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Viatical Settlement Broker

Viatical Settlement: means an activity involved, but not limited to, in the offering, solicitation, negotiation, procurement, effectuation, purchasing, investing, financing, monitoring, tracking, underwriting, selling, transferring, assigning, pledging, or hypothecating or in any other manner acquiring an interest in a policy by means of viatical settlement contracts.

V.S. Broker: means a person that, on behalf of a viator and for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration, offers or attempts to negotiate viatical settlements between a viator and one or more viatical settlement providers or viatical settlement brokers. “Viatical settlement broker” does not include an attorney, a certified public accountant, or a financial planner accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency, who is retained to represent the viator, whose compensation is not paid directly or indirectly by the viatical settlement provider or purchaser.

Registered V.S. Life Agent: means an individual insurance agent, in good standing, who has been licensed as a resident or nonresident insurance agent with a life line of authority in this state for at least five years may operate as a viatical settlement broker without obtaining a license pursuant  ORC 3916 if the viatical settlement broker activities of the insurance agent are incidental to the insurance agent’s insurance business activities as defined in Ohio Administrative Rule 3901-9-02.

V.S. Provider: means a person, other than a viator, that enters into or effectuates a viatical settlement contract. 


Individual Viaticial Settlement Broker Applications:

Business Entity Viatical Settlement Broker Applications:

Viatical Settlement Life Agent Registration Information:


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578
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