Protect Your Settlement

Structured Settlements

Structured settlements offer numerous benefits for the annuitant. With a guaranteed source of long-term income, tax-free advantages, and protection from financial market volatility, structured settlements can establish financial stability and help you manage your funds.1,2 

Sometimes, annuitants may be approached to sell future payments in exchange for immediate cash. This is referred to as factoring. However, before making decisions that can impact your structured settlement, it’s important to gather more information first.

What is Factoring?

Factoring is a process where the annuitant sells the rights to some or all of their future annuity payments for immediate cash from a third-party company. These third-party companies are usually known as factoring companies. 

Factoring companies make their profits by paying you significantly less than the value of your payments and then selling your payment rights to investors for much more than they paid you. 

Benefits of Keeping your Structured Settlement

  • Tax-free advantage – Payments for physical injury settlements are completely tax-free2
  • Guaranteed income - A steady stream of income helps you cover your medical needs and everyday expenses1
  • Financial security - Long-term guaranteed income from a trusted and financially secure company1
  • Protection - Structured settlements safeguard you from market volatility and overspending 

Maintain Lasting Financial Security for you and your Family 

Through structured settlement payments, you can receive a steady, uninterrupted stream of guaranteed, tax-free income.1 Whether your settlement payments are structured to be paid monthly, annually, or through a periodic lump-sum benefit, you have the assurance that you are receiving the full benefits and financial protection you need and deserve.

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Manage your Structured Settlement via the MyBenefits Portal

To access MyBenefits, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a social security number and live in the United States. Foreign nationals are not eligible for online access.

1 All guarantees are subject to the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuing MetLife company.

2 Any discussion of taxes is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. MetLife, its agents and representatives may not give legal, tax or accounting advice and this document should not be construed as such. You should confer with your qualified legal, tax and accounting advisors as appropriate. 

Group annuity contracts are issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10166 and Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company, Lincoln, NE 68516. Like most group annuity contracts, MetLife group annuities contain certain limitations, exclusions and terms for keeping them in force. Ask a MetLife representative for costs and complete details.