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FSCO posts Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) Rollout Guideline

April 1, 2007 by

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has released its Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) Rollout Guideline, which includes, among other things, revised accident benefit claims forms and a Central Processing Agency (CPA), an agent designated to receive accident…

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Slip-and-Fall Injuries: Are They ‘Accidents’ Under SABS?

April 1, 2007 by Donna Ford

Yes, says FSCO. But insurers hope for successful appeals against two recent FSCO arbitration decisions in slip-and-fall cases

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You Have Every Right to Feel That Way!

April 1, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada. Loss adjusters must develop and use many skills, including communication skills. Every aspect of the claims process depends on good communication. When a loss is reported, the initial response…

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OIAA Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition

April 1, 2007 by

More than 150 exhibits from across Canada showcased the latest services and products for the claims industry at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition held Feb. 7, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The…

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A New Skin

April 1, 2007 by Paul Aquino, Publisher

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Claims Canada magazine! In this issue, and in many more to come, we plan to provide perspective and bring insight to many of the issues facing the loss adjusting profession in Canada. And we…

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Adjusting for the Future

April 1, 2007 by Craig Harris

Maintaining the Leadership Position

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Insurers tally BC winter storm claims

April 1, 2007 by

B.C.’s stormy winter of 2007 is expected to result in more than 17,000 claims, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). In total, IBC said the province’s insurers “expect to pay more than Cdn$135 million to help British Columbians…

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El Nino weakens, suggesting more 2007 storms

April 1, 2007 by

El Nio – which moderated storm activity last year – has dissipated, thereby increasing the likelihood of 2007 being an active season, according to Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a consortium of experts on seasonal climate forecasting led by the Benfield…

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Data loss a significant global risk, survey finds

April 1, 2007 by

One in three global businesses see loss of data as a significant threat and the key issue to address in operational risk management planning, according to the latest global risk briefing report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and…

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Preserving Charm in a Changing Industry

April 1, 2007 by Andrea Orazi

If the exterior of a building is a reflection of what lies within, then the independent adjusting firm of Angell, Townson & Williams (AT&W) chose their home wisely. Located within a heritage post office in Aurora, Ontario, the 18-year-old company…

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On the Scene (April 02, 2007)

April 1, 2007 by

Rob Seal has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Canada Limited (CLC). Seal has held many adjusting and management positions during his 20-year career with CLC, most recently as president of Canadian operations. “His…

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Slipping Into Chaos

April 1, 2007 by David Gambrill

Insurance defence lawyers indicate the law is currently in a state of flux when it comes to claims trends