by Structured Settlement Watchdog
The wistful lyrics of "Time in a Bottle", a 1973 folk rock song by the late Jim Croce, seem an appropriate preamble to some playful needling in today's post.
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure,,,"
50% of the life insurance companies listed in the settlement planning firm's " Helpful Links" are dead links to companies no longer writing structured settlements. These companies' exits from the market range from 3 1/2 to 9 years ago! Under non qualified assignments, the settlement planning firm lists a company that has not been active for more than 8 years
Symetra ceased writing structured settlements in 2012
Allstate ceased writ8ing structured settlements in early 2013
Allstate International Assignments leads to a Chinese website
John Hancock ceased writing structured settlements in early 2013 Dead Link
Liberty Life ceased writing structured settlements in early 2018 Dead Link
Is a settlement planning firm pining away for "Yesterday Once More"?
Link rot is the phenomenon of hyperlinks tending over time to cease to point to their originally targeted file, web page, or server due to that resource being relocated to a new address or becoming permanently unavailable. Also known as Links to nowhere or link death [ Sources Techopedia, Wikipedia}
It's a good business practice to regularly review a website to assure information is current and prune dead links for a better consumer experience