by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC
Structured settlement annuities are issued by units of the world's largest insurance companies.
Units of these companies issue structured settlement annuities (by 2011 Asset Rank-non banking assets)
- MetLife Inc. #4
- Prudential Financial Inc. #5
- American International Group, Inc. #8
- Manulife Financial Corp #12
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. #18
Units of MetLife, AIG and Berkshire also issue periodic payment reinsurance
Units of these companies are former issuers of structured settlement annuities
- Aviva plc #11
- Aegon NV #13
- ING Groep NV #14
Source A.M. Best February 2013
Structured settlement annuities and periodic payment reinsurance are only offered through licensed life insurance agents or brokers who are appointed by the life insurance companies that issue the annuities. You can check to see if a particular agent or broker is licensed in your state by referring to the website of your state's insurance depertment (may also be referred to as Department of Financial Services). Click here for 4structures.com's convenient web page with links to the home pages of insurance departments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.