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Officials warning B.C. flooding this year may be worse due to 2017 wildfires

May 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. The warning

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DAS Canada partners with Northbridge Insurance to protect homeowners from legal expense exposures

May 3, 2018 DAS Canada

TORONTO, May 3, 2018 /insPRESS/ – DAS Canada is proud to announce a new partnership with Northbridge Insurance, designed to protect Northbridge Insurance’s Onyx customers from legal expense exposures. “We are excited to partner with DAS Canada to offer Legal

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Why mutuals are concerned about banks sharing data with fintechs

May 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) Wednesday called on Parliament to withdraw two sections from proposed Bill 74 that would allow chartered banks to share their customers’ banking data with fintechs. CAMIC and its 76 member companies are

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Industry close to consensus on insurer-broker connectivity

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry in Canada is getting close to consensus on connectivity between insurance brokers and carriers, an Applied Systems executive said Tuesday at the company’s Executive Symposium in downtown Toronto. “I truly believe that we are fairly close to

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Retailers ‘should be able to detect’ cyber attacks: lawyer

May 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A breach of customer payment card information involving Saks Fifth Avenue has taken a cyber risk lawyer by surprise. In July 2017, “malware began running on certain point of sale systems at potentially all Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH

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ClaimsPro Appoints Chantal Rhodenizer as Director of Insurer Management Services

May 2, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

MARKHAM, ON, May 2, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCMcompany, today announced the appointment of Chantal Rhodenizer as Director of Insurer Management Services. Ms. Rhodenizer has been with ClaimsPro since 2014

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Brokercore Announces Integration with My Proof of Insurance eDelivery Solution

May 2, 2018 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, May 2, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Brokercore Inc. has announced that it will integrate CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution into its broker management system (BMS) product. Integration enables brokers to send customers digital policy documents for personal and commercial

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Industry responds to trial lawyers’ report on auto insurance

May 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association has updated a three-year-old report suggesting that the Ontario auto insurance industry is far more profitable than the industry thinks – an assertion that insurers say is “simply false.” Released Tuesday, the report, Price Regulation

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New Brunswick floods: ‘This could get very uncomfortable,’ officials warn

May 2, 2018 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – People were being urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday as rising floodwaters threatened to surpass record-setting water levels in areas along the Saint John River, with one fire chief warning residents: “This could get very uncomfortable.”

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How to stop a wildfire

May 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian municipalities will join a national effort on May 5 to reduce wildfire risk to local homes and environments in anticipation of this year’s wildfire season. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an annual, national program launched by FireSmart Canada, in

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce joins chorus of calls for electronic pink slips

May 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the latest organization to call on the provincial government to allow insurers to offer an electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) and other insurance documents. In a resolution passed during OCC’s annual general

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Risks your client faces if it buys a former gas station

May 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The owner of a “brownfield” polluted commercial property in British Columbia has lost its bid to have the property considered worthless for tax purposes. Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd., situated about 80 kilometres east of Vancouver, owns commercial property that was