in a way that it says could...

Life Settlements and the misinformation game

At times, the life settlement industry, or a reverse life insurance process, appears to be the victim of the childhood game "Telephone." One person...