Chronovo provides settlement proposals that are customized to the individual needs of your client. We analyze future medical expenses and income needs, college funding, mortgage payments and retirement planning. We also make sure your needs-based entitlement income is protected by the settlement. Structured settlements are guaranteed and tax-free, they can provide a flexible financial plan to fit all of your clients’ needs.
Our Chronographs help turn abstract math into intuitive color graphics so you can better understand the offers presented during negotiations (i.e.: blue for guaranteed money, and orange for the life contingent payments). You will see the power of guaranteed, tax-free annuities and how they can provide a lifetime financial plan. You’ll receive full descriptions and ratings on each life carrier being quoted and full definitions of all language being used. There is also an analysis of Guaranteed Structures vs. Market Volatility to help explain the risks of taking an all-cash settlement.
Chronovo enables you to access counsel, CMS compliance professionals, claims handling professionals, certified financial planners, economists, professors and settlement and structured annuity consultants for free. Our team partners with you in your efforts to best represent your client.
Claimant Counsel Settlement Checklist
Chronovo Settlement Checklists are developed to inform and enrich the process for each party in the settlement. Make sure to review yours carefully.
Does your client have a plan to ensure that the settlement funds lasts as long as he/she wants and needs? Do you have all of the details on how a structured settlement can make that happen?
Is your client aware of the investment professionals’ fees and taxes on growth—and that a structured settlement can eliminate these costs?
Is your client ready to submit applicable and required annual compliance accounting reporting to CMS (your joint responsibility)?
Have you briefed your client on the one-time tax savings and other benefits from structured settlements sufficiently to eliminate any possible legal malpractice for failure to disclose (Grillo case type) liability?
Has your client considered using settlement proceeds to fund a college plan or a retirement plan?
Have you compared for your client the tax-exempt, cost-free performance of a structured settlement with the risk-based approach of a typical investment plan?
If your client has needs-based benefits like SSI, Medicaid, or AFDC, are you considering settlement options that will not impact those benefits?
Does your client have any challenges with creditors from bankruptcy, divorce, or other proceedings? Does he/she have any potential probate issues? If so, do you have a practical plan to safeguard the settlement money from being claimed by others?
If there is a minor involved in the claim or dependent on income from the claim, does that claimant/plaintiff know that a structured settlement can ensure that the proceeds of the settlement last and are spent appropriately?
How do Chronovo’s structured settlements bring clarity and access to key information in real time? Contact us for more information.