Life Insurance Is Personal Property.
Did you know that policy is your property, not the insurance company’s? It is your choice if you want to sell your life insurance policy.
Abacus offers the option of Life Settlements. It is a legitimate and reliable choice to create financial options for your future.
Life insurance is often a senior’s largest asset and one they can use to alleviate retirement challenges such as medical expenses, living costs, and more. Why sacrifice a policy that you have spent years paying into when you can exchange your premium payments for a cash lump sum payment now?
Get a free, instant estimate using our Life Settlement Calculator above or contact us at 800-561-4148.
Abacus Life Settlements is the largest direct provider in the life settlement industry for the last 16+ years. Formed in New York’s financial district in 2004 and now headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Like many other people, we understand that you may have a policy that no longer meets its goals.
We strictly adhere to HIPAA and privacy laws to maintain and protect the confidentiality of financial, health, and medical records. Abacus is also proud to be a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating. For a full list of states that Abacus is licensed in, click here.
With over $10 billion in policy face value purchased, we’ve helped thousands of clients maximize the value of their life insurance.
We empower you with the information you need to decide if selling your life insurance policy, or a portion of it, is right for you. We will walk you through the entire process.
We are committed to serving you with the confidentiality, transparency, and urgency you deserve.
Rated #1 Best Life Settlement Company of 2021
“Abacus is our best overall life settlement company because of its straightforward and easy process combined with its great customer reviews.” – The Balance
What is a Life Settlement?
By definition, a life settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy facilitated by a licensed life settlement provider like Abacus.
The value of a life settlement is always higher than the policy’s surrender value, and clients often receive 4-6x more than what they would through surrendering their policy directly back to their life insurance carrier.
The Abacus Life Settlement Learning Center is an excellent resource for a deeper dive into what a life settlement is and what is involved in the entire process.
You can read everything ranging from case studies that come from genuine clients just like you to the history of the life settlement industry and the specifics of life settlement taxation all in one spot.
The Abacus Advantage
We take a unique, client-first approach to the Life Settlement Industry.
At Abacus, we believe in empowering our clients to make the best possible decisions for their life insurance policy.
That means full transparency in how we generate your life settlement offer.
Abacus Life is HIPAA Certified and fully licensed on a national scale.
Pursuing a life settlement is a sensitive process, and it is crucial you work with a reputable and certified company.
No Middle Men
Abacus is a direct buyer of life insurance policies.
Not only is your personal information kept personal with Abacus, but you also receive your best life settlement offer through the direct buyer that most life settlement brokers already use.
24 Hour Quotes
With a simple phone interview and some basic policy information, Abacus can generate an approximate life settlement value for your policy.
The Abacus Life Settlement Calculator can also provide highly accurate results.
Different Types of Life Settlements
While researching the life settlement space, you may have already seen the term “Viatical Settlement,” and you potentially may have already read about Retained Death Benefit as an option available to potential policy sellers. The terminology can be confusing, especially when terms like Viatical are so unique to life settlements, we’ll do our best to better define what it all means below.
This type of transaction commonly pertains to seniors. Seniors can qualify for a life settlement if they are over 70 years old and/or have health impairments that affect life expectancy.
Most types of policy types qualify, including term life insurance.
A life settlement is not a loan, it is a one-time cash transaction that results in a full transfer of ownership in exchange for a lump sum cash payment.
A viatical settlement can be defined as an arrangement in which someone who is terminally or chronically ill sells their life insurance policy at a discount from its face value for cash now.
If the insured is terminally ill with a life expectancy of fewer than two years, a viatical settlement can provide the financial assistance needed.
A viatical settlement is typically tax-free. A medical professional, usually a doctor, confirms the terminal diagnosis.
Retained Death Benefit
Retained Death Benefit allows the policy owner to retain a portion of their life insurance policy’s death benefit, rather than receiving a cash lump sum payment (traditional life settlement offer).
This allows the buyer to take over 100% of premium payments and there no further obligations to the seller.
In the circumstance where the insured individual dies, the beneficiary receives their guaranteed percentage portion of the death benefit payout and the fund will receive the death benefit for the portion of the policy they purchased.
This option is available to seniors and those who are chronically/terminally ill who qualify. Retained Death Benefit eliminates premium payments to the seller while maintaining a death benefit payout to beneficiaries.
No matter what your circumstances are, we have a solution.
You Have the Power to Decide How the Policy Should Be Used
Why Should I Sell My Life Insurance Policy Through A Life Settlement?
There are many reasons to begin pursuing a Life Settlement. It is an entirely personal matter and should be carefully discussed with family and financial advisors. Here are some common reasons people choose to sell their life insurance policy:
You Can No Longer Afford Premium Payments
Depending on the terms of the policy you own, changes in the insurance market could drive up the price of the premiums you pay. Many potential policy sellers that are nearing a policy lapse choose to make a Life Settlement rather than surrendering the policy back to the insurance company.
Supplement Your Retirement Fund
Others sell their policy with retirement benefits in mind. A Life Settlement is an excellent way to supplement savings in your golden years.
Alleviate Medical Care or Other Expenses
Life Settlements is also a viable alternative when it comes to assisting with medical bills. By choosing to sell your life insurance policy, you can pay off the entirety of your medical bills and build your savings.
Your Life Insurance Policy Is No Longer Needed
As a person transitions through different stages in life, they may find that they no longer need their policy. Instead of surrendering the policy and receiving less payout, a Life Settlement could be financially beneficial if they qualify.
Real People with Life-Changing Results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Sell My Life Insurance Policy?
While every provider handles the Life Settlement process differently, it really comes down to a six-step process.
- Deciding to Sell
- Determining Eligibility
- The Offer
- Change of Ownership
- Funds Transfer
How Much is My Life Insurance Policy Worth?
The value of your policy is based on three factors: Age, Policy Type & Policy Value. Use the Abacus Life Settlement Calculator to see your policy’s value in minutes.
Are There Any Expenses to Use Abacus?
At Abacus, we are here to help and do not charge for any of our policy value estimation services or consultations. Abacus is dedicated to making sure you have the knowledge and resources to help make the best decision for you and your family.
Can I Sell My Life Insurance Policy?
Simply yes – You are able to sell your life insurance policy. Many types of life insurance policies qualify, including term life. Try out the free Abacus Life Settlement Calculator to see your policy’s value instantly.
If you want to learn more about Life Settlement Transactions, please refer to the resources below.