Watchdog: Multi-Million Fines Insufficient to Curb Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Since 2015, CCHR has exposed alleged abuses in for-profit hospitals accused of abusing involuntarily commitment to detain patients for their insurance.

Patient abuses in the psychiatric industry require much stronger penalties than a few million dollars in fines. Increased safeguards should include jail penalties, where criminal violations found.”

— Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Universal Health Services (UHS), which owns a chain of for-profit psychiatric facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, has agreed to pay $127 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil probe into alleged fraud. The settlement is subject to approval. [1] But Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, says the proposed settlement is insufficient to send an adequate warning to other for-profit behavioral facilities accused of patient abuse and healthcare fraud.

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

For decades CCHR has investigated allegations of abuse and potential fraud in for-profit psychiatric facilities. Since 2015, over 18,000 official complaints have been filed with Federal and State authorities and legislators. A CCHR International report on the issue published in December 2018 highlighted how behavioral companies get billions of dollars in Medicaid and Medicare rebates, yet the “return” appears to be more patient abuse.

CCHR says allegations of sexual abuse of patients in the for-profit behavioral hospital industry are rife. Last year, UHS closed its Timberlawn psychiatric hospital in Texas in the wake of allegations that a 13-year-old girl was raped at the facility. [2]

Sequel Youth and Family Services is a privately-owned company that and operates in about 20 states.

Other allegations about Sequel facilities include:

• May 2019: Utah’s Department of Human Services threatened the license of a Sequel-owned facility over "understaffing” that had “negatively impacted the program's ability to address violence and sexual misconduct within the program.” In response, Sequel announced that it is closing the facility. [3]

• 2018: In Iowa, a youth advocacy group from Washington State stopped sending children to Sequel’s Clarienda Academy after concerns were raised about the use of restraints. [4]

• August 2017: A 37-year-old staff Clarienda staffer was accused of forcible sodomy and lascivious conduct with a minor. [5]

• 2016: A 40-year-old night staff member at Clarienda was arrested and charged with three felony sex charges regarding a 17-year-old student. The staffer pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and was sentenced to ten years’ probation. [6]

• July 2017: Police arrested a youth counselor with Sequel TSI of Madison, Alabama, on charges that she engaged in sex with a student under 19 years of age. She was indicted in September 2018 for sex acts involving multiple students under the age of 19. [7]

• January 2018: A 38-year-old staffer at Northern Illinois Academy was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault on an adolescent, over whom he held a position of trust or authority. The staffer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. [8]

• August 2018: A Lakeside Academy in Kansas staffer was arrested on three counts of unlawful sexual relations involving a juvenile. [9]

• 2012: A Sequel staffer from Red Rock Canyon School (RRCS) in St. George, Utah was arrested and charged with sexually abusing three male students. [10] The staffer pleaded guilty to felony forcible sexual abuse and was sentenced to 210 days in jail and 36 months supervised probation. [11]

Recent controversy over RRCS led to Sequel’s decision to close the facility. On April 28, 2019, a two-hour riot erupted at the facility, with police, medical and SWAT forced to respond. 25 students were injured, of which five were transported to the hospital for more serious treatment, including one student who required staples to close a gash on the back of his head. [12]

CCHR says it is placing attention on Florida, where Sequel owns 10 facilities, and, in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, offers “Foster homes” to provide services for children with severe mental health disorders/behavioral problems. [13]

Since 2015, CCHR International and its Florida Chapter have investigated and exposed alleged abuses in for-profit behavioral hospitals that have been accused of abusing the state’s Baker Act to involuntarily commit patients and detained them for their insurance.

UHS has some 16 behavioral facilities in Florida and closed its National Deaf Academy in 2014 following scrutiny of abuses reported to police, including three alleging sexual abuse. [14]

Jan Eastgate, the group’s international president, said: “Patient abuses in the psychiatric-behavioral industry require much stronger penalties than a few million dollars in fines where systemic patient abuse and/or fraud are established. Increased safeguards should include jail penalties, where criminal violations found.”

