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Hitching a ride: How risky is carpooling during COVID 19 pandemic?

May 29, 2020 Melissa Couto - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Whether it’s giving your neighbour a ride to the grocery store, or letting a friend borrow your car, health experts generally advise against sharing a vehicle during the COVID-19 pandemic. But like many coronavirus-related scenarios, determining the probability of infection

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Car sharing service Turo says launch into B.C. market is ‘imminent’

May 28, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Fans of car-sharing services in British Columbia are about to get another option within weeks of the closure of two other car-share businesses in the province. Turo, which describes itself as the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform,

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How these two auto insurers rate Gender X differently

May 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Pembridge Insurance Company plans to start rating motorists who identify themselves as ‘Gender X’ in Nova Scotia, charging Gender X motorists the same as women, the province’s regulator announced Tuesday. Through its Pembridge unit, Allstate writes home and auto insurance

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B.C. businesses grapple with new health protocols as reopening begins Tuesday

May 19, 2020 Brenna Owen - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – As some British Columbia businesses prepare to reopen their doors on Tuesday when the province enters the second phase of its COVID-19 restart plan, others say they’re holding off while they grapple with new health protocols. Claire Wyrostok

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How to ensure social distancing while road-testing drivers

May 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is resuming road tests – suspended since mid-March – for some drivers. SGI had suspended driving tests in order to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. And so how to resume testing while social distancing

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Covid-19 Webinar (Part 2): Cyber Security in a Remote World

May 12, 2020 by Canadian Underwriter

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Should removing winter tires be a priority during pandemic?

April 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

As summer approaches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a key question is whether motorists with winter tires are getting their seasonal tire changes. Keeping winter tires on during the summer increases the risk of aquaplaning because winter tire

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Fairfax predicts court’s reaction to legislated retroactive BI policy changes

April 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If laws get passed retroactively changing business interruption policy wording so that pandemic losses now get covered, insurers will likely launch legal challenges that will be looked at by high court judges, Fairfax Financial CEO Prem Watsa suggests. During Fairfax’s

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How Ontario is responding to surety writers’ COVID-19 concern

April 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Concerns from surety bond providers have prompted the Ontario government to make one change, effective this Thursday, to the state of emergency during the pandemic. As it stands, an emergency order suspending limitations means liens against construction projects technically never

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B.C.’s move to no-fault

April 8, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

What the province’s changes to auto insurance mean for drivers, brokers, and the legal system

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This type of claim should dry up in Ontario with COVID-19

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the Ontario government ordering the closure of bars and nightclubs, this should eliminate – temporarily – one category of commercial liability claim. “I don’t think claims will be launched against commercial hosts at this time,” said Mouna Hanna, an

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What COVID-19 means for your insurance education

March 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

COVID-19 has shifted the Insurance Institute of Canada’s April exam session into the first three weeks of June, a move that affects students taking winter semester courses in the Institute’s Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), General Insurance Essentials (GIE) and Risk