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Court rules Ontario auto insurer’s request for claimant data ‘unnecessarily invasive’

November 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario judge has turned down a request by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada to order a claimant to produce banking records showing the location of vendors from which that claimant had made purchases. In November, 2020, an Aviva auto

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Large Canadian brokerages grow larger through acquisitions

November 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two large Canadian property and casualty brokerages — Navacord and Westland Insurance — continue to grow with the announcement of their latest acquisitions in Ontario and Manitoba. On Thursday, commercial brokerage Navacord Corp. said it added Ontario-based brokerages Ives Insurance

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Canadian brokerage space sees partnership, integration of brands

November 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Ontario brokerage StoneRidge Insurance Brokers (SIB) has entered into a partnership with Underwriters Alliance, Inc. (UAI) to expand its service offering in group benefits and human resources services. In another announcement, large brokerage Navacord said it had completed the integration

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Insurer remains committed to specialty auto market

October 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place non-standard auto coverage for your client, rest assured that one insurer remains committed to that marketplace. “Through Echelon, we are absolutely committed to being in that, I’ll use the word specialty market. I don’t like

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With 81% of polled Canadians yet to try UBI, brokers have opportunity to educate and sell

October 26, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

While usage-based insurance (UBI) has been around for nearly nine years in Canada, a new survey shows only 57% of Canadians have heard of UBI and 81% of those surveyed have not tried it – presenting an opportunity for brokers

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B.C.’s climate change plan aims for changes by 2030 for consumers, industry

October 26, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – British Columbia has introduced a plan to reach its legislated target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with initiatives like slashing the number of kilometres driven by 25 per cent compared with last year and boosting the

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Public auto insurer applies for rate decrease, customer rebate

October 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has adjusted its general rate application and is requesting a 1.2% rate decrease along with a $335 million rebate to customers. MPI recently applied to the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) for a provisional 2.8% rate

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Average personal auto premiums drop in Q3 2021; personal property up

October 21, 2021 by Phil Porado

Personal auto premium average dropped 2.7% in 2021’s third quarter compared with the same period a year ago but rose 9.4% when compared to second quarter 2021, according to the latest Applied Rating Index, which reports Canada-wide personal auto and

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Ontario auto claim reduces employment insurance sickness benefits: federal judge

October 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario auto claimant is facing a reduction in federal employment insurance (EI) benefits because she was getting income replacement benefits with her auto insurer. In 2019, Antonina Sennikova was involved in a motor vehicle accident that prevented her from

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Ontario auto claimants seek leave to appeal HST dispute to Supreme Court

October 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute over the handling of sales tax in Ontario auto accident benefits claims could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2018, several auto clients filed lawsuits in Ontario against accident benefits insurers. Plaintiffs allege those carriers either included

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How to prevent auto insurance fraud

October 12, 2021 by Brooke Smith

There are honest drivers on the roads. In fact, a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin indicates that 78% of consumers say they’ve never lied to their auto insurers. However, 8% have “misinformed” their insurers about the drivers in their households, and

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How insurers are changing their treatment of distracted driving

October 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Some Nova Scotia motorists who are caught using their wireless handheld device while driving could face steeper hikes to their auto insurance premiums. In a decision released Oct. 4 , the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved the Facility