Life Settlements


Peace of Mind for You & Your Loved Ones

Getting older should mean spending more time with your children and grandchildren, reminiscing about a life well-lived, and making new memories together.

But the rising costs of healthcare and assisted living are creating concerns for many families.

Instead of spending your days laughing and enjoying life, you’re forced to make that could affect the financial well being of your family for generations.

  • Should you take out loans to cover your medical expenses?

  • Or stop paying life insurance premiums, so you can use that money toward assisted living costs?

Before you take any action, it’s important to be informed about your options. Otherwise, you risk losing valuable assets that could be the answer to your biggest problems.

Many life insurance policies can be sold in a regulated secondary market — called the life settlement industry — with payouts to policyholders worth tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Case Study: How John Secured $415,000 for His Mother’s Care

When John contacted his financial advisor, he was in a difficult position. His 92-year-old widowed mother had resided for many years in a lovely community in Florida, but they recently decided that she would have to move to a nursing home in order to receive the care she needed.

John and his children lived in New York, and worried that they would not be able to pay for her to move to a nearby assisted living facility in order to be close to family.

In addition to the costs of the move and long-term care expenses, John’s family also faced rising premiums on their mother’s $3,000,000 life insurance policy, which was owned by the family trust.

They were considering letting the policy lapse completely, but John’s advisor knew there was another option. He contacted Welcome Funds, who reviewed the policy and determined that it could have a significant fair market value in the life settlement market.

Shortly thereafter, Welcome Funds was able to secure $415,000 for the family (versus the $0 they would have received by letting the policy lapse due to non-payment of the premium due).

Using the proceeds of the sale, John was able to move his mother into a New York nursing home, and had funds remaining to ensure that her long-term care was paid in the future.

Lapsing Your Life Insurance Policy Could Cost Your
Family Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars …

Average life insurance payout if a life insurance policy lapses:


Average life settlement value paid to seller:


Life Doesn’t Always Go As Planned …

Many individuals purchase life insurance policies in hopes of ensuring financial security for their loved ones. However, most beneficiaries never actually receive the benefits as planned. In fact, according to the Life Insurance Settlement Association (”The Basics of Life Settlements, An Educational Guide for Consumers”),

"An estimated 90% of all life insurance policies issued lapse before paying a claim."

Life Settlements = Life Savers

When you choose the life settlement option, it eliminates your monthly life insurance premium, and the full amount of the sale is available for your family to use toward other expenses, such as:

  • Assisted living costs

  • Cancer treatment or other medical expenses

  • General healthcare bills

  • Debt reduction

  • Enjoying retirement free from financial stress

Life Settlements vs. Other Financing Options

  • NO RESTRICTIONS on use of life settlement proceeds

  • NO RE-PAYMENT A life settlement is NOT a loan

  • NO UPFRONT FEES, credit score check or income requirements

  • NO OBLIGATION to accept a purchase offer for your policy

Important Questions to Consider:

  • Are you considering lapsing or surrendering a life insurance policy?

  • Have the annual life insurance premiums become a financial burden?

  • Has the policy owner’s financial situation changed since taking out the policy?

  • Has the insured’s health declined since taking out the life insurance policy?

  • Are medical expenses, insurance deductibles or living expenses causing a financial strain?

  • Would a lump sum payout from a life settlement relieve financial stress?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, a life settlement may be a valuable financial option for your family. And remember, there are no obligations or out of pockets fees to find out if you qualify for a life settlement.

Disclaimer: Services may not be available in all states. The above case study is taken from the internal files of Welcome Funds. Case studies are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Results may vary. Qualification is based on age, health, and future premium costs, and not all policies will qualify for an offer. The client’s name has been changed to protect his privacy. The following summary represents the transactional averages of Welcome Funds Inc. for policies closed between 1/1/2021 to 6/30/2021: $1,986,596 face value, $551,007 net amount paid to seller; 27.74% of net death benefit paid to seller; 13 bids negotiated per closed policy; and insured age of 78.95. $825 million paid to our clients and 26,000 offers negotiated are based on actual transactions completed by Welcome Funds Inc. since its inception.