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Did the other driver admit fault? Get it in writing.

September 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

B.C.’s small claims court found no fault with the way the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) assessed liability for a motor vehicle accident, despite a complaint that the insurer did not follow up on an admission of guilt by

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Intact loses court battle over voiding auto policy for misrepresentation

September 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If an Ontario auto insurer discovers a client made a material misrepresentation or non-disclosure in its application, could the insurer treat the policy as invalid to being with? Not now. Or at least, not if the fact situation is the

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IBAO Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Finalists

September 26, 2019 by Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 25, 2019/InsPress/  — The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) congratulates this year’s Awards of Excellence Finalists across newly expanded categories: Affiliate, Young Broker, Brokerage—10 Licensed Brokers and Under, Brokerage—Over 10 Licensed Brokers, and Innovation. “By expanding

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DAS Launches Webinar on Legal Expense Insurance Claims Handling (October 15 and October 17, 2019)

September 26, 2019 by DAS Canada

TORONTO, ON – September 26, 2019 /insPRESS/ – DAS is almost halfway through its Fall 2019 webinar series, customized for insurance industry professionals, to help them understand Legal Expense Insurance and how it protects their commercial clients from everyday legal

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David Marshall on why Quebec’s auto insurance system works — and Ontario’s doesn’t

September 25, 2019 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s hybrid no-fault/tort insurance system has created a fundamental misunderstanding between private insurers and consumers over the purpose of insurance, which is driving up costs for insurers and consumers alike, says the former Liberal government’s special advisor on auto insurance.

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25-day auto rate approvals? You’re not dreaming….

September 25, 2019 by David Gambrill

There’s a new sheriff in town, and Ontario’s freshly-minted auto insurance regulator is gunning for auto rate approvals in 25 days instead of the usual six months. Tim Bzowey, executive vice president of auto/insurance products of the Financial Services Regulatory

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What brokers can learn about customer service from an airline, a steakhouse and a boot shop

September 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Eighty percent of CEOs believe they provide great customer service, according to a recent survey from IBM. However, only 8% of customers believed they receive such service. That disconnect could be killing your brokerage. “If you’re sitting here right now

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EMRG Canada Appoints Anthony Tuson as National Director / COO

September 25, 2019 EMRG Canada

Toronto, ON, Sept. 25, 2019/InsPress/ – EMRG, one of Canada’s leading networks of Restoration Companies across Canada, has further strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Anthony Tuson, CIP, CRM.  Anthony will fill the role of National Director /

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CSIO Confirms My Proof of Insurance Solution Satisfies eSlip Regulatory Requirements

September 25, 2019 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

Toronto, ON, Sept. 25, 2019/InsPress/ –  CSIO is pleased to share that the My Proof of Insurance industry solution satisfies the regulatory requirements set out by each province that has approved the use of electronic proof of insurance (eSlips). My

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Canadian Broker Network announces the 2019 Underwriter Awards

September 25, 2019 Canadian Broker Network

Toronto, ON, Sept. 25, 2019/InsPress/ – Canadian Broker Network (CBN), Canada’s leading network of independent insurance brokers, is pleased to announce its’ 2019 Underwriters of the Year.  CBN members have personally selected these individuals as having met and exceeded our

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Did Dorian create a capacity issue for claims adjusters?

September 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

Even though post-tropical storm Dorian knocked out power to about 80% of homes and businesses in Nova Scotia, and left thousands more without power in the other Atlantic provinces, claims adjusters were well-equipped to deal with its aftermath. “In the

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Why now is the time to shine for risk managers

September 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

Facing increasingly difficult market conditions means now’s the time risk managers can prove their true worth, one expert told a recent panel. Steve Pottle, director of risk management at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., said that as renewal costs