CCHR says West Palm Beach County, Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s comments last year mirrors their concerns: “This is an entire industry that's been corrupted by easy money. Unscrupulous actors have taken advantage of well-intended federal law and a lack of any good law at the state level, to profit off people at the lowest stages of their lives.” [15]

CCHR calls for anyone whose mother, wife, sister or father, brother, son, child or friend has been killed or damaged by psychiatric “treatment” to fill out this form. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org or call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

Complete documentation of all statements can be found here: https://www.cchrflorida.org/multi-million-files-insufficient-to-curb-abuse-in-for-profit-behavioral-health-industry/

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United States Consumer Lending Market: key Players, Trends, Analysis, Segmentation, and Forecast to 2019-2023

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Consumer Lending Market United States 2023

In 2018, consumer lending continued to see value growth, benefiting from strong consumer expenditure and expansive economic policies. The Federal Reserve continues to push for higher interest rates, with two additional rises expected before year-end, and is forecast to meet the set inflation rate, suggesting favourable economic conditions for consumer lending growth.

The Consumer Lending in USA report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

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Major Key Points in Table of Content:

Headlines

Prospects

Government Regulations

Prime and Super-prime Borrowers Preferred

Uncertainty Surrounding Cfpb

Competitive Landscape

Growing Need for Regulation of Alternative Lending Platforms

Younger Borrowers in Search of Online Lending Options

Peer-to-peer Lending Platforms

Category Data

Executive Summary

Cautious Consumer Lending Growth, Despite Rising Interest Rates

Shift in Home Ownership Demographics Favours Mortgages/housing

Change in Government Policies Driving Moderate Growth

Auto Lending

Looking Ahead: New Policies To Affect Growth

Market Data

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Elizabeth A. Whitmer of My Healthcare Coder to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Healthcare is a business, but there is no such thing as a doctor being able to tell you what things are going to cost and how much insurance is going to reimburse. That’s where the healthcare coder comes in.

A doctor dictates notes during your hospital or office visit. The healthcare coder takes this clinical documentation after your discharged or have left your doctor’s office and turns it into corresponding diagnostic and procedural codes, which are sent to third-party billers.

Every insurance company depends on what healthcare coders do, and healthcare coders are the reason hospitals, doctors, nurses, physician’s offices and every ancillary function of a hospital or doctor's office get paid. They don’t make the money, healthcare coders make the money for them, and that’s the truth.

Elizabeth A. Whitmer is a healthcare coder and the inventor of My Healthcare Coder, a patented, specialized keyboard designed to make the coding process more efficient and more accurate.

“My keyboard can improve coding,” says Whitmer. “If you look at a standard keyboard, you're going to see about 109 keys,” says Whitmer. “I’ve taken a keyboard and shrunk it down to only the keys necessary for coding and relocated certain keys. This keyboard allows coders to do everything with just one hand. It will eliminate some of the horrible errors that are made by touching the wrong key or not pressing the key hard enough.”

An expert in health information technology, Whitmer’s My Healthcare Coder frees up space on a coder’s desk and works in conjunction with the regular keyboard in case you need to write a letter or email. It's USB-driven and works with any desktop tower, any laptop with comfortable keys assisting you in error free keyboarding of the coded data.

“When I started telling people I was doing it, they immediately said, ‘Hey, put me down for one. I would love one of those.’ It's really been quite an endeavor for me the last five years.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Elizabeth A. Whitmer in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 2nd and August 9th at 10am EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on My Healthcare Coder, visit www.myhealthcarecoder.com

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United Kingdom Consumer Lending Market: key Players, Trends, Analysis, Segmentation, and Forecast to 2019-2023

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Consumer Lending Market United Kingdom 2023

For the second time in a decade, the rate was raised by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% at the start of August 2018, the highest level since March 2009. Expected to raise the interest rate in May 2018, the Bank of England waited because of the economic dip at the start of the year; however, concerns over spending growth combined with a shortage of available workers leading to rising inflation convinced them to raise the interest rate. There will probably be further interest r…

The Consumer Lending in United Kingdom report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

Product coverage: Consumer Credit, Mortgages/Housing.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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Major Key Points in Table of Content:

Headlines

Prospects

Consumer Confidence Remains Fragile

A Positive Property Investment Outlook Despite Brexit

the Overdraft Debt Spiral

Competitive Landscape

the UK Fintech Industry Is Booming

A Cloudy Future for Payday Loans in the UK

Competition Is High in Consumer Credit

Category Data

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Executive Summary

Bank of England Raises UK Interest Rate

Legitimate Worries Over Consumer Debt

Volatility in Auto Lending

Fall in Mortgage Lending and Uncertainty Surrounding Property Values

Savings Growth Languishes at Historic Lows in the UK

Market Data

Continued……

 

