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Artful Adjusting

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IBC gives thumbs up to B.C. earthquake report

March 31, 2015 by

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding the government of British Columbia’s earthquake preparedness report, which recommends that the provincial and federal governments engage with the insurance industry and other key stakeholders to develop a strategy on disaster resilience

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Alberta rules on distracted driving supported by industry

March 31, 2015 by

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding proposed requirements in Alberta – which received the green light in the provincial legislative assembly – that seek to curb distracted driving by beefing up fines and penalties for texting while behind

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Federal government wants more insurance for railways

March 31, 2015 by

A bill proposing to mandate specific levels of insurance for Canadian railway operators – of $1 billion in some cases – was tabled March 30 in Ottawa for second reading in the House of Commons. MPs debated Bill C-52, the

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Water damage claims increasing: Aviva Canada

March 31, 2015 by

With the late winter thaw happening around the country, Aviva Canada Inc. noted recently that the frequency and severity of water damage claims is on the rise. “2013 was our worst year for water damage in part due to flooding

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Leakage!

March 31, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer|Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The notion that insurers can better control their claims/indemnity spend through streamlining, cost cutting and efficiency initiatives has gained momentum in Canada in recent years. Many insurance companies are finding ways to plug financial “leakage” in claims handling – a term not always popular with claims managers. Independent adjusters understand the reasons behind this focus on costs, but caution that a proper approach to claims adjudication should prevail.

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Fire, Pollution and Exclusion

March 31, 2015 Jonathan Hodes, partner, Miller Thomson|Jonathan Hodes, partner, Miller Thomson

Pollution resulting from fire is not necessarily subject to insurance exclusion, says B.C. Court.

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Location, Location

March 31, 2015 Mary Allen and Michael O'Neil, principals, InsightaaS|Mary Allen and Michael O'Neil, principals, InsightaaS

New technologies, such as location-based intelligence, are helping insurers mitigate catastrophe risk.

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No Contract is an Island

March 31, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP|Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

How the Supreme Court of Canada “Sattva” decision may affect insurance policy interpretation.

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Understand The Tension

March 31, 2015 Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen|Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen

Adjusters can help with disaster assessment of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures.

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The Cat Issue

January 31, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer|Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Emergent trends in catastrophe management involve the use of location intelligence, satellite imagery and even early experiments with drones. The goal for insurance companies is to gather highly specific information to efficiently dispatch adjusters to target areas hit by natural disasters. However, the 48th annual joint CICMA/CIAA conference held in Toronto February 3 showed that catastrophes often extend to more than “just the weather.” And when it comes to dealing with CATs, attendees learned that the core fundamentals of adjusting haven’t really changed.

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Adapting to Extreme Rainfall

January 31, 2015 Sophie Guilbault, research coordinator, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction|Sophie Guilbault, research coordinator, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction celebrates leadership amongst Canadian cities in its latest publication.