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Catastrophe Response Unit Delivers when Big Insurer Clients Call

May 10, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, May 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President and CEO of CRU GROUP, announced today that 5 of Canada’s largest property insurers had already sought and received significant assistance from CRU GROUP’s Catastrophe Response Unit Inc. within the past week.

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CatIQ releases updated toll of April ice storm damage

May 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The mid-April ice storm in southern Ontario and Quebec cost insurers more than $190 million, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) said Thursday. CatIQ has reported more than 15,000 insurance claims, including 1,800 car collisions, due to the storm. Strong winds,

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Belair court victory exposes how clinics can abuse auto claims system

May 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Belair Direct has succeeded in quashing an auto insurance claim that illustrates how rehab and assessment clinics can potentially abuse Ontario’s accident benefits law. In its ruling in Belair Direct Insurance Company v. Green, an accident benefits case, the Ontario

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Trains suspected as starting grass fires in Prairies

May 9, 2018 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – An extremely dry spring in the eastern Prairies has meant an early start to fire season and in some cases trains are being suspected as the cause. “It is tinder dry,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment

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Ontario, Quebec wind storm to test industry capacity: Crawford

May 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

The wind storm that struck Ontario and Quebec on May 4 and 5 will significantly test the capacity of insurers, independent adjusters, call centres and restoration contractors, Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc. told Canadian Underwriter Monday. Generally speaking, wind claims

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Ontario ice storm estimated to cost insurers up to $164 million

May 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The historic ice storm in Ontario and Quebec in mid-April could cost the insurance industry more than $150 million in damage claims, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claim Services unit reported Thursday. PCS’s preliminary estimate of a catastrophe event April 14-16

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How traumatized witnesses of van attack could make a case for accident benefits

May 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Auto insurers whose customers were witnesses to the April 23 van attack in north Toronto could be paying accident benefits claims if those witnesses have medical evidence that they suffered psychological injury, an insurance law expert suggests. Eight women and

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Officials warning B.C. flooding this year may be worse due to 2017 wildfires

May 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. The warning

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ClaimsPro Appoints Chantal Rhodenizer as Director of Insurer Management Services

May 2, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

MARKHAM, ON, May 2, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCMcompany, today announced the appointment of Chantal Rhodenizer as Director of Insurer Management Services. Ms. Rhodenizer has been with ClaimsPro since 2014

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New Brunswick floods: ‘This could get very uncomfortable,’ officials warn

May 2, 2018 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – People were being urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday as rising floodwaters threatened to surpass record-setting water levels in areas along the Saint John River, with one fire chief warning residents: “This could get very uncomfortable.”

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Early April storm in Ontario, Quebec causes $85 million in insured damage

April 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

A windstorm in early April is estimated to have cost insurers more than $85 million, mostly from home insurance claims in Ontario, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The April 4-5 storm brought severe rain and freezing rain,

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‘Countless’ accident benefits claims will arise from Toronto van attack

April 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Accident benefits claims arising from the April 23 tragedy in north Toronto could cost insurers millions of dollars, an insurance lawyer suggested Thursday. Eight women and two men were killed and at least 14 more injured Monday after a rental