Independent Life is the first and only life insurance company to focus exclusively on the structured settlement market.


We have assembled a team that puts our trust in each other to work hard each and every day to deliver an industry leading customer service experience for our clients and for payees.

It is our mission to partner with structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder associations that prioritize the “best interests” of personal injury victims, as well as the continued growth of the structured settlement market.

James D. Atkins, FSA, MAAA

Chief Executive Officer

George Luecke, J.D.

President & Chief Strategy Officer

Donald J. Herrema

Vice Chairman and Chief
Investment Officer

J. Todd Hagely, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher M. Bua, J.D.

Senior Vice President of Sales

Patrick J. Hindert, J.D.,

Vice President of Business

Heather Murphy

Senior Structured Settlement Specialist