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Westland acquires brokerages in B.C. and Ontario

August 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has expanded their footprint in British Columbia and Ontario with the acquisition of two brokerages. The large independent Canadian-owned brokerage announced Wednesday the acquisition of National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. in Ontario and Lambert Insurance Agencies

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Separate hailstorms bring 2,500 claims to date

August 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two hailstorms in late July have resulted in about 2,500 property and auto claims to date, a spokesman for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. The storms ripped through Saskatchewan on July 22-23 and July 27-28. The larger

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Why this towing company is on the hook for $2,000 in damages

August 3, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If your client dings another vehicle and informally offers $500 to the driver of the other vehicle, this does not limit your client’s liability to $500. This is one lesson from a British Columbia civil resolution tribunal ruling released last

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Personal auto renewal rates continue downward trend, but homeowners’ rates up: Applied

July 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average personal auto premium renewal rates in Canada continued their downward trend in the second quarter of 2021, while personal property (homeowners) renewal rates remained up over the same period, according to Applied Systems’ latest premium rate index. In Q2

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Address misrepresentation a ‘growing problem’: Aviva Canada exec

July 30, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Aviva Canada is reporting a spike in insurance claims that involve misrepresented addresses, leading one executive to call for greater awareness around the issue. According to chief claims officer Bryant Vernon, Aviva Canada data shows a 9.1% increase in Ontario

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Here’s the timeline for converting RSA policies to Intact

July 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Nova Scotia motorists with RSA insurance policies can renew through RSA until November 4, the province’s auto insurance regulator said in its July 28 ruling on Intact Insurance Company’s rate filing. On June 1, Intact Financial Corp. closed its acquisition

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Intact’s latest observations on driving habits during pandemic

July 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

While more than 100,000 Canadians a day are getting their COVID-19 shots, Canada’s biggest auto insurer is noticing an increase in driving activity but things are not quite back to normal. “Driving activity has been on the rise since early

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Court clarifies definition of ‘newly acquired automobile’ in motorcycle accident case 

July 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

A newly acquired motorcycle is considered a “newly acquired automobile” for the purpose of accident benefits under the Ontario Automobile Policy (OAP 1), a panel of three Ontario judges has found. The Divisional Court considered a statutory appeal of the

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Why many brokers need to change their auto quoting process

July 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Many brokerages that use AutoPlus to obtain auto insurance quotes will likely have to change their processes over the next couple of months. AutoPlus’s vendor, CGI Group Inc., will start updating that online database product Aug. 13, says the Insurance

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Why this auto insurer will stop discount for autonomous emergency braking

July 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Nova Scotia motorists who purchase autonomous emergency braking systems will no longer qualify for a discount with one insurer as of October. In Nova Scotia, Aviva General Insurance Company has a 15% discount, to bodily injury and accident benefits insurance

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The impact of Gore Mutual’s new operating model

July 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Gore Mutual has gone live with technology that lets the carrier bind policies for brokers, in minutes in some cases. The Cambridge, Ont.-based property and casualty insurer “has completely changed the operating model for personal lines,” CEO Andy Taylor said

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Cyclist loses bid to summon the Queen to court in auto insurance case

July 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

A B.C. cyclist injured in a car collision has lost his bid to demand an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in an effort to make his case against the province’s public auto insurer. In addition to seeking an