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ClaimsPro Announces Specialized Claims Services for Cannabis Industry with a Dedicated Adjuster Team

June 15, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, June 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s largest independent adjusting company is pleased to announce a new claims service designed exclusively to handle first and third-party cannabis claims. This new service is supported by a national team of dedicated

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Robert Rochon joins Sedgwick Canada as Senior Claims Adjuster

June 15, 2018 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, June 15, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce that Robert Rochon will join the team as senior claims adjuster for Sedgwick Canada. “Robert is known for

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‘Spikes’ in marijuana use found after legalization

June 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Will the legalization of recreational marijuana encourage some Canadians to start using pot? In jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized “we see spikes in use at the onset of sales,” Lewis Koski, former director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division,

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Solution addresses staffing demands for claims management

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusting firm Crawford & Company (Canada), Inc. has launched a staffing solution designed to place Crawford claims management professionals in-house at their clients’ place of business to meet staffing demands associated with unexpected leaves, influxes in work volume or

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Toronto’s Eaton Centre mall springs a leak after rain storm

June 14, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Even the iconic Eaton Centre mall wasn’t a refuge from the rain as a storm rolled through downtown Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. Numerous people posted videos on Twitter as water poured from the ceiling of the shopping centre.

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Crawford Introduces Workforce ADVANTAGE Staffing Solution

June 14, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, June 14, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada), Inc. today officially introduces its Workforce ADVANTAGE program to the Canadian insurance market. In response to growing workforce demands of specialized expertise in the industry, Crawford developed this industry solution

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What the May 4 windstorm can teach the industry about catastrophe modelling

June 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

Rare events like the May 4 windstorm that primarily affected southern Ontario often cause the most damage, but are also the most difficult to generalize in catastrophe modelling predictions, according to a Canadian weather forecasting and research firm. “While the

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The untapped potential of telematics in auto claims

June 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Telematics, which records data on vehicle behaviour, is used now mainly for underwriting, but the technology can also provide a treasure trove of information for claims adjusters, one vendor suggests. Auto insurance claims adjusters could potentially use telematics to determine

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The new threat facing Fort McMurray (and other parts of Western Canada)

June 11, 2018 by Jason Contant

With hundreds of claims from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire still unresolved as of late last month, Alberta residents could be forgiven for still worrying about wildfire risks in their own backyard. The Canadian Press recently reported that as of

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CRU Group Expands USA Operations

June 11, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, June 11, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President and CEO of CRU GROUP, today announced a significant broadening of the companies’ operations in the United States. The expansion is being led by Paula Holladay, USA Operations Manager. Reporting to

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More hurricanes, or just better detection?

June 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Is the number of Canadian hurricanes getting larger, or are we just better at detecting them? Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC), raised the question during a webinar on the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

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Workers comp bars Ontario auto accident victim from suing in bizarre double-crash

June 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

In an auto accident claim involving back-to-back crashes, a woman who lost both her legs after being hit by a car is barred from suing the driver because the car that had carried her to the scene of the accident