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Two minor fender benders lead to $362,000 award for future care

February 6, 2018 by David Gambrill

A B.C. woman has received a court award for $362,102 in damages after developing a debilitating neck pain following two minor fender benders that occurred three years apart. Even though the court reduced the award from what the injured driver

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Politicians push for impaired driving prevention week

February 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With the federal government preparing to legalize recreational marijuana by no later than July, politicians from the three major parties spoke Friday in favour of designating the third week of March National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. “Marijuana legalization will result

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InsurTech Growth Program launched in Canada

February 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada and tech scaleup company OneEleven have partnered to launch what they call the largest InsurTech Growth Program in Canada. Ryan Spinner, head of digital and innovation at Aviva Canada, told Canadian Underwriter that insurtech is rising and its

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Two key fundamentals for selling cyber cover

February 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers seeking to sell cyber insurance are advised to do two things: 1) develop a close business relationship with underwriters who are subject matter experts in cyber insurance, and 2) do as much up-front work with the prospective client as

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Disaster planning: How to get insurance funds to evacuees

February 5, 2018 by David Gambrill

Insurance professionals should be planning in advance how they will get emergency funds into the hands of their insured clients during a natural catastrophe, a senior Intact Insurance executive told the C4 2018 conference in Ottawa Friday. Finding alternative ways

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Adjuster solves mystery of fire in the firehall

February 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fire claims investigations can certainly highlight life’s ironies. Consider the case of the firefighters who were called out to a blaze one day at about 3 p.m., only to return to the station and find a fire blazing in their

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Why brokers placing cyber should ask about outbound firewall rules

February 5, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

While brokers are usually not computer geeks, those who place cyber insurance can ask some basic questions to gauge their clients’ risk and figure out whether they overlooked a major security precaution known in tech jargon as outbound firewall rules.

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On Side Restoration Announces Crystal Graveson, Branch Manager of NEW Barrie, Ontario Branch

February 5, 2018 by On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

Barrie, ON Feb. 5, 2018 /insPRESS/ – On Side Restoration is excited to announce their new branch opening as of March 2018 in Barrie Ontario with industry veteran Crystal Graveson taking the helm as Branch Manager. Jay Kielt, Regional Manager

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Excluded drivers can still claim accident benefits, court rules

February 5, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Drivers excluded from coverage on their own policies can still claim accident benefits on the policies of other drivers, as long as they weren’t driving the vehicles from which they were excluded coverage, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled

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Why insurers aren’t rushing to offer earthquake insurance in Quebec

February 4, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian insurers are not rushing in to correct a gap in earthquake coverage in eastern Canada right now, primarily because they have a lot of risk on their plates already, an industry representative told the C4 2018 conference in Ottawa

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Is storm-ravaged Alberta insurable?

February 4, 2018 by David Gambrill

Alberta has experienced a disproportionate share of the extreme weather catastrophes in Canada over the past decade, causing insurers to question whether the province is a viable place to do business. The question was raised Friday at the C4 conference

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How the feds are changing vehicle safety in Canada

February 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A bill affecting vehicle safety recalls and emerging automotive technologies could soon become law with the passage Wednesday in the House of Commons of Bill S-2. Bill S-2 brings “one of the most significant changes” to the 47-year-old federal Motor