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MGB’s continued claims services to the commercial/ industrial markets following Fort McMurray flood

May 14, 2020 MGB Claims Consultants

TORONTO,ON, MAY 14, 2020/insPRESS/  – MGB Claims Consultants Inc., Canada’s leading commercial/industrial and complex claims management firm, continues to provide claims support in Fort McMurray in response to the April flooding event. The MGB team is on site to assist

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Lower auto claims frequency may not translate into reduced claims severity: Intact CEO

May 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your auto client base is driving less because of the pandemic, then its claims costs should drop in proportion. Right? Not necesessarily, suggests the head of Canada’s largest auto insurer. Intact Financial Corp. looked at its database of driving

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AssessMed’s ‘S.A.F.E.R. Way’ takes no shortcuts to protect assessors and examinees

May 13, 2020 AssessMed

MISSISSAUGA, ON, MAY 13, 2020/insPRESS/ – As we begin to see restrictions gradually lifted in the various provinces across Canada, AssessMed has shared the additional measures they have taken to protect assessors, examinees, and staff as they once again begin

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Crawford’s Contractor Connection celebrates 10th anniversary in Canada

May 8, 2020 Crawford & Company

TORONTO, ON, MAY 8, 2020/InsPRESS/ – Contractor Connection, a division of Crawford & Company, is pleased to announce that May 11, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Contractor Connection in Canada. Over the course of ten years, Contraction Connection, an

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CRU GROUP honoured to assist with Fort McMurray devastation

May 5, 2020 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, MAY 5, 2020/insPRESS/ –  Unlike the 2016 wildfire, Fort McMurray residents and business owners only needed to evacuate for one week before returning to their properties after the recent flood. Assessing the damages and working through the necessary

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How this reinsurer views property risk in Fort McMurray

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Some properties affected by the current flooding in Fort McMurray, Alberta, were also affected by the massive wildfire in 2016 but despite the multiple tragedies, the properties are still considered insurable. “Property in the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta is

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How to exclude business interruption during pandemic

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial insurer does not want business interruption covering a pandemic-related exposure, how should the policy be worded? One insurance defence lawyer would advise the carrier to add a section entitled ‘Pandemic/viral/bacterial infection’ to the list of exclusions. “I

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Why it’s hard to determine liability when a plaintiff catches coronavirus in nursing home

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Liability insurers and courts could be entering uncharted legal territory when dealing with class-action lawsuits against nursing homes or long-term care homes in which residents have become sick and died from the coronavirus. In some cases, a question before a

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Chief medical health officer eases COVID rules in Alberta flood areas: premier

April 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Premier Jason Kenney says the province’s chief medical officer of health is relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions for people who are dealing with flooding in northern Alberta. Kenney says in a tweet sent out late Tuesday that

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear coverage dispute over fatal motorcycle accident

April 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada announced it will hear an auto liability coverage dispute involving RSA Canada, insurer of a motorcyclist who had alcohol in his system while holding a probationary licence. The motorcyclist, Steven Devecseri, was killed May 29,

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New evacuation order in B.C. as flooding affects central Interior

April 24, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A flood warning has been issued for a river near Prince George, British Columbia, after it rose nearly 35 centimetres in a day. The B.C. River Forecast Centre, which assesses water supply, flood risk and predicts flows in

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Easter winds may have come just shy of first pandemic-era Cat event

April 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

High winds affecting various areas in Eastern Canada Monday will not necessarily result in a catastrophe event for property insurers, but it’s too early to tell for sure. Early Environment Canada forecasts suggested the storm could potentially lead to the