Income Security

Benefits of Structured Settlements to Defendants

Submitted by Abbey Hudson on Sat, 10/08/2016 - 01:14

Structured settlements can be utilized as part of a comprehensive settlement plan for claimants that have suffered a physical injury or illness. Structured settlements provide income tax-free, guaranteed benefits that help secure the financial future for injury victims and their families.

Structured Settlements and Tax Reform

Submitted by Abbey Hudson on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 01:18

With the presidential election only a few weeks away, candidates are spending a lot of time and money to educate the public on their political agenda. Whoever is elected to the highest office in the nation, we can expect changes to occur in all areas of government. For NSSTA, tax reform is always an urgent issue. This is especially true in these times of large scale changes in our governing bodies. Protecting the income tax-free status of structured settlements is a priority that we focus on 365 days a year. 

How Can Members Help with Government Education?

Submitted by Abbey Hudson on Sat, 09/24/2016 - 01:21

One of our biggest goals at NSSTA is to keep settlement payments income tax-free for victims of injury and illness. We work to accomplish this by educating our elected officials on the benefits of structured settlements. Through the efforts of NSSTA and our members we continue to build a team of advocates and allies that support the use of structured settlements as a tool for financial security.

NSSTA and the National Consumers League

Submitted by nsstaadmin on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 01:25

As an organization, it is important to us that the value of structured settlements as part of a settlement plan is promoted and protected. Our entire membership works hard to ensure that once these settlement plans are in place for injury victims, they are not unraveled by companies using predatory tactics to target our claimants. The uphill battle we sometime face is made easier by our strong industry partnerships. Today we would like to highlight the partnership we have formed with the National Consumers League (NCL), and thank them for their contribution.

Structured Settlements & People with Disabilities

Submitted by Eric Vaughn on Sat, 03/26/2016 - 01:42

On March 23, more than 50 structured settlement industry leaders attended the 2016 American Association of People with Disabilities Leadership (AAPD) Awards Gala in Washington, DC.  This year, 22 members of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) contributed $80,000 to the AAPD.

New Year's Resolutions for Structured Settlements

Submitted by nsstaadmin on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:01

At the start of every New Year, nearly everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions, identifying the things they want to achieve in the New Year and the goals they want to accomplish.  At the end of last year, Michael Goodman, President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association, announced his New Year’s resolutions for the structured settlements industry, in an article published on-line by Life Health Pro, on December 16, 2015.