J.G. Wentworth & Company Inc. says it now is buying annuities in 47 states.[@@]

Insurance agents and brokers can help consumers sell all or part of annuity income streams through J.G. Wentworth brokerage general agents, according to J.G. Wentworth, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

J.G. Wentworth estimates that U.S. consumers may want to sell annuities backed by more than $60 billion in assets in any given year.