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Alberta auto cap leading to broker-carrier contract cancellations

January 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Alberta’s ceiling on auto rate increases is causing some brokers to lose their contracts with carriers. In Alberta, as a general rule carriers may not hike rates by more than 5% across their book of business. “It has resulted in

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Crawford® Expands Servicing Capabilities in Northern Ontario with the Addition of Blair Boilard and Team

January 14, 2019 Crawford & Company

TORONTO, ON, Jan. 14, 2019/insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Crawford Claims Solutions, northern Ontario operations with the addition of Blair Boilard and his team, operating out of Elliot Lake and Espanola

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Forensic Science Group to Host First Annual Expert Witness Colloquium

January 14, 2019 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, JAN. 14, 2019/insPRESS/ – The Forensic Science Group (FSG) will be hosting the first annual Expert Witness Colloquium where leading expert witnesses and lawyers will present case studies on the three most common areas of forensic science investigation in

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B.C. broker banned for misapplying premium funds “for years”

January 11, 2019 by David Gambrill

A B.C. broker repeatedly in hot water for misapplying thousands of dollars worth of insurance premium funds over several years has had his Level 3 licence permanently revoked. In addition, Insurance Council of B.C. fined Antony Ronald Fransen $7,500 personally

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How emergency generators can help reduce insured losses

January 11, 2019 by Jason Contant

Emergency generators not only temporarily provide electricity during a power outage, but can also mitigate property damage and help reduce insured losses, says a new report from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). These generators can help reduced insured

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How boating accident sparked dispute between insurers

January 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A court decision released this past Wednesday clarifies what should happen if your client is sued and covered by more than one insurance company. Melissa Shawbonquit filed a lawsuit after she was injured in a boating accident in July 2016.

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How this insurer detects distracted drivers

January 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer is checking to see whether some of its auto insurance clients are using their phone while driving. If your auto client is insured by Intact under its My Driving Discount program, Intact can detect

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Launch of the APRIL Canada rental website

January 11, 2019 April Rental

LAVAL, QC, Jan. 14, 2019/insPRESS/ –  After launching the only Unpaid Rents and Damage by Tenants insurance for Ontario and Quebec landlords, APRIL Canada goes a step further with the launch of its website , by Charlotte MALAURIE, Residential National

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All provinces saw rate increases in Q4 2018: Applied

January 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

Evidence of a hard market in personal lines in Canada was apparent in Applied Systems’ latest quarterly Applied Rating Index, released Tuesday. The Q4 2018 index found that average premiums for personal auto and personal property lines increased by more

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New, revised CAIB expected by fall

January 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is hoping to be able to present a new, revised Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) program to the broker community by this fall. The new content will address 10 broad broker competency areas

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Safety recall affects 1.7 million vehicles in North America

January 10, 2019 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of

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Paul Kubrakovich joins EFI Global as Project Manager in Edmonton

January 10, 2019 by Sedgwick

EDMONTON, AB, Jan. 10, 2019 /insPRESS/ EFI Global, a full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services has appointed Paul Kubrakovich, B.Sc. to the role of Project Manager for EFI Global in its