For people interested in selling an insurance policy, most will want to start by considering what the life settlements risks are and how they would affect someone. The main life settlements risks are about someone selling an insurance policy to an investor is that their insurable risk does not go down just because someone else now owns their policy. The insurance company still considers that there is an insurance policy covering that person’s life and takes that into account when taking into consideration how much insurance is appropriate for someone to have on their life.
Many times one can sell an insurance policy purchased several years ago and use the proceeds to purchase a newer and quite possibly better performing policy but if that person’s insurable interest as it’s called by the insurance company is already maxed out then they may not be eligible to purchase more insurance. This is why many of the insurance applications today ask questions about whether a person has been involved of or anticipates being involved within life settlements. While this is the main life settlements risks there are some others such as concern for an investor coming back to the original owner claiming fraud or some sort of unfair trade but only the policy transaction has been completed there really isn’t anything the investor can do.
Life settlements risks for an investor though are quite another story. The biggest risk to an investor is the insured living longer than the investor anticipated when taking out the insurance policy. Another one would the insurance company finding fraud within the insurance application which an investor fears would cause the insurer to cancel the policy and not pay death benefits. Whatever might cause the insurance carrier to not pay a death benefit when anticipated or at all is the overall risk to an investor but there are others. To find out more about these life settlements risks please visit LIVEpdq.