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Ashar Group, LLC serves as a strategic partner and complete solution specialist in the Secondary Market. We are a team of highly skilled experts who work on behalf of financial advisors, trustees and other financial practitioners to find, negotiate and secure the true market valuation for their clients' life insurance policies in the secondary market. Our unparalleled staff of professionals combines years of experience in the Life Settlement market. We are committed to attending to the needs and welfare of each individual client. We pride ourselves on integrity and the ability to identify the viability of a potential case quickly. Relationships and communication are the foundation for your experience with the Ashar Group. We understand that communication is the key to developing a profitable business for advisors in today's competitive market and we pride ourselves on being proactive, diligent and transparent. As economic and demographic circumstances emerge to create a demand for liquidity and cash flow solutions, Ashar is well-positioned to meet those needs head on.
Why Ashar? As Secondary Market Specialists with over 15 years of experience in this unique and evolving sector, Ashar helps clients appraise, negotiate and monetize their life insurance and annuity assets with extraordinary care and professionalism. To accomplish this goal consistently and without compromising our advisors' reputations or time, we leverage the following critical factors: 1. The Power of Relationships We're in it for the long haul. Because of our approach and track record, Ashar enjoys preferred status with institutional funding partners, advisors and industry experts. Our meticulous reputation, precision and experience are always a value to our clients. 2. Protected Advisor and Client Experience We understand the advisor's world. We know that in order to preserve the relationship with the advisor, our role is to enable the advisor to serve the client. It is this insight that propels us to create smarter, simpler solutions and deep support for our clients. 3. Secondary Market Insight The secondary market is evolving quickly. Ashar is positioned to serve advisors and their clients in the coming decades. Our industry experience, preferred status and unique offerings enable us to deliver consistent and trustworthy results to our clients.
What is a life settlement?
A life settlement is a financial transaction in which a policyowner sells his or her life insurance policy to a licensed life settlement provider for more than its cash surrender value.
What types of life insurance policies qualify?
Most types of life insurance qualify, including universal life, whole life, variable life, survivorship, group life and even term life.
Can I sell a portion of my life insurance policy?
It is possible to sell your policy, eliminate premium payments and keep a portion of the death benefit.
How can a life settlement help me?
Selling your policy can supplement your retirement income, free up cash that was being used to pay premiums, fund a long-term care policy, cover unexpected medical expenses or pay off debt. In fact, you can use the money for anything you choose.
And if you still need insurance, you can retain a portion of your coverage while eliminating your ongoing premium payments.
How much could I expect to receive if I sell my policy?
Policyowners who choose to sell their policy receive on average more than four times what they would receive from surrendering their policy back to the life insurance company (London Business School Study, June 2013). Every case is different, however, and the size of the payment is determined by variables such as your health, the type of insurance policy you have and the policy’s premiums.
Do I qualify for a life settlement?
If the face amount of your life insurance policy is at least $100,000 and you have had a change in health, you may qualify to sell your policy.
To learn whether you are eligible to sell your policy you can call us at 877-LTCINOW or 877-582-4669.
Can I use the cash from selling my policy any way I want?
There are no restrictions on the use of the proceeds. Many policyowners use the money to fund long-term care insurance, cover medical costs and/or supplement their retirement income. The choice is yours.
How are life settlements taxed?
The Tax Cuts & Job Act of 2017 (TCJA) simplified the tax consequences of selling your policy. Unless an exception is met, the sale proceeds will be taxed as follows:
However, for insureds who meet the IRS definition of “terminally ill individual” or “chronically ill individual,” the entire amount of the sale proceeds can be received tax-free1.
Is my information kept confidential?
Keeping your personal information private is extremely important to us.
Now there is a new financial solution to help those with a Life-Threatening Illness, such as Cancer. Through this stressful time, you can actually sell all or part of your life insurance policy for immediate cash and no longer have to pay the premiums.
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Attorney - Harley Gordon
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After graduating from University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) now ULL, Rod began his career in insurance June 1990 in the field of Health Insurance. In 1993 he pursued an opportunity in the medical supply business and started a company called Healthcare Warehouse. Over a span of 12 years the business grew to be very successful. In 2008, Rod sold his interest in Healthcare Warehouse to pursue other business ventures. After investing in various opportunities, he began a career in the Insurance industry again, this time specializing in Long-Term Care Insurance. He has been married to Lynn Milliman since 1994 and they have 2 daughters, Taylor who is a RN at Our Lady of The Lakes Hospital in Baton Rouge and Haylee who graduated from LSU in Accounting and is currently in Law School at Paul Hebert School Law Center on the LSU Campus in Baton Rouge, LA.
