Some structured settlement brokers and settlement planners are advising their clients to use qualified settlement funds (via trusts or segregated accounts) as a means to give the plaintiff "full structured settlement annuity market access" in those cases where the plaintiff faces a defendant's insurer with a limited approved list of annuity issuers. Many times this is marketing hype.
Full market access, in cases involving single claimant qualified settlement funds, is an improbabilty. If you elect to go the qualified settlement fund route on a single claimant case, your primary reason to do so is your broker's promise of "full structured settlement annuity market access", and a structured settlement is desired by you or your client, you better be sure that the available markets are competitive. If your structured settlement broker or settlement planner claims to have full market access for single claimant qualified settlement funds, insist on proof in writing.