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One risk to your client if the neighbouring property is abandoned

June 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Lindsay Bunce got a nasty shock one colder winter day when she and her husband went down to the basement of their Toronto home. “We were surprised to find about two inches of water across our basement and water coming

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Cause of $25 million fire remains under investigation

June 18, 2018 The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – A massive blaze that burned through historic buildings in downtown Brandon last month caused about $25 million in damages and police now say it may have been started by people. Fire crews were called to the Christie’s

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Why mutuals partner with independent adjusters

June 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Small insurers or mutuals may decide to partner with independent adjusting (IA) firms as a way of providing them with flexibility on costs and full-time staff. On May 30, Contractor Connection, a service line of IA firm Crawford & Company

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$400M Ontario windstorm ‘not quite’ the new normal

June 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

If water is the new fire, then what is weather? For Paul Kovacs, executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), weather is definitely what will be taking the lion’s share of payouts in the next quarter century.

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ClaimsPro Announces Specialized Claims Services for Cannabis Industry with a Dedicated Adjuster Team

June 15, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, June 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s largest independent adjusting company is pleased to announce a new claims service designed exclusively to handle first and third-party cannabis claims. This new service is supported by a national team of dedicated

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Robert Rochon joins Sedgwick Canada as Senior Claims Adjuster

June 15, 2018 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, June 15, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce that Robert Rochon will join the team as senior claims adjuster for Sedgwick Canada. “Robert is known for

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‘Spikes’ in marijuana use found after legalization

June 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Will the legalization of recreational marijuana encourage some Canadians to start using pot? In jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized “we see spikes in use at the onset of sales,” Lewis Koski, former director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division,

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Solution addresses staffing demands for claims management

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusting firm Crawford & Company (Canada), Inc. has launched a staffing solution designed to place Crawford claims management professionals in-house at their clients’ place of business to meet staffing demands associated with unexpected leaves, influxes in work volume or

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Toronto’s Eaton Centre mall springs a leak after rain storm

June 14, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Even the iconic Eaton Centre mall wasn’t a refuge from the rain as a storm rolled through downtown Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. Numerous people posted videos on Twitter as water poured from the ceiling of the shopping centre.

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Crawford Introduces Workforce ADVANTAGE Staffing Solution

June 14, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, June 14, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada), Inc. today officially introduces its Workforce ADVANTAGE program to the Canadian insurance market. In response to growing workforce demands of specialized expertise in the industry, Crawford developed this industry solution

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What the May 4 windstorm can teach the industry about catastrophe modelling

June 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

Rare events like the May 4 windstorm that primarily affected southern Ontario often cause the most damage, but are also the most difficult to generalize in catastrophe modelling predictions, according to a Canadian weather forecasting and research firm. “While the

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The untapped potential of telematics in auto claims

June 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Telematics, which records data on vehicle behaviour, is used now mainly for underwriting, but the technology can also provide a treasure trove of information for claims adjusters, one vendor suggests. Auto insurance claims adjusters could potentially use telematics to determine