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Consumer Lending Market – Philippines Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019-2023

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Consumer Lending Market Philippines 2023

After enjoying significant growth in 2017 thanks to the favourable economic background, in 2018 consumer lending in the Philippines showed signs of stabilisation amidst regulatory changes. While banks and non-financial institutions continued to improve their consumer lending offers, the willingness of consumers to take up such offers was tempered by a drastic change in the income tax regime and the adjustment of several excise tax rates. The automotive industry was among those most affected by…

Euromonitor International's Consumer Lending in Philippines report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

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Major Key Points in Table of Content:

Headlines

Prospects

Slower Growth of Auto Lending in 2018

Home Lending Remains High

Weak Growth Expected for Card Lending

Competitive Landscape

the Big Six Banks Retain A Majority Share of Consumer Credit

Increasing Investments in Online Strategies

Extra Options Have Become Available

Category Data

Executive Summary

Canadian Consumers Carry More Debt

Home Lending and Mortgages/housing Lending Continue To Soar

High Household Debt Remains A Major Concern

Tighter Regulations To Restrict Residential Mortgages

More Uncertainties in Consumer Lending

Market Data

Continued……

 

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India's Consumer Lending Market by Type, by Region, by Drivers, by Competition, by Major Players & Forecast to 2019-2023

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PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Description:-

Consumer Lending Market India 2023

Consumer lending has grown at a healthy pace in India; and this trend is expected to continue in the forecast period. The country’s growing economy, rising disposable incomes and changing lifestyles have resulted in higher disbursals of auto and durables loans. This is particularly the case among young adults, who earn more than previous generations and spend more on non-discretionary items. This includes spending on the latest automobiles and consumer durable goods, for which loans are used. Mo…

The Consumer Lending in India report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

Product coverage: Consumer Credit, Mortgages/Housing.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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Major Key Points in Table of Content:

Headlines

Prospects

Higher Cost of Education Increases Loan Disbursals

Aspirations of Small Town Consumers To Fuel Growth in Auto Lending

Better Electricity Supply and Financing Schemes Boost Durables Lending

Competitive Landscape

Banks Are the Leading Credit Providers

Alternative Finance Providers Facilitate Easier Credit Access

Online Lenders Grow in Popularity

Category Data

 

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Executive Summary

Economic Growth and Demographic Trends Drive Consumer Lending

Alternative Finance Providers Increase Their Share of Consumer Loans

New Government Policies in 2015 Boost Mortgages/housing

Indian Consumers Demonstrate Sound Loan Repayment Record

Aspirational Consumer Class Fuels Consumer Lending

Market Data

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Consumer Lending Market in Canada Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2023

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Consumer Lending Market Canada 2023

lending in Canada continued to expand in 2018. Canadian consumers are carrying more debt, with household debt well above household disposable incomes at the beginning of the year. The rapid growth of credit was curbed somewhat during 2018 by tightening regulations. Interest rate hikes also seem to show some positive developments in terms of constraining credit expansion. Considered as a key risk, the household debt-to-income ratio slipped slightly in the middle of the year, even though…

The Consumer Lending in Canada report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

Product coverage: Consumer Credit, Mortgages/Housing.

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Major Key Points in Table of Content:

Headlines

Prospects

Slower Growth of Auto Lending in 2018

Home Lending Remains High

Weak Growth Expected for Card Lending

Competitive Landscape

the Big Six Banks Retain A Majority Share of Consumer Credit

Increasing Investments in Online Strategies

Extra Options Have Become Available

Category Data

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Executive Summary

Canadian Consumers Carry More Debt

Home Lending and Mortgages/housing Lending Continue To Soar

High Household Debt Remains A Major Concern

Tighter Regulations To Restrict Residential Mortgages

More Uncertainties in Consumer Lending

Market Data

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Press Conference scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tesla’s Defective “Autopilot” System Kills Another Driver Resulting In Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit

“Our investigation has confirmed there is no dispute that the Tesla’s “Autopilot” system is defective which resulted in the untimely death of a loving father and husband”.”

— Lake H. "Trey" Lytal III

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Press Conference scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2019
Tesla’s Defective “Autopilot” System Kills Another Driver Resulting In Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Lake H. “Trey” Lytal III, managing partner at the West Palm Beach Law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, is filing a lawsuit in Palm Beach County on behalf of the Banner Family who lost their husband and father when a semi-tractor trailer pulled out in front of his 2018 Tesla Model 3.

