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Tribunal sides with Intact in home insurance co-payment spat

June 3, 2021 by David Gambrill

A B.C. homeowner who is listed along with a second person on his home insurance policy has lost his bid to have Intact issue him a payment directly for his own personal items damaged in a flood, instead of issuing

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Restoration firm suing DKI Canada over termination of agreement

May 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Restoration firm DKI Canada Ltd. is being sued in British Columbia by Coquitlam-based Canstar Restorations Limited Partnership, a former member of the DKI network. Allegations in the lawsuit have not been proven in court. Until 2020, Canstar was operating multiple

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Fracking likely to create stronger, more common earthquakes in B.C., study says

May 26, 2021 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

More damaging earthquakes can be expected more often in northern British Columbia as fracking oil and gas wells increases pressure underground, says newly published research. “It makes earthquakes more common and it makes larger ones more common,” said Allan Chapman,

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What B.C. trial lawyers are asking of Canada’s top court in RSA dispute

May 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia is asking Canada’s top court to essentially make a “new law” barring a liability insurer from taking an off-coverage position after starting to defend a tort claim if the insurer previously had “presumed

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Downpours in southeast B.C. raise flood concerns

May 25, 2021 by The Canadian Press

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. – An evacuation alert has been issued for more than 200 homes and businesses in southeastern British Columbia as a weekend downpour and the likelihood of more rain raise the potential for flooding in the Fairmont

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Why wildfire is moving into ‘peak peril’ range

May 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Wildfire is now moving into the range of a “peak peril” type of risk, similar to earthquakes and hurricanes, Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) told Canadian Underwriter recently. Overall, in both Canada and the United States, wildfire risks are starting

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How these auto reforms could reduce liability exposure for hospitality clients

May 10, 2021 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s move towards a form of no-fault auto insurance could wind up reducing liability exposure for commercial insureds in the hospitality and other high-risk sectors, according to a recent blog by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. The province’s no-fault amendments came

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Brokerages will need these new skill sets

May 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

To compete in a digital world, the insurance industry needs to hire data scientists and computer programmers, Virtual Symposium B.C. attendees heard last week. “Every insurance organization is going to look at new roles that they never had before,” said

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Where MGAs could find new capital as Lloyd’s limits capacity

May 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With some commercial coverages becoming harder to place in the hard market, reinsurers are looking to distribute through managing general agents, Virtual Symposium B.C. attendees heard Thursday. “I had two meetings today with two separate reinsurers who are very interested

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How insurers could centralize consumer data — and why they might not

May 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The industry could potentially evolve towards an “open insurance strategy,” similar in concept to open banking, whereby consumers allow third parties access to their insurance data, an insurtech CEO suggests. In Europe, open banking gives consumers access to their banking

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Trans Mountain pipeline operator wins fight to avoid naming its insurance companies

April 30, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Canada Energy Regulator says it has decided to grant a request by the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to protect the identity of its insurers in its regulatory filings. In a ruling, the federal regulator says

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Tribunal quashes small claim from owner of water-damaged strata unit

April 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Your client owns a strata apartment in a high-rise. Water starts coming in from the ceiling from the unit above. The night security guard visits the higher of the two units but neither the occupant nor the security guard can