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Adjusting for the Future

April 1, 2007 by Craig Harris

Maintaining the Leadership Position

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IBC warns of auto fraud ‘swoop and squat’

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March marked National Fraud Prevention Month, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released information throughout the month to help educate about and prevent this type of crime.”Insurance fraud is big business,” said Rick Dubin, vice-president, investigations at the IBC.…

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El Nino weakens, suggesting more 2007 storms

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

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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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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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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

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Keeping the Cap On

April 1, 2007 by Vanessa Mariga

New Brunswick judge releases straightforward decision for keeping auto injury claim under $2,500.

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Focus On Accreditation

April 1, 2007 by Andrea Orazigambrill

Jay Perry, the chair of CCIF's national accreditation committee, sits down with Claims Canada to discuss the progress of national collision repair centre accreditation.

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Criminal Acts: Intentions and Exclusions

April 1, 2007 by Nicole N. Vaz

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled definitively that 'intent' has no bearing on criminal act exclusion clauses

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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!

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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

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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…