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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Jan 8, 2021

Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes John Welton to today’s episode to discuss every single detail in regards to Structured Settlements, what are they, who can benefit from them what does they implies, and the great advantages they provide to their beneficiaries. John joined Henderson Structured Settlements LP as a partner in 2011. He holds the Certified Structure Settlement Consultation title as issued by the University of Notre Dame. He has extensive experience in both Property & Casualty and Life Insurance claims. John has worked as an executive for a number of Canada's leading insurers and has provided consulting services within the North American insurance claims economy. John currently sits on the Foundation Board for Hamilton Health Sciences.


Key Takeaways:

[2:33] John explains what are Structured Settlements and how they work.

[4:45] Why would someone need Structured Settlements?

[9:07] John talks about the responsible management of the funds received.

[12:03] What are the advantages of Structured Settlements from a financial perspective?

[12:31] There are three life insurance companies in Canada that are licensed to sell Structured Settlements.

[16:51] Money does not take care of everything but it does solve a lot of problems.

[18:20] What is the role of Structure Settelemnt in helping to plan the settlement piece?

[24:45] John talks about a research that has been conducted on people who have received money from settlements or after winning the lottery which proves that after 5 years they don´t have any left.

[27:29] John explains why a Structured Settlement is not considered a financial investment.

[29:42] What happens after the structured settlement has been achieved?

[32:45] John talks about the process of a structured settlement.

[35:51] The only thing that can change in a settlement is the beneficiary.

[37:30] John talks to the clients that doubt about Structure Settlement could be the right solution for them.

[43:51] Structure settlement is not about managing risk, it is 100% risk-averse.

[46:13] Can someone who chose structure settlement still apply for government or private benefits?

[50:01] Everything is considered on a case to case basis.

[55:50] “This or that” questions.


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