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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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On the Scene (October 01, 2007)

September 30, 2007 by

Fred Plant assumed the role of president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association during the President’s Dinner at the association’s annual general meeting and conference in Winnipeg, Man. Miles Barber, immediate past-president, passed the presidential hat, noting Plant would bring…

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Creation of database to help detect vehicle theft

September 30, 2007 by

To help insurers and other organizations detect vehicle theft, CGI Group, Locator Technologies LLC and National Vehicle Service have announced the creation of a shared database of automobile information for cars in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The new service…

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McLarens Canada partners with Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc.; acquires Vanler Insurance Adjusters Ltd.

September 30, 2007 by

McLarens Canada has partnered with Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc. and acquired Vanler Insurance Adjusters Ltd. Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc. was founded in Montreal in 1987 and, under the successful leadership of John Vena, president, has grown…

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97 defendants now allegedly involved in stolen vehicle ring

September 30, 2007 by

A total of 97 defendants are now allegedly involved in the conversion of vehicles related to 49 stolen vehicle claims, after four civil actions were filed by the ICBC against 95 Lower Mainland residents recently. “ICBC has zero tolerance for…

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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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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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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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The Privacy Balance

September 30, 2007 by Craig Harris

Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has generated a range of reactions from claims adjusters and insurance companies, with some arguing that it's "business as usual" and others revamping how they fundamentally look at privacy. While many...

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McLarens Canada is Picking Up Speed

September 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

It's been an exciting ride for McLarens Canada and there's no plan to jump off the car.

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Identity Theft in Injury Claims

August 1, 2007 by Insurance Bureau of Canada Investigative Services

A growing trend in insurance fraud