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IBAO’s stance on electronic termination of coverage

November 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers should be allowed to terminate auto policies electronically if consumers consent, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s CEO says. In its budget document released Nov. 5, the Ontario government said the next phase of its previously-announced “blueprint” for auto

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What happened to this therapist who was convicted of insurance fraud

November 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An Ajax, Ont. woman who billed claimants and insurers for therapy services that were never performed has lost her bid to appeal her criminal convictions to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2008, a motor vehicle accident victim went to

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Broker suspended for passing off client’s cancelled vehicle plates as his own

November 10, 2020 by David Gambrill

A B.C. broker has been suspended for two years and fined $1,000 for passing off a client’s cancelled vehicle license plates as his own, giving the appearance that his vehicle was insured when in fact it wasn’t. Ping Hong (Gary)

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Insurer urges principles-based regulation: ‘You don’t need to tell me exactly what I can do and what I cannot do’

November 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The insurance industry needs principles-based regulation instead of a system with rules for every situation, an Allstate Canada official suggests. “If you have a good system that creates boundaries and guiding principles, and you make sure that nobody violates that,

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Intact’s take on regulating commercial ‘middle players’

October 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Government and the industry should take a close look at the structure and regulation of “middle players” in the commercial property and casualty insurance market, Ontario brokers heard last week at their annual convention. “We know there are some things

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Ontario promises action to address rising commercial insurance rates, critics urge regulation

October 26, 2020 by Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what he called “gouging” by some companies in the sector.   Ford twice this week has

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Why Uber has a new insurer

October 23, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

After a five-year-long business relationship with Intact, ridesharing giant Uber moved its business to Economical. What prompted the move?

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Finding that swagger

October 20, 2020 by Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Insurance is a cool industry, but not enough people know it. John McNeil, program coordinator and full-time professor at Humber College’s insurance management program, explains how to change that   – As told to Adam Malik   We as an

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Why opening up B.C. auto to competition could help even if it doesn’t lower prices

October 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia motorists would probably benefit from more choice in auto insurance if it means they can start doing more things by phone and online, suggests the co-founder of an online price comparison site. With the provincial election scheduled Oct.

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The insurance implications of virtual healthcare in the COVID era

September 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

As more and more Canadians take advantage of virtual healthcare options during the COVID-19 pandemic, brokers and insurers need to make sure their clients have adequate insurance protection for this emerging risk. The move to medical consultations by video or

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Industry needs ‘to find a solution’ to this claims adjusting problem

September 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Something needs to be done to make it easier to let Canadian claims adjusters work outside their home province in the event of a disaster, speakers suggested on a recent webinar. “It’s generally understood that it’s easier to bring U.S.

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Adjuster training: How the industry can up its game

August 31, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry needs to cross-train more claims adjusters if it wants to have enough property adjusters to be available in the event of a catastrophe, industry experts said last week. “Cross-training is important because it is