Life insurance as a source of funds for the terminally ill
Abstract: Although insurance policies have historically been held for the death benefits, some policies now include an accelerated death benefit (or living benefit) rider. Where accelerated death benefits are not an option, it may be possible to sell the life insurance policy to a viatical settlement provider. Either way, individuals can secure some much-needed cash while they are still living. Better yet, the proceeds will usually be tax-free. This article explores both options.