Canadian Underwriter

Topic
Claims


News ClaimsInsurance

Uber privacy breach could affect 815,000 Canadians

December 12, 2017 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had

News ClaimsInsurance

The untold story of your client’s new corporate policy

December 11, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Your commercial clients may have all kinds of policies in place to reduce risk, but do they know if their employees are complying with the policies once they are published? You might want to double-check with your clients, because it

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Does your claims app verify the car crash photos you’re getting?

December 8, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

A car crashes into a hydro pole. The driver takes pictures of the damage on a mobile device and sends the photos to the insurer through an app to start a claim. How does the insurer know the photos have

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

How autonomous vehicles can reduce your claims payouts

December 8, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

More autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles on the road could potentially result in lower-speed collisions, resulting in a lower severity of damage, a collision repair industry expert told Canadian Underwriter recently. “As we start to see some of these advanced driver

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

New Brunswick moves to protect innocent co-insureds

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New Brunswick tabled amendments to the province’s Insurance Act Wednesday to protect innocent co-insureds in cases of intimate partner violence and property damage. Most home insurance policies exclude payment for loss or damage caused by an intentional or criminal act

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Government farm insurer not asking for documentation to support claims

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario government-owned insurer should be requiring farmers to submit supporting documentation when paying production loss claims arising from harsh weather or disease, the auditor general recommended in a report tabled Dec. 6 in the legislature. Guelph-based Agricorp, a crown

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

The $300,000 bed bug risk and other bizarre home fire claims

November 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials in Ohio say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati, AP reported. Officials say the fire was reported around 11 p.m.

News ClaimsInsuranceLegalMarkets / Coverages

The curious case of who pays for a building flood claim

November 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A negligence lawsuit after a flood—against a company in charge of watching building automation systems—was recently tossed out of court because of the terms of the lease agreement. A plumbing firm paid settlements to tenants after a building flood, and

News CatastrophesClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Frustrated brokers ready to drop carriers over flood confusion

November 24, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Swirling in the eddies of confusion about overland coverage, frustrated Canadian brokers are threatening to drop carriers and are worried about errors and omission (E&O) claims related to overland flood insurance. Canada-wide, there is a “host of wordings out there”

News ClaimsInsuranceLegalMarkets / Coverages

Why an insurer invites mandatory fraud reporting

November 23, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurers in Canada should have no choice but to report to fraud to law enforcement and to industry peers, be it is claims for healthcare services that were not provided or bills for repairs that were never done, an Aviva

News AssociationsClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Provincial brokers hearing consumer demand for electronic pink slips

November 23, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Nova Scotia motorists will probably get permission early next year to present electronic proof of auto insurance without having to carry paper pink slips in their vehicles, the president of the province’s broker association predicts. Insurance Brokers Association of Nova

News ClaimsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Top 3 most dangerous places to drive in Canada

November 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Halifax has the highest collision frequency rate (7.9%) in Canada this year, according to the Allstate Insurance Company of Canada’s 2017 Safe Driving Study. It’s the third consecutive year that Halifax has topped Allstate’s study of collision frequency in Canada.