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Elie receives F5 intensity rating

September 30, 2007 by

Elie, the tornado that ripped through parts of Manitoba on June 22, has been given a rating of F5 intensity, the highest on the Fujita tornado damage scale, — the first officially documented in Canada — according to Environment Canada…

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Challenges of Health Care Levies

September 30, 2007 by Jane Voll

It’s no secret that health care related claims costs in the auto insurance system are rising. We’ve all seen rising personal injury costs on both the bodily injury and accident benefits sides of loss costs. One cost pressure that doesn’t…

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D&O policies may not cover investigative costs

September 30, 2007 by

Canadian corporations need to be cognizant of the type of investigation costs covered in their Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) liability policies, a report from Aon’s Canadian Financial Services Group warns. Companies need to consider whether, and to what extent, it…

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Revolutionary New Rules Proposed for the B.C. Supreme Court

September 30, 2007 by Paul Mcdonnell and Wei Kiat Sun

In July 2007, the British Columbia Justice Review Task Force (JRTF) released a concept draft for new rules that could govern civil procedure in the British Columbia Supreme Court. This initiative, which began in March 2002, is part of an…

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Hail Claims Exceed 5-Year Average

September 30, 2007 by

Saskatchewan’s hail claims have surpassed the other Prairie provinces and are about 10 per cent higher than the province’s five-year average, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association’s hail report, Farmers from the communities of Reward, North Battleford, Meota, Cut…

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Trips,Traps and Jurisdiction

September 30, 2007 by

Melissa Kehrer and John A. Olah

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Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association Annual General Meeting and Conference in Winnipeg

September 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Recent Causation and Privilege Cases Affect Adjusters

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Back and Forth is Costly

September 30, 2007 by Donna Ford

Flood of assessment requests and counter requests into Accident Benefit Claims incurs enormous costs.

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Education Forum: Interview Techniques

September 30, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada

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Ontario court examines “crystal ball” of future loss of income

August 1, 2007 by

A 62-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Windsor, Ont. has been awarded $844,450 in damages–including $714,000 based on a presumed future loss of income between the ages of 65 and 70– or injuries he sustained after being thrown from his bicycle when…

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Alberta storms cause more than $42 million in insured damages

August 1, 2007 by

Storms and flash floods in Alberta on June 5 are expected to exceed $42 million in insured damages, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “In Calgary alone, there have been 3,094 insurance claims so far as a result…

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Catastrophe Preparedness: Ready For The Worst?

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

The claims profession is not immune to the same succession issues facing the insurance and other industries.