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CRU’s Environmental Claims Team Now OSHA HAZWOPER Certified

March 6, 2019 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 6, 2019 /insPRESS/ – Jim Back, Director of CRU GROUP’s Environmental Division, today announced that CRU’s 350+ Environmental Certified Adjusters have obtained their 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER License, in addition to the two-day course they have already completed

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CSIO 2019 Members’ Meeting Features Keynote Speaker Charles Dugas, Head of Insurance at Element AI

March 6, 2019 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 6, 2019 /insPRESS/ – CSIO is pleased to announce Charles Dugas, PhD, Head of Insurance at Element AI as the keynote speaker for the 2019 CSIO Members’ Meeting and Reception. The annual meeting takes place on Tuesday, April

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The insurance implications of digital healthcare

March 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

As the digital healthcare market continues to evolve, the insurance industry in Canada should consider gaps or exclusions in current policies and the need for a bespoke option. Digital healthcare will include a focus on two areas: Telemedicine – remote

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The impact of legacy systems on AI implementation

March 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Legacy systems have long been the scourge of the industry and they are one of the things standing in the way of artificial intelligence (AI) implementation, a speaker suggested last week at the Technology Conference in Toronto. “There’s a

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Insurer reveals distracted driving punishment statistics

March 5, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan police impounded 87 vehicles because the driver was distracted, the province’s auto insurer announced. It is illegal in Saskatchewan to hold, view or manipulate an electronic communication device while driving. There is an immediate roadside vehicle impoundment if the

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How this city is mitigating autonomous vehicle risk

March 5, 2019 Ramesh Santanam - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PITTSBURGH – Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last

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Join FIRST Canada for the first Calgary Broker Bash of the year

March 5, 2019 by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

CALGARY, AB, MAR. 7, 2019/insPRESS/ – FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) invites you to the first Calgary Broker Bash of the year taking place at National on 8th on Thursday, March 21.  This popular industry event provides a great social atmosphere

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ClaimsPro Strengthens its Alberta Presence with the Acquisition of New West Adjusters

March 5, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 5, 2019 /insPRESS/ –  ClaimsPro today announced that it has acquired Alberta-based New West Adjusters (NWA). New West Adjusters is an independent adjusting firm that has been providing claims services to the insurance industry throughout Alberta since 2004.

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One simple way to reduce the severity of barn fires

March 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Enhancing building codes to include early detection systems could help generate a faster response in the case of farm fires, said Ken Worsley, who leads Cowan Insurance Group’s national agri-commercial industry practice. Early response systems include things like heat, fire

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Maurice Tulloch appointed CEO of Aviva plc

March 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Maurice Tulloch, the former president and CEO of Aviva Canada from 2009-13, has been appointed CEO of the London, U.K.-based Aviva plc, effective Monday. Tulloch joined Aviva in 1992 and was appointed to the board of Aviva plc in June

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How to save insurers $1.3 billion a year on claims administration

March 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Artificial intelligence will become a “big time saver” for claims adjusters and will eventually allow the industry to save billions a year in costs, one researcher says. For auto claims, insurers are already using AI to make recommendations on whether

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Winter storm shuts down schools, disrupts travel in Maritime provinces

March 4, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Schools and government offices across the Maritimes were closed Monday as a snowstorm swept across the region, the second nasty blast of winter in as many days. A blustery mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain enveloped