McKellar News and Blog

Happy Holidays

As we near the end of 2022, we would like to acknowledge how grateful we are for the support of all our clients during our move to a new office, and throughout the continual challenges of the pandemic. In the spirit of the holiday season, McKe...

An Insider’s View on The Importance of Asking Questions

Everyone knows the challenge of learning something new for the very first time.  Even the best experts in the world started out knowing very little of their subject.  Learning a new skill or subject takes time and dedication. At McKe...

Happy International Women's Day

Each year as International Women’s Day arrives, I make some time for reflection – to take stock of the successes and continuing struggles of the women closest to me, and those around the world. I am exceptionally proud to be President of a...

Designing a Structured Settlement Option Without a Crystal Ball

Great news!  You’ve settled your claim and decided to structure some of your funds.  Now, you just have to design the perfect option.  Easy, right?  But, wait.  None of us can predict the future; there are no crystal ba...

Statistics Canada Releases Latest Updated Life Expectancy Data

On January 24, 2022, Statistics Canada released their updated life expectancy tables.  Not surprisingly, this latest update shows a slight decline in life expectancy, due to the impact of COVID-19. In addition to the standard three-year life ...

Congratulations to Rita Levato on Becoming President of McKellar

On behalf of the Board of Directors of McKellar Structured Settlements Inc., and with their unanimous approval, Mary Anne Reuel (Secretary and Treasurer) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rita M. Levato, BA, LL.B., CSSC, to the position o...

Wishing Ralph Fenik a Happy Retirement

Ralph Fenik, FCIP, President and member of the Board of Directors of McKellar Structured Settlements Inc., will be retiring effective December 31, 2021. In 1986, Ralph took a leap of faith and left his role as National Casualty Manager for All...

Season’s Greetings

As 2021 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our clients for their support during another challenging year as we continued to navigate our way through the pandemic and prepare for our move to our new office. In the ...

New Principal at McKellar

Congratulations to Nathan Kikkert on his promotion to Principal. Nathan joined McKellar in 2010 and has worked in a variety of roles within the company, including Brokerage Specialist and Associate.  His knowledge on government benefits a...

Why Isn’t the Structure Funding in the Settlement Documents?

Those of you who work with us know that at McKellar, our Legal Department will assist in ensuring the Final Release or Judgment/Order applicable to your structured file is structure-compliant from a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) perspective.  ...