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April 23, 2012

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    Learn how Professional Athletes, Actors and Actresses Entertainers and Other Famous Personalities can spread out income from endorsement fees. A solution that uses that last dollar to help plan for the future instead of having it all taxed in the here and now.
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  • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS 4REAL® Blog IS A POPULAR SOURCE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION ABOUT STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, Settlement Planning, Deferred Income Planning Solutions and Lawsuit Recovery Management,
    with a stable readership that seeks structured settlement information and/or opinion about topical issues related to settlement planning, targeted to settlement professionals, financial professionals, lawyers, injured persons and their family members, guardians, survivors, judges, magistrates, special masters, mediators, administrators, trust companies, insurance company executives and adjusters, financial advisers, insurance regulators, government leaders, federal and state law enforcement, the news media and other interested parties. 4structures.com LLC established the blog in 2005 to fill a under-served.marketplace in need of critical commentary. Currently ranked in the Avvo Top 30 (August 26, 2014) of legal subject matter blogs, with a Top 65 ALL-TIME blawg ranking by Justia (August 26, 2014), the John Darer authored blog has been among the most prolific, providing fresh structured settlement, settlement planning and litigation recovery management content and commentary virtually every day! John Darer™, CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC, President of Stamford, Connecticut based 4structures.com, LLC,Structured Settlements 4Real® blog is an experienced New York City area structured settlement expert, structured settlement broker, and Registered Settlement Planner (be aware that a lot of material found on the Internet purporting to be about structured settlements is written or "scraped" by those that aren't credentialed experts, including paid writers from the United States and overseas, some of whom provide ample fodder for our series' Structured Settlement Social Media "Road Kill"). WHAT YOU GET here is the straight stuff with a touch of irreverence and humor. Subscribe to this blog through your blog reader, or through the Feedburner or Feedblitz links on this page. Fans of 4structures.com, LLC on Facebook, Friends of John Darer™ on Facebook or followers of JDDarer™ on Twitter may also receive select content. Consider "book marking" Structured Settlements 4Real® as a favorite so that you can return later and use it as a reference. Thank you for reading! Come back soon!

Guide to Structured Settlements

  • Structured Settlement Quote Lock-Ins | What You Need To Know
    What Does a Structured Settlement Lock-In Mean? How do does a plaintiff benefit from a structured settlement quote lock in? How does the defendant/insurer/court benefit from using a structured settlement lock-in? Where to be careful when using structured settlement lock ins.
  • Structured Settlement Annuity Company Customer Service Phone Numbers
    If you have a structured settlement this is a huge time saver. A very useful list compiled by 4structures.com LLC, which includes both current AND former structured settlement annuity issuers and reinsurers. If you have simple bank or beneficiary changes, or the annuity company has merged or changed its name and you're trying to track them down, here you go! The list is regularly updated. Last update July 2014
  • Structured Attorney Fees for Tax Deferral on Cases That Settle in 2014
    Structuring legal fees is a financial strategy that offers many benefits to lawyers and law firms. In 2014, there are now multiple product solutions, such as the new index linked structured settlement. Lawyers CAN structure their legal fees even if the plaintiff doesn't structure. Plan NOW for year end 2014! Put structured attorney fee expert John Darer on your settlement financial planning team.
  • Structured Settlement Payments | Types of Structured Settlements
    Ways You Can Structure Your Settlement Payments. With a structured settlement you can have more than one type of payment in a single contract. Different types of structured settlement payments can be customized and combined to meet your needs on a stand-alone basis, or in conjunction with other financial products. You can also diversify your structured settlement by funding with more than one annuity issuer, with treasury funded structured settlements or with the new index linked structured settlement.
  • Compare Structured Settlement IRR to Other Settlement Alternatives
    Use the Taxable Equivalent Yield chart to help compare the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of a structured settlement to other alternative or complementary investments. Need help with the chart? Call 4structures.com LLC at 203-325-8640
  • Treasury Funded Structured Settlements
    Treasury Funded Structured Settlements are a settlement option for the most conservative using the OTHER permissible qualified funding asset under IRC 130(d), United States Treasury Bonds in addition to, or instead of, structured settlement annuities. Treasury Funded Structured Settlements can also be used to fund installment sales, also known as structured sales.
  • Structured Settlement Annuity Companies 2014
    Which life insurance companies issue structured settlement annuities in 2014? A list of current structured annuity issuers, the location of their home offices and their financial ratings from A.M. Best, Moodys, Fitch, Standard & Poors, links to their websites and other useful information.
  • Rated Ages and Structured Settlements
    Rated Ages for Structured Settlement Annuities present advantages to all parties. Shift the mortality risk bearing to a life insurance company whose business it it is to assess mortality risk to price its life insurance and annuities. Boost your structured settlement annuity benefit per premium dollar, or your yield, on lifetime payments. Rated ages help to reduce the cost of funding a Medicare Set Aside arrangement where a Structured MSA is being used.
  • How Do Structured Settlements Work? Structured Settlement Diagram
    Visual help with the technical aspects of a structured settlement transaction explained, accompanied by 4structures.com LLC's helpful structured settlement flow chart/diagram showing how structured settlements fit in with other settlement planning solutions.
  • What is a Structured Settlement? Structured Settlements 101
    General explanation of structured settlements, including the favorable tax bemefits that give structured settlements their "juice" and a helpful introductory video podcast featuring structured settlement expert and Registered Settlement Planner John Darer of 4structures.com LLC

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  • Thank you so very much for discussing my concerns about Symetra, my annuity company. I am amazed that PI attorneys as well as a settlement broker in San Diego, could not answer the simplest questions I had regarding the Safeco/Symetra issue. Your blog/web site is most interesting and informative, and I am grateful you have take on the "watchdog" role! Thank you so much again (3/25/10)
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Structured Settlement Best Practices Corner

  • New York Insurance Advertising law requires the full name of the Insurer to be listed along with the city and state of the principal office. Stating that you represent these fine companies using Insurance company logos without the preceding information are also illegal
  • When it comes to settlement documents it is the ultimate responsibility of the lawyers or claims adjusters who receive input concerning the structured settlement aspects of the documents to actually read the entire document, exercise independent thought and advise their clients properly
  • Be aware that financial advisors use of testimonials is prohibited or restricted
  • Most states require that Testimonials represent the CURRENT opinion of the person who made the testimonial. Be prepared to back it up.
  • Number of States That Prohibit Payment of QSF expenses by licensed agents and brokers
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Structured Advertising That Just Ain't Right

  • Structured Settlement Cash Now Scandal
    There is a clear and present danger to both sellers of structured settlements and investors in structured settlement cash flows due to lack of regulations governing sales practices
  • Are Annuitants Getting High on Cash Now "Ecstasy"?
    Is "cash now" the new "esctasy" ? Sure seemed like it for a while with ubiquitous advertising that dangles "financial cat nip". The problem is that aside from a modest advance, unregulated "cash now pushers" simply cannot DELIVER "cash now" for structured settlements arguably making it fraudulent advertising. Click for a discussion.

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  • A structured settlement offers guaranteed financial security to accident victims and their families. A structured settlement involves a customized stream of payments, a structured settlement provides long-term stable tax-free income, for a period of years or a lifetime. Unlike other income annuities. a structured annuity can have multiple payment streams to address multiple needs in a single contract.

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