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What needs to be done to address independent adjuster mobility

December 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA) has proposed a “national emergency licensing protocol” to address mobility issues facing independent adjusters in Canada. It has also proposed a national licensing qualification, a longer-term solution that would require legislative changes to Insurance

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Does CGL’s duty to defend apply to the insurance policy as a whole?

December 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

An insurer’s duty to defend under a provision in a commercial general liability (CGL) form is applicable to the insurance policy as a whole, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta has ruled. In a decision released Friday, the court

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What could drive reinsurers away from some markets

December 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Reinsurance is extremely important but could get too expensive in certain areas, industry leaders said at a recent event. Some insurance companies today are “dialing up their reinsurance protection – property and cat risk in particular in the United States,”

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Why Ozzy Osbourne is a factor for actuaries to consider

December 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Properly segmenting data within an “ocean” of information can make the difference between champ and chump, speakers suggested at KPMG’s recent insurance conference. “I think the biggest change that most people are grappling with is the amount of data that

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Paid Recreational Cannabis Legalization: Are your HR policies ready?

December 10, 2018 David Smagata, DAS

  Did you know, medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 1999? Since then there have been numerous amendments to the laws, as well as a significant increase in Canadians who have purchased medical cannabis. According to Health Canada

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Sandra Harkaway Power joins Sedgwick as field adjuster in Canada

December 10, 2018 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, ON, Dec. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/– Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce that Sandra Harkaway Power has joined its Canadian loss adjusting team. Sandra Harkaway Power | field adjuster Harkaway

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Cira Health Solutions Appoints New Medical Director

December 10, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Cira Health Solutions (Cira), a trusted national provider of independent medical assessments, is pleased to announce a new member to its executive management team with the appointment of Michael Schweigert, MD, FRCPC, P.Eng., MBA

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Local Restoration Company Opens to Serve Thunder Bay

December 10, 2018 by rosemary

THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/  – National home and commercial restoration company, Rainbow International, would like to announce the opening of a new location in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Rainbow International Restoration of Thunder Bay is owned by Jim

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Insurer calls for online database of auto fraud perps

December 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Health clinics and auto repair centres involved in auto insurance fraud should be named in an online database that is easily accessible to consumers, Aviva Canada suggests. “The fact that there is a small but sophisticated minority out there who

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What the top court said drivers need to beat an impaired charge

December 7, 2018 by David Gambrill

Impaired drivers need more than just speculation to prove that a breathalyzer test may not be valid – they must put forward evidence to prove it, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The decision is of interest to the

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What could stop insurers from being ‘uberized’

December 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Amazon and Google may disrupt the insurance industry some day, but don’t expect either of these firms to start underwriting, suggests the head of one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers. “The Googles and Amazons of this world might

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Is your client liable for canoeing while impaired?

December 7, 2018 by David Gambrill

Yes, it is a criminal offence for your client to canoe while impaired. The Ontario Court of Justice recently ruled that canoes are in fact “vessels” under the Criminal Code. The question came up in a trial of an Ontario