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Talk to your clients about auto insurance myths so they don’t see red

September 24, 2021 Brooke Smith

Red cars are more expensive to insure, right? Wrong. Yet, according to a 2019 Ratehub survey, roughly 22% of respondents thought car colour had an impact on insurance rates. Several insurer and brokerage websites have blog posts titled What New

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Insurers monitor battle within auto industry over car data ownership

May 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

The outcome of a current standoff between auto manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket industry over who owns the data generated by automated cars will have implications for the insurance industry, according to an insurance executive. “If the data is owned

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Collisions saw ‘drastic reduction’ last year

March 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

With road traffic down due to stay-at-home orders and business closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the frequency of auto collisions in Canada was halved at one point, according to a new report. But police data show the fatality

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The future of auto claims if everyone keeps working from home

February 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Auto insurers will be watching very carefully to see how future working-from-home arrangements will affect downtown traffic patterns — and hence, auto insurance claims — during the post-pandemic era, says an RSA Canada claims executive. Government lockdowns to avoid the

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Paid Are we Ready for AI in Automotive Claims? 76% of Consumers Say Yes.

February 22, 2021 Solera | Canada

  Whether most people realize it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something we all come into contact with on a daily basis. One of the most cited examples is, of course, Netflix and its ability to serve up shows,

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Court dismisses class action against insurers for handling of HST in auto AB claims

July 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s Superior Court has quashed a proposed class action lawsuit against 16 Ontario auto insurers — a dispute related to insurers deducting HST tax from accident benefits paid out to minor auto accident injury victims — because only the LAT

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How total losses may trend in 2020

January 3, 2020 by Adam Malik

With no relief in sight regarding the escalation of auto repair costs, software and data company Mitchell predicts that insurers’ total loss volumes will continue to grow. The frequency of total loss outcomes reached 17.53% in the first half of

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ICBC apologizes for suggesting deceased BC Mountie liable for on-duty deadly crash

December 30, 2019 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is apologizing for wrongly suggesting a deceased Mountie was liable for the on-duty crash that claimed her life, saying it’s taking to steps to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

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Recurring back pain and auto liability: how this court applied the two-year limit

March 12, 2019 by David Gambrill

If an injured cyclist in an auto liability action declares feeling better after treatment, takes a year off work, and then feels debilitating back pain after returning to work three years after the accident, does the two-year statute of limitations

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Toronto city managers authorized to negotiate $10.9-million agreement with ClaimsPro

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto City Council voted Tuesday to authorize staff to enter into a three agreement with ClaimsPro LLP to provide adjusting services to the city. ClaimsPro, owned by SCM Insurance Services Inc., was one of four adjusting firms to respond in