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How to talk to clients about higher auto premiums

September 22, 2021 Brooke Smith

Auto insurance is a necessary evil — drivers can’t operate a vehicle without it. And any number of factors can increase drivers’ premiums. Sometimes it’s simply the market. “The market goes up and down over time,” said Bruce Mackay, president

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How well do your clients understand their auto insurance?

August 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your clients are taking a test on auto insurance, it’s likely they would barely pass, the results of a recent Ratehub.ca survey reveal. Rate comparison site Ratehub.ca reported last week the results of a poll of more than 1,300

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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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The unique coverages for collector cars

July 8, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

When people typically think of collector cars, they may immediately think of something like a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a Classic Corvette, and other cars of that vintage. But collector cars also include exotics — think of something from Lamborghini —

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Who’s at fault in this duel for street parking?

June 25, 2021 by David Gambrill

In a territorial battle for street parking involving sneakiness and deception, a B.C. driver lost his bid to recover his increased auto insurance premium following a minor collision — even though he managed to shift half of the fault over

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UFO sightings: Are your clients covered for an alien invasion?

June 24, 2021 by David Gambrill

Recent talk about UFOs during the pandemic has caused the most conspiratorial among us to wonder if Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry is prepared for the most secretive of risks: An alien invasion of Earth. Film footage has emerged

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As COVID ends, watch for consumers to report changing conditions

June 23, 2021 by Jason Contant

Now that the commute back to the office is a distinct possibility in the upcoming months, insurance providers should be making sure their clients have the right level of auto insurance coverage, particularly if it changed during the pandemic, the

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How many of your clients asked their auto insurer for premium relief?

June 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Many Canadians have been driving far less during the COVID-19 pandemic, but more than half of them did not reach out to their auto insurer to inquire about discounts or changes to their policies, according to a new survey from

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Second auto insurance rebate coming in B.C. 

June 14, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A second insurance rebate is coming for British Columbia drivers thanks to lower claim costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The government says the Insurance Corporation of B.C. will begin distributing rebates averaging $120 starting

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Estimator’s COVID dilemma: Photos of auto damage not enough, in-person visit not allowed

June 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

It’s an auto insurance estimator’s Catch-22. A B.C. small claims tribunal recently downplayed expert evidence based on photos taken in an auto collision shop because the estimator didn’t conduct an in-person inspection of the vehicle — even though pandemic lockdown

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Fairness officer role approved as ICBC launches enhanced care auto insurance

June 7, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has created a new position aimed at ensuring the Crown-run auto insurer makes fair and transparent decisions related to its newly launched enhanced care plan. A statement from the Ministry of Public

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How rising interest in electric vehicles affects auto insurers

May 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

The number of customers looking to insure an electric vehicle (EV) is rising, which is having a ripple effect on auto carriers due to the increased cost to insure these vehicles, according to a recent report from LowestRates.ca. Year-over-year, there