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Newfoundland and Labrador drivers urged to call a moose hotline to reduce collisions

August 30, 2021 by Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Linda Bishop says there’s a reason why every one of her group’s moose alerts that lands periodically in a handful of inboxes belonging to Newfoundland and Labrador journalists ends ominously with, “Urgent: Yes.” “It’s urgent because

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Mixed result for motor vehicle injury plaintiff’s bid to quash surveillance evidence

August 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers defending auto tort claims should think twice before surreptitiously filming plaintiffs on their wedding day. This is among the takeaways from Rumney v. Nelson, released Aug. 19 by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A construction firm is being

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GM expands Chevy Bolt electric vehicle recall to cover all model years for fire risk

August 23, 2021 by The Canadian Press

General Motors says it has expanded a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles to include all model years because of a risk the battery cells could catch fire. The latest recall adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through

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How well do your clients understand their auto insurance?

August 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your clients are taking a test on auto insurance, it’s likely they would barely pass, the results of a recent Ratehub.ca survey reveal. Rate comparison site Ratehub.ca reported last week the results of a poll of more than 1,300

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Classic car coverage provider Hagerty could become publicly-traded

August 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Hagerty Group LLC announced Wednesday it has agreed to merge with a special purpose acquisition company, a deal that is expected to result in the classic car insurance provider becoming publicly-traded on a stock exchange. Hagerty Canada LLC, a licensed

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How much the Barrie tornado cost insurers

August 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Six tornadoes that hit Barrie and other communities in Ontario last month caused $75 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The EF-2 strength tornadoes impacted the communities of Barrie, Innisfil, Kawartha

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Why future care damages exceed $1.2 million in this auto tort case

August 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia judge has awarded $1.26 million, in future care costs, to a plaintiff who was hit by a car in 2015. In Pevach v. McGuigan Estate, released Aug. 3, Justice Gordon Funt of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

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What to tell your clients when their insurer goes bust

August 13, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

What would happen if a property and casualty insurer were to go bust? Last week, thousands of Florida home owners were left scrambling for coverage when — during peak hurricane season — Sarasota-based Gulfstream Property & Casualty announced its liquidation

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Insuring your camping adventure on wheels

August 12, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter

Personal lines clients who own Recreational Vehicles (RVs) need specialized insurance, and the coverage they need depends exactly on how the clients plan to use the units. Specialized RV coverage includes guaranteed replacement cost for newer trailers, emergency roadside assistance,

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How Aviva Canada fared in the first half of 2021 

August 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

A lack of catastrophic events in the first half of 2021 and decreased personal auto and commercial claims related to COVID-19 contributed to a 6.7% improvement in Aviva Canada’s combined operating ratio (COR) in the first half of 2021 compared

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Will Intact re-enter the B.C. auto market?

August 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Insurance could re-enter the British Columbia auto market but only if the provincial government provides “options and convenience” to motorists, says Intact Financial Corp. CEO Charles Brindamour. It has been eight months since Intact announced it is leaving the

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BrokerLink doubles size in Atlantic Canada, buys brokerages in Ontario and Alberta

August 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has doubled its presence in Atlantic Canada and is now one of the largest brokerages on the east coast following its acquisition of Archway Insurance and South Coast Insurance Agency Limited. BrokerLink, a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation, announced