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WINMAR recently held a site tour / open house at the LM Group of Companies

March 31, 2008 by

WINMAR recently held a site tour / open house at the LM Group of Companies location in Mississauga to celebrate WINMAR Corporate announcing the sale of WINMAR Toronto to Luis Salazar, president of LM Group of Companies (LMGP), David Machado,…

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Primer on Liability Claims Investigation

March 31, 2008 by

Investigating liability claims requires many skills. Adjusters must identify and answer questions about coverage under the policy and about whether liability will be assessed against the insured. In addition to using common sense, adjusters must use their analytical skills to…

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Claims 2008 conference luncheon

March 31, 2008 by

OIAA president Alan Gallagher presented a cheque from the OIAA for Cdn$12,400 to Big Brothers/Sisters of Canada at the Claims 2008 conference luncheon. Attendees were treated to a talk from Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space, about his experiences…

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Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2008 Conference and Exhibition

March 31, 2008 by

Exhibitors were ‘working the show’ and ‘showing their work’ with over 150 exhibits from across Canada showcasing the latest services and products for the claims industry at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2008 Conference and Exhibition held Jan.…

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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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Dead Flies and Bad News

March 31, 2008 by

Recent trends in nervous shock and practical tips for adjusting claims for psychiatric damage.

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The Insurance Institute of Ontario’s Toronto Convocation & Awards Night

March 31, 2008 by

Rt. Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, former governor general of Canada, was the keynote speaker at The Insurance Institute of Ontario’s Toronto Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 24, 2008. She spoke to the group of nearly 200 graduates and their guests…

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CICMA/CIAA Ontario’s 40th Annual Joint Conference

March 31, 2008 by

CICMA/CIAA Ontario’s 40th Annual Joint Conference was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Jan. 29. Emcee Brian Maltman opened the meeting and introduced the various speakers of the day. The session began with a few words from CIAA…

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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

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