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May windstorm largest insured event in Ontario in five years: CatIQ

June 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

The early May windstorm that struck Ontario and parts of Quebec topped $410 million, the costliest insured event since the 2013 Toronto floods, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said Friday. The majority of the damage from the windstorm –

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Jose Landrove joins Sedgwick Canada as Executive General Adjuster

May 31, 2018 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, May 30, 2018 /insPRESS/– Sedgwick is pleased to announce that Jose Landrove will join the team as executive general adjuster with the Major and Complex Loss division of Sedgwick Canada. “We are very excited with the addition of Jose to

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Devious ways your clients are trying to get better auto rates

May 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Territorial ratings have prompted some Ontario motorists to lie about where they live on their applications in order to get a lower auto insurance rate, so brokers need to caution clients on the importance of telling the truth, a local

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Ugly trend in auto claims so far this year: OSFI data

May 30, 2018 by David Gambrill

Federally regulated Canadian property and casualty insurers have paid out $535 million more in auto claims during the first quarter of 2018 than they did during the same period last year, according to financial results posted by Canada’s solvency regulator.

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Contractor Connection Partners with Peel Mutual Insurance Company

May 30, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

KITCHENER, ON, May 30, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Contractor Connection®, a Crawford & Company global service line and the leading global contractor managed repair provider for property repairs after an insurance claim, announced today its partnership with Peel Mutual Insurance Company (PMI),

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How new overland flood policies affect disaster assistance eligibility

May 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Given recent flooding in Grand Forks and other areas of B.C., questions remain about the interplay between overland flood policies and how Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) in B.C. factors into the response. Various insurance coverages for overland flood are new,

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City of Vancouver files claim against owners of vessel that leaked fuel in 2015

May 29, 2018 Canadian Press

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city has filed a federal court claim against the owner of a vessel that spilled fuel into English Bay in 2015, as part of the city’s continuing effort to get compensation for its response

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FirstOnSite Restoration Reinforces Leadership Team in British Columbia

May 28, 2018 FirstOnSite Restoration

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 28, 2018 /insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has fortified its leadership team in British Columbia with the promotion of Erik Hecht to Director of Operations, and the addition of Frank Wood as

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This percentage of consumers believe auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice”

May 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nearly half of customers polled for an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) survey believed that committing auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice” in B.C., with most saying that claims contain an “element” of fraud. The survey of 1,373

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Winter tires cut auto insurance claims frequency: CAA

May 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Winter tires reduce the frequency of auto insurance claims, the head of the Canadian Automobile Association’s Ontario auto insurer suggested Wednesday. “Claims are reduced when people have winter tires on their cars, especially driving in climates like we have in

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JENSEN HUGHES Accelerates Growth with Addition of Forensics Services to Edmonton Office

May 28, 2018 by Alexandra Jones

EDMONTON, AB, May 28, 2018 /insPRESS/ – JENSEN HUGHES, the global leader in safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting services, is proud to announce the addition of Forensics capabilities to its Edmonton office. In addition to six other offices

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Out of control B.C. wildfire one of the largest of 2018 season

May 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Members of the public are no longer allowed in the area around Allie Lake, B.C., where one of the first large wildfires of the 2018 season is blazing out of control. The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued