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Ontario should create ‘list of documents that must be produced’ in personal injury auto lawsuits: Marshall

April 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government should consider allowing auto insurers to offer consumers more choices and come up with new rules for the tort system bearing in mind that personal injury auto lawsuits “seldom involve complex issues of law,” a special adviser

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Intact, Allstate disagree on whether accident victims “principally dependent” on policyholder

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal over an arbitration ruling in an auto accident benefits priority dispute, where insurers disagreed on whether a claimant was “principally dependent” on the owner of a vehicle. Court records indicate

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Denying catastrophic impairment status to Ontario auto claimant is not denying benefit: OIAA speaker

February 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

When an Ontario auto insurer notifies a claimant that he or she has not sustained a catastrophic impairment, that does not constitute the denial of a benefit for the purposes of the two-year limitation on filing a lawsuit, a lawyer

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Tight Cap

February 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Some lawyers caution that a recent arbitrator’s ruling out of Ontario in favour of an auto insurer could create problems for plaintiffs and insurers alike since, in some accident benefits claims, treatment plans for neuropsychological assessments are broken down into multiple assessments because of a cap on fees.

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First nine months of 2016 ‘disappointing’ for Canadian P&C industry: Intact president

January 25, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers should expect personal automobile insurance to be “much more difficult” for their carriers, while a new definition of catastrophic impairment in Ontario was the most important change the province made effective June, 2016, the president of Intact Insurance suggested

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RIBO overhauls spot check program to include consideration of conduct requirements, expectations: Hitchlock

November 10, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) has embarked on a major overhaul of its spot check program with the twin goals of promoting better consumer protection and improved broker risk management, says Norma Hitchlock, RIBO’s outgoing president. While the

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More fairness in Ontario auto insurance needed to fix the system: IBC’s Forgeron

October 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fairness is still lacking in Ontario’s auto insurance system and a balance needs to be struck between both lower premiums and the right level of benefits, Don Forgeron, president and chief executive officer of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said

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ICBC must cover claimant injured while riding ATV down ramp of pickup truck: Court

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A British Columbia court recently ruled against the province’s government-run auto insurer when it found that a man who suffered a spinal injury while moving his all-terrain vehicle from his pickup truck is entitled to accident benefits. Section 96(b)(i) of

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Only 42% of polled Ontarians aware of upcoming auto insurance reforms: IBAO

May 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumer awareness of auto insurance reforms in Ontario – many of which come into force June 1 – is far from complete, with just four in 10 survey respondents reporting they are aware of the changes. Based on feedback from

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Ontario auto reforms should help cut transaction costs: Cameron

May 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

If things unfold as intended, Ontario’s auto insurance reforms should help reduce transaction costs that have long been an issue for the entire system, James Cameron, president of Cameron & Associates, suggested during an industry event Tuesday. “The goal of

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Ontario adjusters will need retraining on injury definitions as part of auto reforms taking effect in June: Walker

May 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurance adjusters will likely need to be re-educated and retrained on new medical terminology when the latest batch of Ontario auto insurance reforms – which include a revised definition catastrophic impairment – comes into force June 1, Laurie Walker, president

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Function Test

May 1, 2016 Marc Smith, Principal, Forget Smith Morel

The criteria to obtain a catastrophic impairment designation, in Ontario, will be narrower as of June 1, as the Glasgow Coma Scale will be replaced with the Glasgow Outcome Scale.