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Northbridge Insurance introduces Express Claim—an innovative, digital solution to speed up auto claims appraisals and settlements

April 19, 2018 Northbridge Insurance

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Northbridge Insurance is thrilled to announce the launch of its new claims appraisal service, Express Claim—an innovative solution that allows customers who experience an accident to submit photos of damage to their vehicle directly

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B.C. homes on flood evacuation alert as dam weakens, water levels rise

April 17, 2018 The Canadian Press

OLIVER, B.C. – Flooding across the British Columbia Interior has washed out roads and put homes on evacuation alert. The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 33 from the Mission Creek Bridge to Kelowna is closed in both directions due to

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Sedgwick completes acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey

April 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has completed its acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Cunningham Lindsey, Sedgwick announced Monday. Both Cunningham Lindsey and Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick have offices in Canada. “The combined organization—including the subsidiaries of Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey, with

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Insurers consider weekend storm in Ontario Cat event

April 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Recent severe weather in Ontario, with six inches of ice pellets and winds exceeding gale force in some areas, will most likely be a CAT event, insurance companies report. But with rainfall warnings persisting Monday, one insurer reported more than

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Southern Ontario Ice Storm: Crawford Claims Professionals are on Standby to Assist

April 16, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /insPRESS/ – In the wake of the ice storm that impacted parts of Southern Ontario over the weekend, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. claims professionals and contact centre representatives are on hand to assist those affected by

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Bigger floods coming to Canada: Intact Centre head

April 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If you think the most expensive floods in Canadian history were big, you haven’t seen anything yet. “The manifestation of climate change and extreme weather events is still yet to come,” said Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on

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Industry understanding of wildfire risk needs improvement: CEO

April 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The property and casualty insurance industry needs to get a better understanding of wildfire risk in Canada because we will experience more disasters like Fort McMurray in the future, a reinsurance company executive warned Monday. “We think [the industry] needs

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SPECS establishes new office in Newfoundland

April 10, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

LANGLEY, BC, April 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – SPECS Limited, Canada’s leading independent provider of property damage consulting has expanded its national footprint with the opening of a new office in Newfoundland. The office will be managed by Barry Whittle, a

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Tip to broker leads to undercover auto fraud investigation

April 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

As auto insurance premiums go up, Aviva Canada is going after healthcare providers and legal professionals who are conspiring to submit false or inflated claims. Fraud is a “key” reason auto insurance premiums are rising in Ontario and the government

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30 Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn LLP Host The 12th Annual Big Mingle

April 9, 2018 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, April 9, 2018 /insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering and Blouin, Dunn LLP once again co-hosted one of the most anticipated insurance industry events of the year: The Big Mingle. The event celebrated its 12th year and was held at ‘The

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Up in the Air

April 8, 2018 Sean Tindale, Lawyer, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP

Your client’s liability for negligent drone use is a gray area. Here’s what insurers should consider when assessing the civil liability of drone operators.

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Covering your Interruption

April 5, 2018 Cary Schneider, Partner, Beard Winter LLP; and Greg Markell, President, CEO, Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions

For Canadian businesses, institutions and government agencies, ransomware and cyberbreaches have become an epidemic. Just five years ago, cyber risk ranked Number 15 in the annual Allianz Risk Barometer; this year, it has skyrocketed to Number 2.1 If you have