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Dedicated prosecutor way to increase sentences

March 31, 2008 by

Ontario needs a dedicated insurance prosecutor, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says. This would help to ensure that cases move faster to trial, reducing the number of arguments of delay in the Court system, according to Rick Dubin, vice…

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ICBC introduces new “write-off” program

March 31, 2008 by

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is now offering a New Vehicle Replacement Plus program, allowing a vehicle to be written off if the damage exceeds 50% of its market value. Program members suffering a write-off would receive a…

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Don Roach of Aon

March 31, 2008 by

The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) added an extra splash of red and white to this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations when it hosted its annual Wine and Cheese reception on Feb. 14, 2008. Guests indulged in fine culinary offerings and…

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Crawford restructures global operating structure

January 31, 2008 by

Crawford & Company announced a new operating structure that includes a smaller Global Executive Management team and four business units. The new units will include legal settlement administration as well as the information and communications technology division. In addition, Crawford…

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2007 cat claims likely US$6.5 billion for P&C insurers

January 31, 2008 by

Property and casualty insurers in the United States are expected to pay US$6.5 billion to homeowners and business for property losses from 23 catastrophes in 2007, according to preliminary analysis by ISO’s property claim services (PCS) unit. This is the…

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Evaluating Claims Documents

January 31, 2008 by

A SERIES OF ARTICLES PROVIDED BY THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF CANADA

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Go-kart on private track is not an “automobile,” Ontario’s top court rules

January 31, 2008 by

A go-kart operated on a private track is not an “automobile” according to the standard Ontario automobile insurance contract, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in Adams v. Pineland Amusements Ltd. Denis Potvin was driving a go-kart on a track…

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WICC Golden Horseshoe Region

January 31, 2008 by

WICC Golden Horseshoe Region (GHR) held its inaugural pub night, Cruisin’ Back to the ’50’s Sock Hop on Sept. 27, at Arney Pub of Mohawk College in Hamilton. People in the industry dusted off their poodle skirts, tied up their…

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Fellow of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

January 31, 2008 by E. Brian Gough

Because of a clearly defined mandate to provide leadership for Canada’s independent adjusters through advocacy, education and recognized professional standards, the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA) has two programs leading to the granting of a professional designation, the Chartered Loss…

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Ice Storm today may generate twice the losses than a decade ago

January 31, 2008 by

A recurrence of the 1998 Ice Storm today would result in total insured losses of between US$1 billion and US$3 billion — potentially twice the US$1.3- billion cost incurred in 1998, according to a retrospective report by Risk Management Solutions…

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Brian Taylor Award

January 31, 2008 by

Lori Swetnam, CIP (Hons) of The Co-operators is shown with Fred Plant, current National President of CIAA receiving The Brian D. Taylor Professional Award for her accomplishment as the Top Chartered Insurance Professional in New Brunswick. •

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ORIMS Christmas Luncheon (February 01, 2008)

January 31, 2008 by

The Ontario Risk & Insurance Management Society’s (ORIMS) annual Christmas Luncheon in December attracted hundreds of festive industry partygoers to the Sheraton Centre Toronto, home of the Toronto 2008 RIMS Canada Conference (September 21-24, 2008). In the spirit of giving,…