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B.C. auto claimant wins dispute over ‘declared value’ in total loss

November 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has been ordered to pay an extra $5,000 to a client whose vehicle was badly damaged on a trip from California. In Link v. ICBC, released Nov. 25, the province’s civil resolution tribunal ruled

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Prime minister approves request for military help as Newfoundland deals with flooding

November 26, 2021 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved a request for military assistance for southwestern Newfoundland, where road washouts from a punishing rainstorm have left the region cut off from the rest of the province. Trudeau issued

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Two examples of good ‘social’ practices under ESG

November 22, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Having clear policy wording is one component of the “social” part of environmental-social-governance (ESG) practices, suggests senior official with Canada’s financial services regulator. “It’s increasingly clear that insurers need to focus on policy wording to avoid adverse court decisions as

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What OSFI’s insurance head says about return-to-work

November 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Staff retention, professional development and the risk of worker isolation are among the factors the industry needs to think about when deciding on an approach to working remote or in the office. “As the pandemic eases and restrictions are lifted,

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The evolving value of the claims sector

November 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

While the traditional view of claims is that it sits towards the back of the value chain, that is changing, a speaker said Wednesday during KPMG’s 30th annual insurance conference. The evolving role of claims was one of four macro

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Supreme Court of Canada rules against BC trial lawyers in disputed subrogated Ontario auto claim

November 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia had its way, auto insurers would have an incentive to go the “extra mile” in trying to find reasons to deny claims, two Supreme Court of Canada judges suggested in a decision

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How Ontario direct compensation-property damage affects temporary loaner vehicles

November 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario insurer that wrote optional collision coverage for a client is not on the hook for damage to a loaner vehicle borrowed by that client while that client’s own vehicle was in for repair, a judge wrote in a

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What FSRA says about the ‘take all comers’ auto insurance rule

November 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s auto insurance regulator is taking aim at insurers who avoid issuing auto policies to people living in certain cities or who did not buy a property polices or are otherwise off-side the “take all comers” rule. The Financial Services

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How much Intact has improved its personal property loss ratio

November 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As home insurance prices continue to climb, Intact Financial Corp. reported an underwriting profit in personal property in the latest quarter, despite higher-than-normal weather catastrophe losses. The personal property line “should operate” with combined ratios below 95% “even with severe

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Why Intact is paying out less on total auto losses

November 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is maintaining a mid-80s combined ratio on its Canadian personal auto book of business, with a slight decrease in the severity of total losses. At Intact, the severity of claims on auto physical damage was 5% higher

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Is B.C.’s 2021 wildfire season the worst on record?

November 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s 2021 wildfire season was severe, but it wasn’t the costliest on record from a suppression standpoint, according to a summary report from the BC Wildfire Service. Between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2021, a total of 1,610 wildfires

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Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association names new president

November 8, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Jeff Edge, president of Leading Edge Claims Services Inc. in Fonthill, Ont., is the new president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA). He is the 37th president of the association, which represents more than 1,800 independent adjusters across Canada.