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Patrick Hindert is Managing Director of S2KM Limited.
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As a benchmark for planning and/or evaluating 2016 professional association educational conferences, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Second Annual Summit, hosted January 26-27 in Newport Beach, California, established multiple impressive standards. Organized by Co-Chairs Michael Amoruso and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Beyond Structured Settlements
With projected 2015 annuity premium expected to fall substantially short of the historic 12 month industry high ($6.2 billion in 2008), the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has organized a primary market "Growth Initiative" - as described by NSSTA... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Market Issues and Developments The 2015 structured settlement marketplace could perhaps best be characterized as "changing the focus of our future" as industry leaders cooperated to create a positive future agenda to overcome, or move beyond, multiple challenges that continued... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Market Metrics Although its new "Growth Initiative" has represented a well-publicized, number one priority of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) during 2015, the results of this initiative have not yet produced a noteworthy impact on structured settlement annuity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Patricia LaBorde, President of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP), opened her association's 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with a provocative description of its prior 12 months: "a year of unimaginable successes and challenges". Founded in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Although the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) did not promote a specific theme for its 2015 Fall Educational Conference, one of the speakers succinctly captured the program's overall purpose and accomplishment when he described NSSTA's new Industry Growth Initiative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Sponsored by Stetson University College of Law, the 17th Annual Special Needs Trust (SNT) National Conference, held October 14-16, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida, fulfilled its promised objective of providing "an in-depth review of major issues presented in the creation,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
During the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) 2015 Annual Conference, NSSTA President Michael Goodman announced an ambitious set of goals for growing the structured settlement market. With NSSTA's 2015 Fall Conference scheduled for October 28-30 in Phoenix, Goodman agreed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Although some of the 143 attendees at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), held September 30 - October 2 in New Orleans, (including S2KM) may have been confused by the conference theme ("Back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
During a transitional era for both personal injury settlement planning and structured settlements, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple upcoming educational opportunities to update and expand their knowledge. Here is an overview of recommended upcoming national conferences listed chronologically.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has previously announced an "Industry Growth Initiative" - "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the structured settlement marketplace" - which appears to focus... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
This weekend represents a momentous occasion for the disability community - the simultaneous celebrations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Americans with Disabilities Act The ADA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) recently announced an "Industry Growth Initiative" - "which is designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the structured settlement marketplace." Among the structured settlement... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
With last week's Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits for individuals purchasing health insurance through the federal insurance exchange in addition to state insurance exchanges, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) further imbedded its... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Senior claims executives of property and casualty insurance companies have represented one of the most important advocate groups supporting structured settlements since the concept was first introduced in the late 1970s. During 2014, the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the structured settlement industry marketplace." A recent three-part survey... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the structured settlement industry marketplace." NSSTA's new Growth Initiative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), in partnership with CLM Advisors, has recently completed a three-part structured settlement survey project of senior claims executives (Part 1), claims professionals (Part 2) and plaintiff attorneys (Part 3) the results of which... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The 2015 First Quarter Report of structured settlement annuity provider sales recently compiled and selectively distributed by Melissa Evola Price provided welcome news for the industry. Structured settlement 2015 first quarter annuity premium of $1,332,047,252 increased by more than $230... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
Continuing to advance a theme of "industry unity", which now appears to encompass some collaborative political lobbying as well as education, the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting April 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Incoming NSSTA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
In a recent article titled "Time for Congress to Reform Structured Settlements", published April 20, 2015 in the Congress Blog, attorney Richard Risk alleges "Congress’ noble goal of supporting accident victims has been upended by the current system in which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), one of three national associations of special needs attorneys (the others being the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), hosted its ninth annual educational conference March... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted its 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with an unprecedented number of structured settlement association leaders as speakers and attendees including representatives from the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
The U.S. structured settlement industry consists of three national professional associations - the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) and the National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP) - whose political differences frequently obscure their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements
It was "Showtime in Las Vegas" last week as the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) introduced its newest educational offering ("Structures 202") to a cross-section of 150 association members including many "Next Generation" structured settlement participants. Preliminary informal reviews... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Beyond Structured Settlements