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Another province joins class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

October 16, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The Alberta government is joining a class-action lawsuit to recoup health-care costs related to the opioid crisis, the province’s health minister said Tuesday. Tyler Shandro said there were almost 800 fatal overdoses and 4,200 emergency calls related to

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Kernaghan Adjusters Announces New Addition to Alberta Team

October 16, 2019 by Kernaghan Adjusters

EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 16, 2019/insPRESS/ – Kernaghan Adjusters continues to grow their operations in the Alberta market with the addition of a new team member. Russ Fitzgerald CIP, CLA, FIFAA, Vice President Alberta Operations, is very pleased to announce that

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ClaimsPro Appoints Sonia Ryme as Director, Specialty Risk Division in Quebec

October 16, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

MONTREAL, QC, Oct. 16, 2019/InsPress/ – ClaimsPro/IndemniPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCM company, today announced the appointment of Sonia Ryme as Director, Specialty Risk Division (SRD) for Quebec. Ms. Ryme will provide technical oversight

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Kernaghan Adjusters Strengthens Their Presence in Ontario Market with New Hire

October 16, 2019 by Kernaghan Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, Oct. 16, 2019/insPRESS/ – Kernaghan Adjusters continues to enhance their operations in the Ontario market with the addition of a new team member. Dennis N. Schembri CIP, CFEI, Vice President Ontario Operations, is pleased to welcome Daniel Theofanidis

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Want to attract young talent? Here are some tips

October 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

The old saying “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is something insurance leaders need to take to heart when trying to get young people interested in their company, experts told a recent conference. Plastering your company name on the

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New auto insurance policy launched for borrowed vehicles

October 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s financial regulator and an auto insurance group have announced the launch of a new auto policy designed for drivers who don’t own a vehicle. Regulator Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) said Monday the

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Large reinsurer to stop writing oil sands business: Memo

October 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Concerns about climate change from human-produced greenhouse gas emissions may have prompted the world’s largest property and casualty reinsurer to stop writing some business for oil sands sites, according to an unverified document obtained by Canadian Underwriter. Facultative reinsurance covers

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Applied Systems acquires Policy Works

October 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems announced Tuesday it has acquired Policy Works, a major platform for commercial lines business in Canada. The acquisition will extend Applied’s position within the commercial lines market segment, driving greater connectivity and automation for commercial lines brokerages and

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Unprecedented snowstorm leads to state of emergency in Manitoba

October 15, 2019 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Nearly 21,000 Manitoba homes and businesses remained without power early Monday in the wake of a snowstorm that the province’s Crown energy utility said had left an unprecedented amount of damage to transmission lines, towers and more, and

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Provide Connected Payments with FIRST Canada at the 2019 IBAO Convention

October 15, 2019 by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

Toronto, ON, Oct. 15, 2019/InsPress/ –  FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada), the industry leader in insurance payment solutions, is proud to support the 2019 IBAO Convention as trade show exhibitor. Visit the FIRST Canada booth and discover how Connected

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How much does auto insurer owe an injured claimant who cannot go to school?

October 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan’s government-run auto insurer has won a victory of sorts before the Supreme Court of Canada arising from a disputed accident benefits claim, although the carrier lost its key argument. Canada’s top court announced Thursday it will not hear an

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Canadians confused about flood risk, study finds

October 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are seemingly drowning in confusion when it comes to flood risk, according to a recent survey of 1,700 Canadians. The survey on flood risk, commissioned by RSA Canada and World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada), produced some seemingly self-contradictory findings.