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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

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Supreme Court of Canada sides with city over release for ‘claims of any kind or nature whatsoever’

July 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As the late singer Prince said, forever is a mighty long time. While his 1984 tune “Let’s Go Crazy” is not about tort claims, a Supreme Court of Canada decision released Friday should serve as a reminder of the significance

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At least 70% of vehicle sales must be zero-emission to achieve Ottawa’s emissions plan: report

July 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The C.D. Howe Institute says 70 to 75 per cent of Canadian passenger auto sales will have to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030 in order to achieve the federal government’s emissions targets.   The think tank says about 7.7

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Did loosening COVID restrictions contribute to more serious accidents?

July 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

Statistics from Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) show a definitive link between the lifting of COVID-19 public health orders and an increase in serious collisions and fatalities on roads in the province. Throughout the pandemic, Canadian Underwriter has reported auto insurer

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Get ready for hundreds of claims from Barrie twister

July 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The industry will probably see well over 200 claims from the July 15 tornado that hit Barrie, Ont., says a wind damage expert who has looked at the affected area. “I expect the total number of damaged houses was about

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Look for AI to “hyper-personalize” customer experience in 3-5 years: Aviva exec

July 20, 2021 by David Gambrill

Hyper-personalization of customer experience in three to five years’ time is a big reason why the property and casualty insurance industry is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning now, an Aviva Canada tech executive suggests. “I

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New industry anti-fraud group gets its first CEO

July 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Terri O’Brien, a former vice president at TD Bank, is now CEO of Équité Association, the anti-fraud organization announced Monday. Équité Association is a new organization that integrates Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) and the IBC’s investigative services division.

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Auto dealer penalized for use of insurer’s internet quoting system

July 16, 2021 by David Gambrill

Alberta’s broker regulator has issued an $8,000 civil penalty against an auto dealership, Avenue Motors Ltd., after an insurance company complained about alleged misuse of the insurer’s online quote generator by the dealership’s employees. The dealership holds a Restricted Corporate

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Why insured losses from Barrie twister may be higher than you think

July 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The number of Barrie, Ont. clients whose homes are damaged beyond repair by Thursday’s tornado may be more than initially reported, an industry expert predicted Friday. The tornado touched down at about 2:30 p.m. July 15, the Canadian Press reported.

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Ford issues three safety recalls affecting 42,000 Canadian vehicles

July 16, 2021 by The Canadian Press

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. has issued three safety recalls affecting 850,000 vehicles in North America, including nearly 42,000 in Canada. The largest recall involves 775,000 Explorers, including almost 33,000 in Canada, for model years 2013 to 2017. The

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Top court asked to create “new law” in waiver case involving insurer’s flip-flop on coverage

July 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian law on estoppel or waiver could change if the Supreme Court of Canada rules against RSA in Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, a Vancouver-based insurance lawyer suggested Tuesday. Estoppel