The press conference will take place at the firm’s office located at 515 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, 10th Floor at 3PM in the main conference room.

Trey Lytal will cover the details of the suit, review the firm’s findings regarding the Tesla’s “Autopilot” system that failed and view a video of the actual vehicle that has been quarantined at the firm’s evidence investigation warehouse. Copies of the lawsuit will be available to all who attend along. A video link of the vehicle is provided. Tesla Model 3 Video

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, considered to be one of the preeminent personal injury and products liability law firms in the country, was retained by members of the Banner family shortly after the March 1, 2019 accident. Mr. Lytal worked with the NTSB in conducting the investigation. This initial investigation confirms that Jeremy Banner engaged the “Autopilot” system prior to the accident but the system was defective and failed to function properly or do anything to avoid the semi-tractor-trailer that pulled out in front of the new 2018 Tesla. “Our investigation has confirmed there is no dispute that the Tesla’s “Autopilot” system is defective which resulted in the ultimate death of a loving father and husband”

The law firm is uniquely qualified in these types of tragic cases that dates to back as far as 1985. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have taken on countless giants in manufacturing over the last 33 years which has led to over $2 Billion dollars in total recoveries on behalf of their clients. LRSI&F has been responsible in helping to change products, eliminate design and manufacturing defects as the result of their independent investigations. If you are interested to know more about this case call Mr. Trey Lytal at 561-820-2248 or email tlytal@foryourrights.com

About Lake H. Lytal III:

Trey Lytal is the managing partner at the civil trial law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Lake H. “Trey” Lytal, III is a top civil trial attorney specializing in personal injury and wrongful death litigation cases including automobile accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and premises liability. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, the highest level of recognition for attorney’s competency and experience. He has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Florida and the United States.

All communications regarding the civil litigation of this case should be directed to attorney, Trey Lytal at the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath.

About Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath:
The law firm represents the plaintiff in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle accidents and nursing home abuse cases. Their national reputation for representing and Fighting For The Rights of those who have been injured is well known.

For more information on Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, call the West Palm Beach office at 561-655-1990 or go to www.foryourrights.com. The law firm’s office is located at 515 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

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Winners Announced Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Awards 2019

The Tampa Bay HR Awards was developed to celebrate the Human Resources Industry and to recognize those in the profession who exemplify outstanding achievement.

I believe that HR professionals get very little credit and recognition for what they do. What better way to honor them than through peer-to-peer recognition, which is what this award does very well!”

— Jenni Stone SHRM-CP, PHR

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2019 Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award recipients were announced on Thursday, July 25th, at the TPepin Hospitality Centre, Tampa, FL at the 5th Annual Awards Dinner presented by HR Shield. The event and its awards are made possible by the generosity of its sponsors and the dedication of its service partners including MBI Worldwide, Ogletree Deakins, and Vaco Tampa.

The Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award was developed to celebrate the Human Resources Industry and to recognize those in the HR profession who exemplify outstanding achievement within the local human resources community. It is the only peer-to-peer HR Recognition of its kind in the greater Tampa Bay Area.

Twenty-two HR professionals vied for honors in three categories including HR Person of the Year, HR Consultant of the Year, and HR Young Professional. A panel of judges compromised of previous winners of the Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award selected the 2019 winners after a rigorous nomination and evaluation process that considers contributions to their organization's leadership, continuing education, and philanthropy.

The award winners included:
• HR Person of the Year, Large Organization – Michele Streitmatter, SPHR – Chief Transformation and HR Officer – Greenway Health
• HR Person of the Year Medium Organization – Danielle Oliva, PHR, SHRM-CP – HR Director – Franklin Street
• HR Person of the Year, Small Organization – Siulyn Aguirre – HR Generalist – Leader Tech Inc
• HR Consultant of the Year – Sandy Zannino, SPHR SHRM-SCP – Founder/CEO – Innovative Auto HR LLC
• HR Young Professional of the Year – Emily Murphy, SHRM-SCP – HR Manager – Fast Furniture Repair

Other sponsors include: CBRE, Grow Financial, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, Shaker Recruitment Marketing, iConstructors, Certipay, Canteen and Three Chairs Productions.

