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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

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Tens of thousands without power in southern Ontario due to windstorm

April 4, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A powerful windstorm is sweeping through southern Ontario, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and disrupting travel in the air and on the roads. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the region, saying

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Solera Canada (Audatex) acquires Fluttrbox for on-demand inspections

April 3, 2018 Solera Canada (Audatex)

TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Solera Canada (Audatex) announces the acquisition of Montreal-based Fluttrbox, an emerging provider of on-demand aerial property inspections. The innovative software platform created by Fluttrbox, in conjunction with drone and other aerial technology, delivers granular property

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Despite late notice to claimant, court green-lights priority dispute between insurers

April 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a priority dispute between insurers over accident benefits payments, the claimant does not necessarily have to be notified about the priority dispute at the same time as the other carrier, the Ontario Court for Appeal has ruled. The major

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Envista Forensics Announces Acquisition of SAMAC Engineering

April 2, 2018 Envista Forensics

Toronto & Atlanta, GA /insPRESS/ – Envista Forensics, a global multidisciplinary forensic consulting firm, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of SAMAC Engineering Ltd., a Calgary, AB based forensic consulting firm. With this acquisition, Envista reinforces its strategic position

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A government that actually followed through on its promise to reduce tax on insurance premiums

March 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador can thank the province’s improved financial situation for a lower tax burden on auto insurance premiums in 2018. If the province’s financial situation continues to improve, the government said it might consider reducing the tax

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Kernaghan Adjusters Relocates Whistler Office and Welcomes New Staff, Michael Unger and David Johnston

March 26, 2018 by Kernaghan Adjusters

Whistler, B.C., March 26, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kernaghan Adjusters relocates Whistler operation and welcomes Michael Unger, Sea to Sky Corridor Manager and David Johnston, Senior Adjuster. Michael Unger CPCU, MMS, MAS brings a wealth of insurance industry knowledge and expertise

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For taxi drivers, mum’s the word on reporting losses

March 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Taxi cab companies and drivers are not reporting losses promptly (or at all), thereby escalating taxi insurers’ claims costs in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a taxi claims review submitted to the province’s Public Utilities Board. “The factor identified by

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Southwestern Ontario storm that flooded Brantford cost insurers $57 million

March 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

A February storm that affected Brantford, Ont., as well as other areas of southwestern Ontario and Quebec, is estimated to have cost more than $57 million in insured damaged, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said Tuesday. Between Feb. 19

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If a car is parked in the forest, is it fraud?

March 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Out of sight, out of mind? That expression could be used to describe a recent Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) fraud case in which a hunter, deep in the backwoods of the Interlake, was amazed to come across a car in

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Desjardins’ weather alerts: sign of a preventative insurance model?

March 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) will soon launch severe weather alerts allowing consumers to take pre-emptive steps to protect their property from potential damage. The move is indicative of a larger trend towards a preventative insurance model, as found in

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End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuit

March 16, 2018 Dan Ralph - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Arland Bruce III won’t be having his day in court. The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it won’t hear Bruce’s concussion lawsuit against the CFL and former commissioner Mark Cohon. The decision came after two B.C. courts, the Supreme