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Mixed responses to bullying in home insurance policies

February 8, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Home insurance can cover parents of alleged bullies who are sued by their victims, but policy wordings vary from insurer to insurer, a lawyer told claims professionals Tuesday. Cyber bullying encompasses many activities, including defamation, promoting hatred against people and

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When drone damage could trigger a home insurance claim

February 8, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

When consumers fly unmanned aerial vehicles as a hobby, will their home insurance policies cover them for any lawsuits arising from property damage or personal injury caused by the drones? For the most part, aircraft is excluded in the wording

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Why are electronic pink slips being held up in Ontario?

February 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s insurance regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), is still examining some of the complexities surrounding electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) before approving their use in the province, offering no timetable to launch EPAI in Ontario. “As

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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Coalition launches campaign to bring ride-hailing to province

February 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business

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Insurers pushing for regulatory approval of electronic pink slips

February 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurers understand the need for electronic proof of auto insurance, but don’t yet have the ability to share this information electronically, Steve Kee, director of media and digital communications with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said in an interview

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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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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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Time has come for national big data strategy

February 5, 2018 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Tech leaders are challenging the federal Liberal government to get serious about reaping the rewards of one of the next big frontiers in the information revolution: big data. Canadian CEOs and academics have been pushing Ottawa for months

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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

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Insurers urged to share cat models to help map flood risk

February 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

Catastrophe models that Canadian insurers use to predict flood damage should be open-sourced, free and accessible to everyone, says the chief executive of an open source cat modelling platform. A common theme at the C4 conference in Ottawa, organized by