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Tornado damage: View from the ground

September 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusters are reporting a wide range of claims from the two tornadoes that tore through the Ottawa-Gatineau area Friday. “The tornado event is considered to be more like a ‘pocket storm,’” Kumar Sivakumaran, vice president of national operations with

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How carriers envision the future of independent claims adjusters

September 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite increased costs of outsourcing claims adjustment, an extreme wind event this past May serves as a reminder that insurers will continue to need independent claims adjusters and brokers should be prepared to field calls from claimants. The future of

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Crawford Acquires JDS Adjusters Ltd.

September 4, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, September 4, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of James, Dube, Spraggs Adjusters Ltd. (JDS Adjusters Ltd.), with locations in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba, effective August 31, 2018. The acquisition supports Crawford’s strategic endeavour to

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The absurd effect of commerce law on claims adjusting

September 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

It is easier for Canadian insurance companies to bring in adjusters from the United States than to move Canadian adjusters from one province to another, due in part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), speakers said at the

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How these independent claims adjusters lost their jobs

August 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Some employees of Canadian independent adjusting firms have been shown the door due to bad behaviour that the #MeToo movement is bringing to the forefront, company CEOs said at the recent Canadian Claims Summit. In terms of harassment in the

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New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 20, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, ON, August 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and

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Regulator allows adjuster to co-own a moving company that sells to insurers

August 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a clear conflict of interest case, the Insurance Council of B.C. has allowed an insurance adjuster who co-owns an adjusting firm with his wife to double as a minority owner in a moving and storage company that sells its

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Flood report: The city that saw a month’s worth of rain in under three hours

August 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

A “pocket storm” that dumped a month’s worth of rain on the City of Toronto in less than three hours Tuesday night has resulted in mostly sewer back-up and flooding claims, with few commercial losses, according to claims adjuster ClaimsPro.

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Claims adjuster fined $4,000 for failing to properly inform insured about coverage

July 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

A Quebec claims adjuster has been fined $4,000 for failing to inform an insured about an insurance carrier’s rights under the insurance policy, and for not promptly responding to emails from the insurer. Philippe Morin was charged with two counts

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How much it cost the industry when baseball-sized hail hit western Canada

July 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

A severe storm that affected parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in mid-June resulted in more than $90 million in insured damage, according to data released by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Strong winds and large hail – in some

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CRU GROUP welcomes new USA, Senior Business Development Leader

July 20, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, July 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President and CEO of CRU GROUP, today announced the hiring of Laura Pastore as the new Vice President U.S. Business Development for Catastrophe Response Unit USA.  “This is a huge coup for CRU”