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The untapped potential of telematics in auto claims

June 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Telematics, which records data on vehicle behaviour, is used now mainly for underwriting, but the technology can also provide a treasure trove of information for claims adjusters, one vendor suggests. Auto insurance claims adjusters could potentially use telematics to determine

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Good news from Supreme Court for auto liability insurers

June 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An auto bodily injury ruling described as favourable to insurers is now officially in the books, as the Supreme Court of Canada rejected leave to appeal Thursday. The initial Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling, which now stands, was “very

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Sharing the Road

June 6, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Who will be in charge as autonomous vehicles and human-driven cars operate side by side on our highways?

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Ontario Election 2018: Trailing Liberals promise auto insurance discounts

June 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Polls show the Ontario Liberals will not likely govern the province after the election this Thursday but, for what it’s worth, a vote for Liberal candidates is a vote for insurance discounts for motorists who use apps intended to discourage

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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