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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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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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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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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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Alberta trial lawyers launch Charter challenge against province’s automobile insurance minor injury cap

April 1, 2007 by

The Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) has officially started its Charter challenge of the Alberta government’s automobile insurance minor injury policy in the Court of Queen’s Bench (Calgary) before Mr. Justice Neil Wittmann. ACTLA President Arthur Wilson, Q.C. says…

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2006 represents third-mildest catastrophe loss year since 1990

April 1, 2007 by

At US$15.9 billion, insured catastrophe damage in 2006 represented the third-mildest loss year since 1990, according to a Swiss Re sigma report [No 2/2007]. Of these insured losses worldwide, natural catastrophes accounted for US$11.8 billion of the total. Storms caused…

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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’

April 1, 2007 by

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.…