Shane’s career in the healthcare industry began as an EMT-Paramedic in 1990 with American Medical Response. Working as a Field Paramedic until 1998, he was promoted to Director of Operations of North Louisiana and Eastern Mississippi. In 2003, he realized the enormous need for Non-Medical Home Care Services in his region and across the country and began researching the increasing aging population along with the Baby Boomer population. His research led him to leave EMS and embark on a new business opportunity. In December 2003, he started Americare, a State Licensed, Non-medical home care company whose focus is to assist the elderly, developmentally disabled, and disabled Veteran to remain independent in their homes as opposed to being institutionalized. He currently employs 150 healthcare professionals and provides services to 12 Parishes across North Louisiana.
With the increasing costs of healthcare, including long term care, many families wish to keep their loved ones living independently at home but are unable to afford it. This financial challenge led Shane to partner with LTCI Now, a Long-Term Care and Viatical Settlement Broker.
INCOME YOU CAN COUNT ON, WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.
A Reliable Tax-Free Solution to help you confidently cover the cost of long-term care "when you are currently receiving the care", either with Home Health, in an Assisted Living or in a Nursing Home Facility.
We can look into several ways of covering the expense of an extended stay event. One way is with a Single-premium tax-deferred annuity with qualified long-term care benefits for non-qualified funds only. We also have long term & short term care insurance policies. These all cover services like Home Care, Home Health Aide, Home Maker Services, Chore Services, Nurse & Therapist, Personal Care, Respite Care, Adult Day Care, Assisted Living Facility, Bed Reservation, Nursing Home Facility and Hospice Care.
When your employees face a chronic illness or disability, they may need help with things like eating, bathing and dressing. Getting this type of assistance can be expensive. And health insurance typically does not cover this type of care.
Now you can offer them a long-term care insurance plan from Mutual of Omaha and receive a 5% common employer discount that includes:
You can plan now for the level of care and comfort you deserve in case of an accident or illness that requires assistance and care during an extended care event.
Whether you are working or retired, it is important to consider the cost of health care and how an unexpected accident or illness could impact you & your family's finances.
Health care is constantly changing and the cost are increasing. Hospital confinement is expensive, sometimes resulting in shorter hospital stays followed by costly rehabilitation and therapy.
At least 70% of people over 65 will need long-term care services and support at some point. Even those who lead a healthy lifestyle may be at risk of experiencing an unexpected need for short-term care due to the onset of health issues and disabilities.
The U.S. government estimates that the average cost of nursing facility care is approximately $72,000 per year
Who would choose the nursing facility, hospital or home care provider for your shot-term care event.
You would. Just the thought of not being in our own surroundings and in control of our lifestyle in uncomfortable. But, an accident or chronic illness may leave you with no other choice for your care during an extend care event.
A Short-Term Care insurance plan gives you the freedom to choose how you want to recover and where. You choose the nursing facility or the hospital or the provider (based on the plan options you select).
Benefits are paid directly to you, or a medical provider that you designate, and are paid in addition to any other health care coverage. The benefits and premiums for this plan will vary based on the plan options selected.
Benefits include, Daily Nursing Facility including assisted living and Bed Reservation
The Benefits Available:
Optional Home Care Rider
This rider pays a benefit for each week you receive 3 or more professional home care service visits of at least one hour per visit in your home, provided you cannot perform 2 or more ADL's or you have cognitive impairment.
Could you pay $70,000 per year to stay in a nursing home? You may have money set aside in savings or investments to self fund your long-term care cost, but you may sacrifice growth opportunities or risk exposure to equity market volatility. Many people turn to traditional long-term care insurance; however, if you don't use the coverage, it could be quite costly.
What you need is a strategy that:
Offers growth potential
You need ForeCare, an innovative fixed annuity with long-term care benefits that provides a multiple of your contract value for qualified long-term care expenses.
Benefits of a ForeCare fixed annuity
Because ForeCare is a fixed annuity you can participate in both protection and accumulation benefits.
Long-term care benefits
Unlike a traditional long-term care product, with ForeCare any contract value not used for long-term care can be passed to your beneficiaries as a death benefit. However, there is a monthly cost associated with the long-term care benefits rider, which is based on the insured's age.
ForeCare also offers other unique benefits.