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Source: EIN Presswire

Harbor Life Settlements Reshapes Life Settlement Industry

Harbor Life Settlements entrepreneur Lucas Siegel’s new approach puts consumers in control of when and how to sell their life insurance policies for cash.

AUSTIN, TX, USA, July 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Harbor Life Settlements Reshapes Life Settlement Industry

Young serial entrepreneur Lucas Siegel’s new approach puts consumers in control of when and how to sell their life insurance policies for cash.

A Whole New Philosophy
It’s challenging to start a business in the first place; and extra challenging to keep it growing; as many businesses fail in their first several years of existence. The ultimate challenge is to build a business based on the fervent belief that it can reshape an entire industry for the better, and succeed at it. That’s what young entrepreneur Lucas Siegel, CEO and founder of Harbor Life Settlements, is working towards, with his startup life settlement company.

Harbor Life Settlements seeks to disrupt the status quo in the industry by offering a streamlined way for seniors to sell their life insurance policy for cash. The life settlement industry has existed for decades; so it wasn’t necessary to start a new company to join the many others who already serve people who wish to sell their life insurance policy. What was needed, Mr. Siegel understood, was a whole new philosophy that would put control in consumers’ hands, and allow them to easily discover the value in cash of their life insurance policies.

Mr. Siegel’s vision for a new focus for the industry began on a very personal note.
"I was strongly motivated by what happened to my grandfather, " Mr. Siegel said. "He reached a point where, in his eyes, his back was up against the wall. He owned a life insurance policy, but as time went on, the premiums became unaffordable. He faced a difficult choice – one that many seniors face every day. Should he continue to pay the skyrocketing premiums and retain the policy, or let the policy lapse, and get out from under the crushing premium payments?" Mr. Siegel recalled his grandfather’s agonizing decision: “He did what he thought was best at the time – he let the policy lapse. If he had only known that he could have sold his life insurance policy for cash, that knowledge could literally have changed his life."

85% of life insurance policies lapse simply because the policyholders don’t know that they have other options. Mr. Siegel keeps his grandfather’s plight top of mind as the driving force behind Harbor Life Settlements. Its team is dedicated to one principle: helping seniors find out how much they can get in cash from the sale of their life insurance policy.

Here’s how it works:
An individual contacts Harbor Life with their inquiry. The Harbor Life team gathers the necessary information about the person’s health, the type of life insurance policy, the death benefit amount of the policy, and other pertinent details. Harbor Life will then work with specific partner brokers who shop the policy to as many providers as possible, which drives the price of the policy up, giving the senior more money. Doing all this on one’s own can be stressful and time consuming. Harbor Life, with over three decades of experience, can streamline the process, and help connect interested seniors with multiple cash offers for their policy more quickly than other methods of obtaining a life or viatical settlement.

"What it all comes down to is giving control of the situation back to seniors, where it should be," Mr. Siegel explained. "Harbor Life can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated with feeling like one doesn’t have any choice but to let a life insurance policy lapse. We can help people sell their policies so they can get the cash they need to fund long term care, and other expenses. And, if seniors don’t wish to sell their policies right away, knowing how much they could get, if they sold their policy, is a comforting thought, as they face rising costs later in life."

Bringing Clarity to the Life Settlement Industry
Mr. Siegel’s startup company continues to break new ground every day, because: "Our job is to educate as many seniors as possible that they do have a choice when it comes to their life insurance policies. We encourage all seniors to not let their policy lapse before they speak to us, first. We want to help people understand that their life insurance policy is an asset, that they can convert into cash, should they choose to do so."

Right now Harbor Life is being featured in several national television commercials to alert seniors to its life settlement and viatical settlement services. Anyone interested in learning more about Harbor Life Settlements and the services it offers, is encouraged to contact the company.

Contact Harbor Life
Jessi Grogan
jessi@harborlifesettlements.com
(800) 694-0006
+1 (800) 694-0006
https://www.harborlifesettlements.com/contact/

About Harbor Life
Harbor Life Settlements has over 30 years of experience in the industry, gaining them a reputation as a trusted source for those looking to sell their insurance policy for cash. Their qualified agents understand the complexities of the industry and are ready to consult with policyholders about any questions they may have. Visit their website for a free estimate or to learn more about the various services they provide, including life insurance policy valuations, viatical settlements, and life settlements.

Jessi Grogan
Harbor Life Settlements
+1 800-694-0006
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire