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Public insurer’s Top 5 fraud cases of 2018

January 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has released its annual Top 5 list of insurance fraud cases for 2018. The list is compiled based on the unique circumstances of each fraud, financial savings to MPI ratepayer and “investigative excellence in unearthing the

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Beginner’s guide to insuring pot

January 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

After nearly three months of recreational marijuana being legal in Canada, insurers are still trying to wrap their heads around a sector with no track record and lots of uncertainty. For specialist insurer CFC Underwriting, there is still some caution

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The first priority for the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

January 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Reforming auto insurance is top of mind for Jeff Gatcke, the new president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. “Our Number 1 priority would be working with insurance companies and the government on changes to the auto insurance product

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McDougall merges with Barrie, Ontario brokerage

January 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

McDougall Insurance Brokers of Belleville, Ont. announced Tuesday it has merged with Barrie-based Dusome Insurance Brokers. The combined firm has 34 offices, including Kingston, Peterborough, Deep River, Pembroke, Orillia, Trenton, Cornwall and Oshawa. Dusome’s 11 employees will join McDougall as

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Ontario wants to hear from consumers about how to lower auto rates

January 9, 2019 by David Gambrill

The Ontario government is inviting drivers and consumers to share their views on how to lower the province’s auto insurance rates, part of a broader initiative on auto insurance reform. “The previous government’s failed system of stretch goals on auto

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Rocky Cross Construction Victoria, GUS Announce New Partnership

January 9, 2019 Gus Group Inc.

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 9, 2019 /insPRESS/ – René-Charles Landry, President of GUS ( is pleased to announce that GUS has partnered with established restoration company Rocky Cross Construction (Victoria) Ltd. ( in Victoria, BC. The addition of RCC Victoria to the

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AssessMed Announces the promotion of Lisa Ulrich to Senior Executive Director, Alberta Business

January 9, 2019 AssessMed

MISSISSAUGA,  ON, Jan. 9, 2019 /insPRESS/ – AssessMed’s ownership and senior management staff are pleased and excited to announce Lisa Ulrich’s promotion to Senior Executive Director,  Alberta Business. Lisa has more than 12 years of experience in the IME industry.

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Crawford Launches End-to-End Claims Management Solution for Transportation Clients

January 9, 2019 Crawford & Company

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 8, 2019 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company®, the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities, has launched a unique, industry-focused transportation solution. This comprehensive set of claims management

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SouthEastern Mutual Insurance Company Successfully Launches the Insurance Business Solution (IBS) through Mutual Concept Computer Group Inc. (MCCG)

January 9, 2019 SouthEastern Mutual Insurance Company

RIVERVIEW,  NB, Jan. 9, 2019 /insPRESS/ – SouthEastern Mutual Insurance Company has successfully implemented the Insurance Business Solution (IBS®) for their enterprise back-office solution through partnership with MCCG and the MCCG client community. The IBS product provides SouthEastern with enhanced technology

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Paid Recreational Cannabis Legalization: Are your HR policies ready?

January 9, 2019 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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Hub acquires Canadian employee benefits firm

January 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

Chicago-based global brokerage Hub International announced Tuesday it has acquired British Columbia-based employee benefits and pension brokerage TRG Group Benefits and Pensions Inc., the 13th such acquisition since last year. “Hub continues its strategy of assembling best-in-class capabilities and entrepreneurial

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Why Canadian insurers are reticent to enter the cannabis space

January 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

With signs of a hard insurance market in Canada, it appears that a lot of insurers are still reticent about entering the cannabis space. “When an insurance cycle goes a little bit harder, when insurers are trying to put their