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Intact CEO’s forecast for auto rate relief in 2021

February 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

It could be up to a year before driving habits return to normal, but don’t expect many of your clients to pay less for auto insurance. Those were a couple of key takeaways from a recent Intact earnings call. “It

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The future of auto claims if everyone keeps working from home

February 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Auto insurers will be watching very carefully to see how future working-from-home arrangements will affect downtown traffic patterns — and hence, auto insurance claims — during the post-pandemic era, says an RSA Canada claims executive. Government lockdowns to avoid the

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Ford to recall nearly 8,800 vehicles in Canada

February 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

Ford Motor Co. says it will recall about 8,800 vehicles in Canada after the automaker lost track of some older Takata air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel. Ford says 8,762 Ford Ranger pickup trucks with model years between

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How brokers can help personal cyber go mainstream

February 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

Although it will take some time, selling personal cyber insurance will come as naturally to brokers as selling home and auto insurance to customers, an expert predicts. Until that happens, however, it’s up to brokers to make sure that personal

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Broker suspended for his role in “grey market” luxury vehicle sales

February 16, 2021 by David Gambrill

A B.C. broker has been fined $7,000 and had his licence suspended for a year for his role in a “grey market” scheme to circumvent a ban on selling new luxury cars directly to used vehicle dealerships. Anthony Bryan Chua

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How COVID-19 has affected repair of vehicles from hail

February 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic has created some barriers to repairing vehicle and property damage – including a shortage of auto body parts, and a labour shortage impacted by Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) recipients who are reluctant to return to work,

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Two dozen vehicles, including a bus, involved in chain-reaction collision east of Vancouver

February 12, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HOPE, B.C. – Police say a crash that killed one person and injured dozens more east of Vancouver on Wednesday began with a semi-truck stopped in the S-curves on a mountainous highway that was covered in glare ice. The RCMP

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Regulator allows Co-operators to use credit score for rating auto

February 9, 2021 by David Gambrill

Following in Aviva Canada’s footsteps, Co-operators General Insurance Company has received approval from the Nova Scotia auto insurance regulator to use credit scoring as a rating factor to help price auto insurance rates for private passenger vehicles. “The company proposed

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Brokerage executives to examine COVID impact today and beyond

February 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Brokers have been on the front lines while the global COVID-19 pandemic has tightened its grip on the economy and, in turn, brokers’ clients. Four leading national brokerage executives will take a look at what Canadian brokers can expect as

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Why this drunk driver couldn’t be sued by victims of a hit-and-run

February 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan motorist who pleaded guilty to impaired driving cannot be sued in the province by victims of a hit-and-run accident that happened in Saskatoon a few hours before the inebriated motorist was pulled over and arrested by police. This

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IBC praises new towing guidelines in Ontario

February 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on its new towing services guidelines aimed at providing clear direction to tow operators. “These guidelines are another tool to help protect drivers and ensure that at the

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Something new to tell drivers to help stop distracted driving

February 4, 2021 by Adam Malik

Messaging around distracted driving hasn’t worked, so it’s time to come up with a new strategy to reduce driving risk, a panellist on a recent webinar suggested. Instead of saying how bad it is to be distracted, insurers and governments