Protect your clients and the ones they love

A major concern for many people who are settling their claims is ensuring that, following their own deaths, their families or dependants will be protected.  Structured settlements offer an excellent solution. Most structured settlements can i...

Important New Developments for Personal Injury Settlements and ODSP

McKellar Structured Settlements has been advocating for seriously injured and disabled Canadians for almost 40 years.  Our dialogue over the last year with the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Ontario has resulted in some landmark ch...

Major ODSP Changes for the Injured

Beginning August 1, 2017, settlements or awards in respect of claims for future medical care and/or pain and suffering are now fully exempt from consideration for ODSP eligibility. Over the past year, McKellar Structured Settlements has been worki...

New Statistics Canada Life Tables suggest little change

On July 12, 2017, Statistics Canada released its updated Life Expectancy Tables (2011-2013). Changes from the 2010-2012 tables are, for the most part, minor. Our website has been updated with the new Life Expectancy Tables.  We will be upd...

19th Annual Women’s Charity Golf Day

Our 19th Annual Women’s Charity Golf Day was once again a huge success! McKellar is pleased to announce that we have reached $303,975 as our 19 year grand total raised for WICC. Thank you to all of our ladies who came out to support such a gr...

You are never too old to structure - a first person account

I thought I was too old for a structured settlement.  I thought structures were only for young people with long lives ahead of them.  How could a structure possibly benefit me? Unlike my parents I do not have a defined pension plan. ...

Hunks v. Hunks Confirms Structured Settlement is not Property

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Hunks v. Hunks1 draws favourable attention to one particular feature of the unrivaled protection offered by structured settlements for personal injury claimants in preserving their settlement funds for their int...

Annuity costs versus Present Values…What’s the Difference?

In SABs claims especially, annuity quotes are often used to determine the value of the various benefits owed to a claimant. The quotes are provided by life insurance companies to the structured settlement broker, and represent a real market value for...

New and Improved!

McKellar would like to introduce to you our new and improved website. With an updated look and easier navigation, the website is also now fully accessible to users. We hope you will continue to visit each month to read the "News" in order to st...

Landmark CRA Ruling for McKellar Impacts SABS Interest Claims

On January 24, 2017, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued an Advance Tax Ruling (ATR) to McKellar Structured Settlements’ Legal Department confirming that pre-settlement interest in Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) cases can be structured. Prior...