Last year, more than 9 million individual life insurance policies lapsed or were surrendered. But many policyholders don’t understand that Life Settlements can be a unique financial option that allows the owner of a policy to sell their policy for cash instead of letting it lapse or surrender. In this episode, Chris explains why Life Settlements have grown in popularity over the years and why they’ve become a viable option for people who are aging and/or experiencing declining health to access capital.
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About Chris: Chris Orestis, CSA is President of Retirement Genius, and is a nationally recognized financial, health/LTC, and retirement issues expert.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and long-term care industries and is credited with pioneering the Long-Term Care Life Settlement over a decade ago. Known as a political insider and senior issues advocate, Orestis is a former Washington, D.C. lobbyist who has worked in both the White House and for the Senate Majority Leader on Capitol Hill. In 2007 he founded Life Care Funding, in 2017 he founded the LifeCare Xchange, and in 2020 he founded Retirement Genius. Chris Orestis is author of the books Help on the Way and A Survival Guide to Aging– with a third book Retire Like a Genius to be published in 2021.
In 2019, Chris was named one of the twenty most innovative people in the insurance industry by the National Association of Independent Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA). He has been speaking for two-decades across the country about senior finance and the secrets to aging with financial and physical health and dignity. In 2019, Chris was named one of the twenty most innovative people in the life insurance industry by the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA).
He has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NBC News, Fox News, USA Today, Kiplinger’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Market Watch, AARP, PBS, and numerous other media outlets, is a frequent columnist for NewsMax Finance, Broker World, ThinkAdvisor, IRIS, and has been a guest expert on over 50 radio programs and TV appearances.