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What is a Periodic Payment Agreement?
The Periodic Payment Agreement (PPA) product is designed to accept the transfer of a periodic payment obligation of certain personal injury cases that are not eligible for an IRC Section 130 qualified assignment.
There are two versions of the PPA designed to solve the needs of different situations:
For the Claimant/Payee
For the Defendant/Purchaser
Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company
Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (Met Tower Life), is a Nebraska-based company, and is a wholly owned operating subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. with an A.M. Best A+ rating, Financial Size Category XV.3 Met Tower Life is the annuity issuer and the assignment company will be MetLife Assignment Company Inc. (MACI). The obligations of MACI will be guaranteed by Met Tower Life under an Evidence of Guarantee.
1. All guarantees are subject to the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company.
2. Any discussion of taxes is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. Met Tower Life, 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.
3. For current ratings information and a more complete analysis of the financial strength of Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company, please go to www.metlife.com and click on “About Us,” “Corporate Profile,” “Ratings.”
Attorneys will generally need to have a fee arrangement in place at the time of settlement which provides for the structuring of payments solely from
the claimant’s settlement proceeds. Structuring of attorney fees could have important legal and tax consequences. Attorneys should consult with their
own tax and legal advisors prior to agreeing to structure legal fees to determine the tax and other legal consequences. The method of tax reporting with respect to such fees is subject to change, where we deem such change to be required under the Federal tax law or IRS guidance.