Eligibility Requirements

Age / Health
Most people who sell their life insurance policies are over 65 years old or have a significant health impairment.

Policy Size
Eligible life insurance policies are Universal Life, Term and Whole Life.

Policy Type
Insurance policies with a death benefit of $100,000 or more are typically better candidates for life settlements.

How Life Settlements Work

A life insurance policy is property that can be sold - so if your client has a policy they no longer want or need; it's a good idea to consider a Life Settlement transaction. A transaction between seniors and institutional investors - which is where Magna Life Settlements comes in.

Magna creates financial opportunities for a better life now instead of continuing to pay for the policy and premiums - your client can sell their policy for cash and put that money to their retirement lifestyle, healthcare expenses and even investments.

Many do not know Life Settlements exist, resulting in a policy lapse for 500,000 seniors each year. Don't let this happen to your client, turn your life insurance liability into an asset today with Magna Life Settlements.

Common Questions

Are life settlements the same as viatical settlements? What is the difference?

A viatical settlement involves an insured with a life expectancy of less than 24 months or as defined by the Department of Insurance for the applicable ownership state. If the insured has a life expectancy of more than 24 months or doesn’t meet the qualifications defined by the Department of Insurance, the transaction is considered a life settlement.

Can I keep some of the death benefits but not pay the insurance premiums?

Yes, that is known as a retained death benefit (RDB). Read our brochure and FAQ sheet.

Am I obligated to sell my policy?

No. You are under no obligation to accept an offer. In fact, there is a 15 day rescission period that allows you to change your mind and not sell for up to 15 days after receiving payment for the policy in most states. The rescission period varies from state to state.

Are life settlements legal?

Yes, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that your life insurance is personal property that can be sold, traded or even given away. Your life insurance company has no right to question or prevent you from doing this.

Are the proceeds of a life settlement taxable?

Life settlement proceeds may be taxable. You should consult your tax advisor for additional information.

Will my personal and medical information be protected?

Yes. Magna takes your confidentiality very seriously and all records are kept in accordance with state and federal privacy laws.

What happens to my policy after it’s sold?

You are no longer responsible for premium payments and no longer own the policy. You may be asked to update information regarding your health periodically.

How much is my policy worth?

The main factors for determining the value of a life insurance policy are the age and medical condition of an insured. Take our PYC questionnaire or contact us to find out if a life settlement is right for you. Be sure to checkout our Life Settlement Calculator to see the value of your Life Insurance Policy.

What are the costs associated with a life settlement?

Magna takes no fee from you for selling the policy.

If you are retaining a life settlement broker, a fee, commission, or other form of compensation is often paid to your broker for: life settlement consultation, the cost of obtaining medical records and life expectancy reports. That fee is negotiated between you and your advisers.

What is the life settlement process like?

Visit our process page.

Are life settlements for me?

Possibly. Talk to one of our life settlement experts or consult your insurance agent to see if this is a real solution for you.

Why would someone want to sell their policy?

Reasons for selling a policy include (but are not limited to): Paying off debt, supplementing retirement income, changes to estate planning, getting rid of expensive premium payments, selling policy and using money from sale to obtain a policy with superior coverage. Due to changes in family circumstances, a life insurance policy owner may no longer need the insurance provided by the policy. A spouse may have died, children may have grown up, or a company with life insurance on a key officer may have been sold or gone out of business.

What are life settlements?

A life settlement is the selling of one’s insurance policy for a cash payment of less than the face amount but for more than the cash surrender value.