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THE ADJUSTERS’ DIPLOMAT

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Counting both independent and in-house insurance adjusters among its member base, the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) requires a special breed of leader. The captain of this team must respect and grasp the sometimes contradictory priorities of its different faction members. Garth Roscoe is the leader as well as referee on the adjusting field.

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U.S. cat losses continue

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe losses continued to dampen U.S. property and casualty underwriters’ results for the third quarter of 1998, according to A.M. Best Company. The industry’s net income for the period fell 15% from the previous year’s level, due to higher underwriting

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On The Move (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

St. Paul Canada recently appointed Brad Tamblyn to the position of assistant vice president-Ontario region, responsible for leading the Corporate Accounts Underwriting team which markets commercial insurance products. Tamblyn has 16 years of experience including a significant background in liability

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DCLI captures first policy

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

DCLI Underwriters has issued its first policy under its new program, Defendant’s Commercial Litigation Indemnity (DCLI), president Pierre Gregoire recently told Canadian Underwriter. DCLI insures pending litigation that is either uninsured or underinsured. “In this case, the litigation was totally

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Letters (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Dear Sir: I am surprised with your “informative” article on “Containing BROKER MANAGEMENT system costs” (CU, November Issue). I’m surprised that a management consultant wrote this article, without performing any kind of review of most of the options available today

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Canadian Perspective

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian aviation insurance market is relatively small in the global picture, notes Mike Wills, manager of marine and aviation at Royal & SunAlliance. The Canadian industry’s total aviation net premiums amounted to Cdn$83.8 million for 1997 compared with the

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ALERT Fraud 2000

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

By Stephen Markson, a director of Forensic Systems Group and Craig Malcolm, managing partner of Forensic Accounting & Investigative Services Regardless of whether the new millennium starts on January 1, 2000 or 2001, its advent will provide abundant opportunities for

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A fair shake?

January 1, 1999 Don Turner, an Adjusting Consultant

I am often asked what my profession is. Instead of saying, “insurance adjuster” I often respond “an arson investigator”. I choose the latter for simplicity and to avoid a volley of complaints from the public over perceived injustices in the settlement of claims.

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Paying the Dues of Diligence

January 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

KPMG’s 7th annual Insurance Issues Conference, held in November at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel, focused on the effectsof industry consolidation on medium and small-sized insurance players.

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SIZING UP IN: a TUG of WAR

January 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

A battle of brawn and wits has begun among service providers to the insurance industry in response to the rapid consolidation taking place at the primary company level.Faced with a changing landscape, service providers are looking for new opportunities and

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Lindsey Morden shaves off Hambro interests

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Lindsey Morden Group has sold Hambro Assistance (HA) to Eastgate Group Limited of London England for $132.4 million. HA, which provides telephone helplines and other assistance services in the United Kingdom, is a unit of Lindsey Morden’s Hambro Insurance Services

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CSIO SHAKEUP

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Last month Howard Moran, in his capacity as board chairman of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO), announced the resignation of Len Ashby as the organization’s president. Although an outspoken critic of the political dabbling of both companies