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Big Data is bringing credit score issue to the fore

July 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

As insurers’ computer databases get exponentially larger, the controversy around the use of credit scores in rating property coverage is getting intense. Customers are asking for “transparency” from insurers on how they price and underwrite insurance, Jean-François Larochelle, director of

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Intact explores blockchain’s insurance potential

July 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

One of the “disruptive promises” of blockchain is the ability to use it for insurance, and Canada’s largest insurer confirmed recently that it is exploring its potential. Thus far, however, blockchain  “is still [a research and development] project” at Intact Insurance, Jean-François

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What your hospitality clients need to know about their liability limits

July 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

In the restaurant and bar business, those serving alcohol are trained to recognize the symptoms of intoxication to prevent an “overservice” problem, and subsequent liability to the business. But what happens when a customer has been drinking in multiple establishments before

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Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked?

July 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

The financial costs of flooding in the Maritimes could increase dramatically by the end of the century under a “business-as-usual climate scenario,” even without accounting for changes people have made to the environment that could increase exposure, according to a

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Why a public insurer may have to cover the liability of a suspended car owner

July 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a priority dispute between insurers, Manitoba’s public auto insurer may be on the hook for the liability of the owner of a vehicle involved in a crash in Ontario, even though MPI had cancelled the car owner’s insurance certificate

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How to give your small business clients an online quote in 3 minutes

July 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

Intact Insurance has launched its new Commercial Property and Liability insurance Quick Quote, a tool designed to give small business owners an insurance quote on their business in about three minutes. The online commercial property and liability quoting tool follows

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Two lesser-known risks in the restaurant industry

July 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Besides the obvious liquor liability risk in the restaurant and bar sector, risk managers should also pay attention to cyber and sexual harassment risks, says a broker with Holmes Murphy who specializes in the area. Over the past few years,

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Aviva Canada announces three new executive appointments

July 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada reported Thursday that it has added to its executive teams in risk, claims and information technology. Bryant Vernon is the new chief claims officer (CCO), Nicole Brouillard is the chief information officer (CIO) and Michel Dionne is the

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Court tosses elderly couple’s 15-year-old auto insurance claim

July 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

Fifteen years after their auto accident, an elderly couple representing themselves in court lost their bid to further postpone their claim against their auto insurer, following years of adjourning trial dates and failing to show up in court. “The trial

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Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor stores

July 26, 2018 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is defending its unique cannabis retail scheme that will sell weed in existing liquor stores amid criticisms the arrangement poses a public health risk. A Halifax psychology professor issued a news release criticizing the model, which

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ClaimsPro Enhances Transportation, Equipment and Cargo Claims Services with Theft Investigation Specialist

July 26, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, July 26, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCM company, today announced the appointment of Richard Swierczynski as Director, Cargo and Commercial Transportation Special Investigations Unit. Richard joins ClaimsPro’s Transportation, Equipment

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Vehicle accident plaintiff loses bid to appeal without paper court transcripts

July 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A motor vehicle accident victim wanting to appeal a personal injury lawsuit award without having to pay to get paper court transcripts has lost her bid to appeal using audio court records. Yolando Girao was injured in 2002 in an