Seasons Greetings

The Principals, Associates and staff at McKellar wish you all the best for the holiday season. We are thankful for your friendship and support. On behalf of our clients and friends, we have made a donation to Free The Children. Best wishes for a h...

Mobile Apps and Website Calculator Updated

Since the recent change to the Statistics Canada Life Tables, we have updated our website calculator as well as our iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry® Apps. The apps are available immediately for download. Be sure to update them when yo...

McK Halloween

McKellar got into the Halloween spirit today by having a pumpkin decorating competition! Ralph chose the winner...can you guess which one it was?!?!

Tip #3 - Don't forget the Assignment Fee(s)!

You may recall, we previously dealt with instances where the contributing casualty insurer cannot (or will not) agree to own a structured settlement. In those instances, Absolute Assignment is required (see Tip #2 for more detail on that). If Absolu...

Windsor Regional Seminar - October 9, 2013

Lawyers and Adjusters in the Windsor and surrounding area are invited to join us for a complimentary seminar and cocktail reception on Wednesday October 9, 2013.           &nbs...

Mobile Apps and Website Calculator Updated

Since the recent change to the Ontario Discount Rates for 2014, we have updated our website calculator as well as our iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry® Apps. The Android™ app is available immediately for download and the BlackBer...

Ontario Discount Rates for Trials commencing in 2014 announced

2014 Ontario Discount Rates announced. The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General announced the prescribed discount rates for trials commencing in 2014: 0.30% for the first 15 years and 2.5% thereafter. Similarly, the gross-up for inflation w...

Amendments to the Calculation of the Ontario Prescribed Discount Rate

Change to calculation of Ontario Discount Rate Rule 53.09 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure was recently amended with respect to the calculation of the Ontario discount rate for trials commencing after January 1, 2014.  The change effe...

OSFI’s proposed changes to MCT rules will affect P&C insurers’ structure reporting

OSFI proposes changes to MCT rules Included in the myriad of proposed changes to the Minimum Capital Test (MCT) issued by OSFI on May 24, 2013, is a small section that affects the calculation of capital required for structured settlements owned by ...

15th Annual Women's Charity Golf Day

$24,850 Raised for WICC (Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade)!!! Last Monday, June 17th we hosted our Annual Women’s Charity Golf Day in support of WICC. It was a fantastic event, with a sold out tournament of 148 golfers and beautiful weath...