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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

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Why insurers and brokers like Ontario’s budget

March 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Facing the distinct possibility of a political regime change in Ontario, the province’s auto insurers and brokers are calling on all of the province’s political parties to keep their eyes focused on auto insurance reform as the way to deliver

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A government that actually followed through on its promise to reduce tax on insurance premiums

March 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador can thank the province’s improved financial situation for a lower tax burden on auto insurance premiums in 2018. If the province’s financial situation continues to improve, the government said it might consider reducing the tax

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What Ontario needs to do to reduce auto insurance costs

March 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If Ontario motorists want lower insurance rates, the government will have to take a harder line on distracted driving, a former Ontario civil servant said Monday. Fraud in the collision repair industry and distracted driving are among the issues that

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‘No indication’ of where Ontario premier hopeful Ford stands on auto insurance

March 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With an Ontario election scheduled in three months, there is no telling what – if anything – a new government would do with the auto insurance file. If the Ontario election were held today, the new premier could very well

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The Proof is in The Digital Wallet

March 16, 2018 Michael Spiar, Broker Relations & Communications Specialist, Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

An industry-wide solution for electronic delivery of insurance policy documents, including proof of auto insurance insurance (eSlips), has arrived in Canada. The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) in February launched My Proof of Insurance, an industry solution enabling

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No push from brokers to end B.C. government monopoly on auto insurance

March 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Despite the fact that British Columbia’s government monopoly auto insurer lost almost $1 billion in the first nine months of last year alone, brokers in the province are not seeing a push from motorists to open the market to competition.