Viatical Settlement Company

Definition of "Viatical settlement company"

Lonna Bevel
  Re/Max Southwest Realty

Company that buys life insurance policies from policyowners on the lives of insureds who are terminally ill. This type of company pays cash for the life insurance policies, usually in the range of 50% to 80% of the face amount. It also pays the premiums due and receives the death benefit when that person dies. Policies are purchased when the terminally ill person has 24 months or less to live.

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