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The Beginnings of Structured Settlements

Currently an estimated $5 billion industry, structured settlements were once considered too risky because tax implications for insurers and claimants hadn’t been ironed out. According to Peter Arnold, deputy director of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) based in …

Higher Taxes Make Tax Free Structured Settlements a Compelling Option

This year saw one of the largest tax increases in history, and when combined with state and local taxes, for the first time since income taxes were levied in the United States, a taxpayer can end up paying over 50 …

Employment Liability and Other Taxable Claims – How Taxes and Periodic Payments Can Help Get Them Settled

Ever since the Supreme Court decision in Commissioner v. Schleier, the vast majority of employment settlements have been deemed taxable. Attempts to get employment recoveries excluded from income have all met with failure with few exceptions. There have been a …

Tips on Handling Structured Settlements in Workers’ Comp Claims

The experts provided tips for adjusters working claims that could benefit from the use of a structure. Seek out a specialist. “As soon as you realize you’re dealing with somebody who’s Medicare eligible or will be soon, that’s when you …

Workers’ Comp Structured Settlements Beneficial in Medicare Set Asides

Structured settlements can be beneficial in resolving workers’ compensation claims involving Medicare Set Asides (MSAs), according to industry experts. Workers’ compensation injuries involving permanent disability are prime candidates for structured settlements because a structured settlement takes into account a person’s …

Medicare Set Asides Still a Cause of Confusion in Liability Claims

Though regulation was enacted 30 years ago to recover funds erroneously paid by Medicare, confusion remains as to how to handle liability claims involving Medicare eligible claimants. The government is now attempting to clear up some of the confusion that …

Ringler Associates Names New Board Members

Ringler Associates, Inc., a structured settlement company in the United States with over 130 consultants in more than 60 major cities, is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its board of directors. Cindy Chanley, CSSC, based …

Benefits of Using Structured Settlements in Claims Negotiations

At zero expense to the carrier, tax-free, and tailored to fit the needs of the claimant, structured settlements are a powerful tool claims personnel can use when resolving claims. While the best candidates for structured settlements remain physical injury claims, …

Ringler Associates Appoints Duncan Chairman

Ross Duncan has been appointed Chairman of the Board for Ringler Associates, the company reported. Duncan has 30 years of experience in the industry, joining Ringler Associates in 1984. He has served on the Ringler Board of Directors since 2003. …