Structured settlements are funded by
annuities. These single premium annuities are purchased to
provide a predetermined cash payment stream to the payee.
These annuities have similarities to investment annuities in
that they are typically backed by an insurance company and
provide for a long term payment stream.
In order to sell an annuity settlement, often you must
receive judicial approval. If you are the recipient of an
income stream you must determine whether the asset for the
cash flow is an investment annuity or a structured
Structured Settlements Index