A Life Settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy to a third party for a value in excess of the cash surrender value, but less than the death benefit


Life Settlements represent an important solution for a growing number of people who thought they were stuck with a life insurance policy they no longer need. Many people do not realize a life insurance policy is their personal property and can be sold.

  • The seller receives cash
  • The buyer pays all future premiums
  • The buyer receives the death benefit upon the death of insured

What is the Qualification Criteria?

65 years or older (Younger insureds may qualify depending on certain medical conditions)
Health Status
Life expectancies up to 180 months
Type of Insurance
Universal Life (UL), Survivorship Universal Life (SUL), Convertible Term Life, and Whole Life (WL)
Death Benefit (Face Amount)
Policy Premiums
Illustrated premiums that are less than 5% of the face amount
Date of Issue
The policy must be in force for 25 months before it qualifies for a settlement. Some states require the policy to be in force 4-5 years.
Type of Ownership
Individual, corporate, foundation, trust, non-profit organization or business
U.S. based only, A.M. Best Rating of B++ of better

What is the process

  1. Submit an in-force illustration

  2. Magna will review the policy and call you with an informal range of offer

  3. Submit a HIPAA form and necessary additional information

  4. Magna will obtain medical records and life expectancy report on the insured

  5. Magna will extend a formal offer

Magna Life Settlements prices policies using a proprietary actuarial formula. There are more than 20 factors considered when generating an offer on a policy. Three of the top factors used in evaluating a policy include the face amount (death benefit), the amount of premiums due each year on the policy, and the life expectancy of the insured. Every policy and insured is unique which makes it impossible to estimate the value of a policy without an application, medical questionnaire, and in-force illustration.

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How much can I get for my policy?
Use our quick and easy life settlement calculator to estimate your payout value.

The first step in the process is determining if a life settlement is a viable option for your policy. The items we need in order to evaluate your policy are an application, a medical questionnaire, and an in-force illustration. Once all three requirements are received, Magna will evaluate your policy and determine a possible range of offers. The initial evaluation will take 5 – 7 business days.

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