On March 23, more than 50 structured settlement industry leaders attended the 2016 American Association of People with Disabilities Leadership (AAPD) Awards Gala in Washington, DC. This year, 22 members of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) contributed $80,000 to the AAPD.
On March 16 The Washington Post printed an editorial titled, “Maryland lawmakers should crack down on the structured-settlement industry to prevent the theft of poor people’s futures.”
Late last year, I explored the growth of the structured settlement industry in 2016 and beyond. We continue to work hard on our three growth projects and I remain optimistic that they will bear fruit in the future. Separate and aside, I’m happy to announce that we’re continuing our efforts to protect personal injury plaintiffs by strengthening structured settlement protections acts throughout the country.
At the start of every New Year, nearly everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions, identifying the things they want to achieve in the New Year and the goals they want to accomplish. At the end of last year, Michael Goodman, President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association, announced his New Year’s resolutions for the structured settlements industry, in an article published on-line by Life Health Pro, on December 16, 2015.
For years, structured settlement industry leaders from all across the country made it clear that they were concerned about losing the structured settlement brand and they want to take it back from the factoring companies. The National Structured Settlements Trade Association listened to our members and implemented a multifaceted action plan to strengthen State Structured Settlement Protection Acts, identify new opportunities that expand the use of structured settlements, adopt innovations to strengthen the structured settlement professio