We all know dealing with medical expenses can be daunting. Old age and the ever changing landscape of our insurance industry can be unfair to say the least. Most will fall into medical debt that rather deep to climb out of. The experience became even harder with those on terminal condition. Mounting bills and running out of space to turn the financials around can be a reason to consider looking at viatical settlement companies.
A viatical settlement is the sale of your life insurance policy to someone else, an investor who will then, make the premium payments until the policy matured. Typically a terminally ill person who wishes to convert their life insurance into readily available cash can expect to get approximately 75% of the face value of the policy. It is important to know that those who are younger and with no health problems can engage in a life settlement that is similar, but they may only get 10% to 20% of the face value.
Another notable common eligibility for a viatical settlement is that the policy holder is expected to pass away within the next two years. This person must also have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Anyone else would need to go with a life settlement that has different guidelines. One difference is a viatical settlement is free of federal taxes but a life settlement is not.
While this is definitely an option for many, it may not be perfect for everyone. Talking with a financial advisor is highly recommended to determine the best solution.