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Seeking a Connection

June 1, 2007 by Craig Harris

Technology trends in claims management revolve around some key themes, including a move to bridge or convert from legacy systems, enhanced performance measurement, improved client access to files, claims "portals" and the increased functionality of wireless adjusting solutions. What was...

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Keeping Up Traditions

June 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

It has been 54 years, but Kernaghan Adjusters is still following the same traditions and client care promises today as it was back then.

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NOAA predicting above-average 2007 hurricane season

June 1, 2007 by

There is a 75% chance the 2007 hurricane season will be above normal, according to the NOAA [National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration]. An average season is one in which there are 11 storms, six of which become hurricanes and two…

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Strange Brew: The Trail of the Paisley Snail

June 1, 2007 by William Blakeney

In the classic comedy, Strange Brew, Bob and Doug McKenzie (of SCTV fame) find themselves in crisis when their family unexpectedly runs out of beer on a Saturday night. The brothers are too terrified to tell their father they have…

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No More Broken Telephone

June 1, 2007 by Alberto Maggi

New HCAI system to provide accurate, comprehensive health claims data by capturing it at the source.

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B.C. Supreme Court awards $4.2 million for future loss of income

June 1, 2007 by

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently awarded a widow $6.4 million, $4.2 million of which was for the potential loss of support due to her husband’s death in a 2002 car accident. In July, 2002 Barry Carter was driving…

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The Defence Costs Allocation Dispute

June 1, 2007 by Donald J. Mcgarvey and Alexis N. Moulton

Finding principled solutions and retaining the insured's future premiums

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Refinish Regulations Go Green

June 1, 2007 by Lee Smith

Environment Canada's proposed regulations for mandatory limits on VOC (volatile organic compounds) content in automotive paint refinishing will mean changes for the auto repair and insurance industries. Training and education can ensure an orderly transition so quality is guaranteed, customers...

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Expert Witnesses – Hired Guns or Truth Seekers

June 1, 2007 by Ron Koerth

An expert should not care which side hires them, because the truth is still the truth.

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CIAA’s Ontario Region Educational Seminar

June 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

On May 10, four lawyers from McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd LLP spoke at the Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association's Ontario Region educational seminar about changes to the Commercial General Liability policy, ambiguous wording in policies, changes to the Ontario...

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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