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If politicians get rid of territorial ratings, then what?

June 3, 2018 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s political parties have all expressed a desire at some point this year to eliminate territory as a rating factor for insurance premium, but none of the parties have been clear about how they would actually do it, an insurance

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Devious ways your clients are trying to get better auto rates

May 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Territorial ratings have prompted some Ontario motorists to lie about where they live on their applications in order to get a lower auto insurance rate, so brokers need to caution clients on the importance of telling the truth, a local

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Judges divided on how claimants prove involvement of unknown vehicles

May 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Court of Appeal of Alberta has ruled that motorists who claim to be hit by unidentified vehicles must prove that there was “physical contact,” and produce some kind of corroborating evidence of the involvement of an unknown vehicle. The

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This percentage of consumers believe auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice”

May 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nearly half of customers polled for an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) survey believed that committing auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice” in B.C., with most saying that claims contain an “element” of fraud. The survey of 1,373

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Winter tires cut auto insurance claims frequency: CAA

May 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Winter tires reduce the frequency of auto insurance claims, the head of the Canadian Automobile Association’s Ontario auto insurer suggested Wednesday. “Claims are reduced when people have winter tires on their cars, especially driving in climates like we have in

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Election 2018: Will Ontario get public auto?

May 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If an election were held today in Ontario, the country’s largest private auto insurance market would be governed by a party that has promised public auto insurance in the past. Forum Research announced Thursday it projects a New Democratic Party

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How promises to eliminate territorial auto rates will divide urban and rural voters

May 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When Ontarians go to the polls June 7, they will likely vote for a party with at least some members who promise to put an end to territorial ratings in auto insurance. This poses a problem for the property and

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How Saskatchewan brokers are handling the French fries challenge

May 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Roughly half the motorists in Saskatchewan lack adequate auto insurance because they are only buying the mandatory minimum required by law from the province’s government-run auto insurer, a broker warns. Saskatchewan’s 70-year-old-plus Auto Fund writes basic minimum liability, damage to

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Message from the President

May 16, 2018 Monica Kuzyk, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

How upcoming Ontario election impacts auto insurance

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Drivers say auto insurance in this province is “financially difficult” to afford: poll

May 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nearly two-thirds of polled drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador have said that auto insurance has become “financially difficult” to pay for, according to a new poll commissioned by Aviva Canada. “The system is broken and insurers, government and other stakeholders

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Belair court victory exposes how clinics can abuse auto claims system

May 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Belair Direct has succeeded in quashing an auto insurance claim that illustrates how rehab and assessment clinics can potentially abuse Ontario’s accident benefits law. In its ruling in Belair Direct Insurance Company v. Green, an accident benefits case, the Ontario

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‘Word on the street’ about Ontario auto electronic pink slips

April 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Only one province in Canada officially accepts electronic proof of auto insurance right now, but industry scuttlebutt suggests police are already accepting them in some quarters, and Ontario will soon be in line to accept the electronic slips. “Word on