If you are representing a Company or a business establishment and find your company in a situation where it has to pay a large cash settlement to the staff or some other people, then Structured Settlement is perhaps the best and easiest way forward. In fact, if you play your cards right, you can also save your company a lot of money by way of expenses. Here’s how:
If your company has to fork out say $300,000, instead of paying all that in one lump sum structured settlement, your company could instead, buy an Annuity plan from an Insurance company legally known as “Assignment Company”. If the recipient agrees to long-term structured cash settlement, then your structured settlement company might have to actually pay only say $275,000 to the assignment company which will invest that sum and pay out small sums each month or as per agreed terms. The total payout will be $300,000 and the difference of $25,000 will be met by the income from the investments of the initial deposit of $275,000. The paying company rids itself of the headache of having to administer the cash for structured settlement payments over an extended period of time, the recipient is assured or regular income at regular periods, the insurance or Assignment Company receives a large sum which it can invest and make good profits. All three parties to the structured settlement benefit.
The recipient of the structured settlement for cash benefits because instead of receiving one large lump sum which would probably be squandered on a holiday or some luxury goods, he or she receives small but significant amounts periodically. The clock-work payment in cash structured settlement enables the recipients to pre-plan their investment or expenditure. It also ensures that the money is not wasted.
Sometimes, beneficiaries of such structured settlement might urgently need a large sum of money. This can happen in the event of medical emergencies, marriages etc. Since structured settlement cannot be changed once they are signed, the recipient can mortgage the structured settlement document and secure a structured settlement loan against it. The amount of loan will depend on the residual value of the structured settlement less service and commissions. As of today, there are a large number of such structured settlement buyers willing to issue loans against the documents. If you are looking for such structured settlement purchaser, it might be a good idea to shop around since the amounts they are willing to give as well as commissions and service charges might differ significantly.
A structured cash settlement can therefore be a very flexible instrument – one that benefits the paying company as well as the beneficiary of the settlement. As far as the company is concerned, it can either opt to administer the structured cash settlement itself, or invest the money with an Insurance company to buy a structured settlement annuity plan that will make the payouts to the beneficiary. If the company administers the structured cash settlement itself, then it has the distinct advantage of being able to differ the liability (because it does not have to pay the entire amount in one go). In either case it benefits. Whichever way we look at it, a structured settlement is a win-win situation for the beneficiary as well as the payer.
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