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Life Insurance Companies:

Life Company AM Best S&P Moody’s Fitch
Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska A++ XV AA+ N/R N/R
Assignee: BHG Structured Settlements, Inc. N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: Columbia Insurance Company A++ XV AA+ N/R N/R
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston A XII A N/R N/R
Assignee: Liberty Assignment Corporation N/R N/R N/R N/R
Assignee: BARCO Assignments, Ltd. N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston A X A N/R N/R
Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company A+ XV N/R Aa3 N/R
Assignee: MetLife Assignment Company, Inc. N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company A+ XV N/R Aa3 N/R
New York Life Insurance Company A++ XV AA+ Aaa AAA
Assignee: New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation A++ XIII AA+ Aaa AAA
Guarantor: New York Life Insurance Company A++ XV AA+ Aaa AAA
Pacific Life Insurance Company A+ XV AA- A1 A+
Assignee: Pacific Life & Annuity Services, Inc. N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: Pacific LifeCorp N/R N/R N/R N/R
The Prudential Insurance Company of America A+ XV AA- A1 A+
Assignee: Prudential Assigned Settlement Services Corporation N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: The Prudential Insurance Company of America A+ XV AA- A1 A+
United of Omaha Life Insurance Company A+ XV AA- A1 N/R
Assignee: Mutual of Omaha Structured Settlement Company N/R N/R N/R N/R
Guarantor: United of Omaha Life Insurance Company A+ XV AA- A1 N/R

 


Associations

ABA – American Bar Association

AMA- American Medical Association

ASHRM – American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers

ASIA – American Spinal Injury Association

ATLA – Association of Trial Lawyers in America

DRI – Defense Research Institute

IAIABC – International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions

NAIC – National Association of Insurance Commissioners

NCSI – National Council of Self-Insurers

NOD – National Organization on Disability

PARMA – Public Agency Risk Management Association

PIAA – The Physicians Insurance Association of America

RIMS – Risk and Insurance Management Society

TIDA – Trucking Industry Defense Association


Financial Information

Interest Rates – Bloomberg

Bank rates and calculators – BankRate.com

The Fed – Federal Reserve

Inflation Data – Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Federal Stats – Index of Federal Statistics


Governmental Agencies

CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

SSA – Social Security On-Line

NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IRS – Internal Revenue Service

US Senate – United States Senate

US House – United States House of Representatives

DOJ – United States Department of Justice

LOC – Library of Congress


Independent Rating Agencies

A. M. Best Company – Insurance Company Information Resource

Fitch – Insurance Company Information Resource

Moody’s – Insurance Company Information Resource

Standard & Poors – Insurance Company Information Resource


Internal Revenue Code

Section 104(a) – Allows Personal Physical Injury Settlements to remain income tax exempt

Section 130 – Allows for Third Party Assignments


Legal References

Lawyer Locator – Martindale-Hubbel

Legal News and Information

Legal Research – Legal Information Institute

Legal Research – American Law Sources

Legal Research – Find Law

Research and links to other legal sites – Law Guru

Research tool – Lexis-Nexis


Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements

CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Structured Settlements

NSSTA – National Structured Settlements Trade Association


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