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How Alberta brokers are faring with hail claims

June 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers with clients in northeast Calgary are getting overwhelmed with claims from the June 13 storm, a board member of the province’s association says. “You can just hear the exasperation in their voice when you talk to them, and the

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How pandemic could complicate claims adjusting after Alberta hail storm

June 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic could complicate the movement of adjusters if help is needed from south of the border to deal with the aftermath of the recent southern Alberta storm. “I think customers by and large are recognizing that it’s complicated

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Alberta drivers push back against no-fault

June 9, 2020 by Adam Malik

Albertans would rather stick with its at-fault auto insurance system than switch to a no-fault program, according to a new survey. More than six in 10 Albertans (61%) surveyed told Nanos Research that they prefer at-fault over the no-fault system.

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Alberta imposing steep penalties but no charges on first time impaired drivers

June 5, 2020 by Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta has introduced legislation that would add hefty fines and penalties for first-time impaired drivers but would not have them face a criminal charge. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer says the proposed change would reduce backlogs in courts and

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Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 by Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

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Chief medical health officer eases COVID rules in Alberta flood areas: premier

April 29, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Premier Jason Kenney says the province’s chief medical officer of health is relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions for people who are dealing with flooding in northern Alberta. Kenney says in a tweet sent out late Tuesday that

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Alberta investigating COVID 19 outbreaks at two major beef processing plants

April 23, 2020 by Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta has launched workplace safety investigations into two beef processing plants afflicted with COVID-19 outbreaks. Shawn McLeod, deputy minister of Alberta Labour, said there are probes underway at the Cargill plant near High River and at the JBS

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What a ‘made-in-Alberta’ no-fault auto insurance regime would look like

March 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Moving to a no-fault system would help alleviate the pressures being put auto insurance costs in Alberta, and would be a unique model in the Canadian market, according to the head of the province’s brokers. “We feel this will kick

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Is Alberta next for no-fault insurance?

March 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Alberta will move to a no-fault system for auto physical damage if the province’s brokers have their way. That’s just one of 20 legislative and regulatory changes the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) has recommended to Alberta’s Auto Advisory

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Alberta strikes panel to review auto insurance, won’t bring back rate cap

December 27, 2019 by Dean Bennett – THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta is reviewing auto insurance in the province to ensure that the industry can remain viable and drivers can get affordable coverage. Finance Minister Travis Toews says Albertans are paying some of the highest rates in Canada but are having