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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

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Stupid pet tricks that cost insurers

June 7, 2018 The Associated Press

ALPHA, N.J. – New Jersey authorities say a dog started a fire when it accidentally turned on an electric stove. The German shepherd and another dog were alone in the Alpha, New Jersey, home when the fire broke out late

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Insuring the Intangibles

June 7, 2018 Adrian Hall, CEO; Corrinne Pollard, Head of Claims; and Sarah Kestle Head of Sales, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Canada; and Xavier Tinguely, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, USA

A shift in the global economy has changed the risks facing Canadian businesses. Companies are now calling for insurance solutions that protect their intangible assets.

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Crawford Establishes Branch in Yellowknife

June 7, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, June 07, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada), Inc. announced a new branch location today in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, bringing Crawford claims professionals closer to the community of Yellowknife and surrounding locations. Katherine Rumford, the managing professional overseeing branch

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Does Canada have the adjusting resources to handle back-to-back catastrophes?

June 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Does Canada’s property and casualty industry have enough resources in place to adjust major catastrophes that occur in tandem or right on the heels of each other? Industry resources in Ontario were tested after a severe ice storm in April,

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Bourret Appraisal Rebrands and Expands via Acquisition

June 6, 2018 MBC Group Ltd.

June 6, 2018 /insPRESS/ – After many years in the construction and restoration industries, Marc Bourret launched Bourret Appraisal in 2000.  As a family-owned business, they grew due to their professionalism and integrity.  Eighteen years later, Bourret Appraisal is known by

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FirstOnSite Restoration bolsters Large Loss team with addition of two industry veterans

June 5, 2018 FirstOnSite Restoration

MISSISSAUGA, June 5, 2018 /insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has strengthened its Large Loss Unit with the addition of Geo Langlois as Large Loss Manager, Canada, and Kelly Langlois as Assistant Project Manager, Large Loss

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Massive Take-Up for New CRU VUE Program Reported

June 4, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Launched only 14 days ago, the new CRU VUE Roof Image Program is currently running 8 separate two-person teams across Ontario and will be adding another 4 teams in the coming week. Since initial roll-out,