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Why thieves love the older models of Ford pickup trucks

December 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ford trucks once again topped the list of most-stolen vehicles in Canada, according to the latest report from Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). But the thieves don’t want the new models: it turns out that nine of the 10 most

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Chain of Command

December 4, 2019 By Emily Atkins, Freelance Writer

TD Insurance now owns several auto repair centres, yet another example of an insurer buying into the supply chain

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The ‘silent assassin’ in this liability coverage

December 2, 2019 by Jason Contant

We’ve all heard of ‘silent cyber’: potential cyber exposures contained within traditional property and liability policies that may not implicitly include or exclude cyber risks. But what about a ‘silent assassin’ in a policy? “Technology-related areas are a silent assassin

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Why an insurer has to pay brake repair costs under this optional policy

December 2, 2019 by Jason Contant

Is the cost to repair vehicle brakes covered by an optional Autoplan policy in British Columbia? Yes, if the fact situation is similar to a small claims dispute recently heard by the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal. In Driedger v. ICBC,

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Why Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Lloyd’s

December 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $5.6-million court award in favour of Lloyds Underwriters and one of its Quebec-based shipowner clients has been restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., released Nov. 28, means a section of the

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Why there needs to be a refresh of policy triggers for this E&O coverage

November 29, 2019 by Jason Contant

There needs to be a complete refresh and rethink of policy triggers for healthcare liability insurance to make sure it’s up to speed for the digital age, a specialist insurer said. With traditional insurance for medical malpractice, a type of

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One positive trend in the P&C industry’s third-quarter results

November 28, 2019 by David Gambrill

Canada’s federally-regulated property and casualty insurers appear to be getting a handle on their property lines claims ratios, although auto lines are still in trouble, according to third-quarter industry results released by the country’s solvency regulator, the Office of the

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Removing crane downed in Halifax during Dorian cost $2 million: minister

November 28, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s transportation minister says the cost of removing a construction crane that toppled in downtown Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian is at least $2-million. Lloyd Hines says the province is examining invoices from an engineering firm and

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How insurers view Quebec’s new tough-love drunk driving laws

November 27, 2019 by Jason Contant

Drivers in Quebec who are found guilty of a second impaired driving offence will be required to drive vehicles equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device for the rest of their lives, the province’s government-run accident benefit provider said Monday.

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Intact wins priority dispute over rental car coverage in standard auto policy

November 22, 2019 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling in favour of Intact Insurance Company in a priority dispute over who is afforded coverage when operating a rental vehicle. In a decision released Thursday, the appeal court found that liability coverage

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How to accelerate your analytics journey in the IFRS 17 world

November 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

As the 2021 deadline for IFRS 17 implementation rapidly approaches, insurers would be well-advised to consider a data hub strategy to accelerate their journey to analytics, a speaker stressed last week at the Canadian Insurance Accountant Association’s Fall Technology Seminar.

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Ontario brewery loses $2.1 million in cyber attack

November 21, 2019 The Canadian Press

KITCHENER, Ont. – Waterloo Brewing Ltd. says it has lost $2.1 million in what it calls a social engineering cyberattack. The Ontario brewery says the incident occurred in early November and involved the impersonation of a creditor employee and fraudulent