Structured Settlement Annuity

Definition - What does Structured Settlement Annuity mean?

A structured settlement annuity is a way for someone who wins a legal settlement to receive the payout. Instead of receiving all the money in one lump sum, the plaintiff puts their money in an annuity, which is a type of financial contract. The annuity not only invests the settlement so that it grows over time, but it also pays the plaintiff on a regular schedule.

Insuranceopedia explains Structured Settlement Annuity

You might immediately receive a structured settlement annuity as part of the court decision. In this case, you can sell it to a settlement company, a financial or insurance company that specializes in managing these types of investments, if you need a lump sum. On the other hand, if you receive a lump sum, you can use it to buy a structured settlement annuity. It may be a useful way to budget the money, and it represents a wise decision for anyone who has trouble managing large sums of money, especially if they are financially dependent on their settlement.

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