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Will roadside marijuana tests be upheld in court?

May 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

The ability to properly test marijuana impairment with roadside devices remains front and centre seven months after legalization, with at least one possible legal fight brewing. “I think our big issue in Canada, whether it’s a roadside test or from

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Brokers urged to unite with insurers to end Alberta cap

May 7, 2019 by David Gambrill

With a new government in Alberta, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is calling for a united front with the broker channel to come up with a new auto reform package and put an end to the province’s 5% cap

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Mould tops Canadians’ flooding concerns – emergency survey touches on perils of water

May 7, 2019 by rosemary

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 7, 2019/insPRESS/ – Emergency Preparedness Week is upon us (May 5-11), but it may seem like cold comfort to the people who have been evacuated after rivers have flooded Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario due to snowmelt, rain

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Why it’s ‘time to stop talking’ about the Marshall report

May 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Two years after David Marshall released 30 recommendations for reforming auto insurance in Ontario, it’s time to focus on what the current government is actually proposing, a consultant suggests. “I think it’s time to stop talking about Marshall and focus

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An explainer on the Ontario government’s move to review highway speed limits

May 6, 2019 Adam Burns - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s government plans to launch a review of speed limits on provincial highways, with the transportation minister musing that some of those roads can safely handle traffic at 120 kilometres per hour. Here’s a look at the context

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Should insurers offer incentive for remote water shut-off?

May 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client owns a multi-storey commercial or residential building and installs a system that lets them shut water off immediately if necessary, how easy is it to get a break on insurance? “To the best of our knowledge there

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Hub acquires full-service Saskatchewan brokerage

May 6, 2019 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Saskatchewan brokerage Kelliher Agencies. Headquartered in Kelliher, Sask., the brokerage is a full-service, independent insurance brokerage that provides personal, commercial, farm and specialty products insurance. “Its focus

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Policy Works releases cloud-based analytics for commercial lines

May 6, 2019 by Steve Pieroway

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 6, 2019/insPRESS/ – Accessing commercial lines analytics has been a challenge for insurance brokers. Until now. Policy Works introduces the first out-of-the-box suite of commercial lines analytics that incorporates policy and workflow data. Here is a short

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What auto insurance brokers should keep in mind if cash settlements are banned

May 3, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers need to understand both the upside and downside to a “care not cash” clause in an accident benefits policy so clients can choose an option that fits their needs, says an Ontario auto insurance expert. The Ontario government is

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Is Ontario about to see electronic pink slips?

May 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

Is electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) just around the corner in Ontario? Industry scuttlebutt is that the new Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) will allow the use of EPAI this summer, possibly as early as June. Canadian

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Maltman International Appoints New Managing Director (UK)

May 3, 2019 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, ON,  May 3, 2019/InsPRESS / – Kyle Winston, President of Maltman International, and CEO of CRU GROUP, today announced that Tim Danbury has joined the company as Managing Director (UK) for Maltman International reporting to Jeff Hughes Senior VP

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Peel Mutual Insurance Selects Deloitte’s InsurCloud as its New Policy, Billing, and Claims Administration System

May 3, 2019 Peel Mutual Insurance

BRAMPTON, ON, May 3, 2019/insPRESS/ – CNW /Peel Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest members of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, is pleased to announce today that it has selected Deloitte and its InsurCloud solution as its new policy,