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Resisting auto accident cash settlements in Ontario could escalate disputes: Lawyer

December 12, 2017 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario auto insurance changes announced last week are “unlikely” to reduce disputes over accident benefits claims, an insurance defence lawyer predicts, but brokers and insurers agree the provincial government is moving in the right direction. Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s Dec.

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Ontario targets auto fraud with new prosecutors’ team

December 5, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Auto insurance fraudsters are the target of a team of new and dedicated prosecutors and investigators announced by the Ontario government Wednesday. The province said it plans to set up in the spring of 2018 what it calls the Serious

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Minor injury caps coming to Newfoundland?

November 17, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers placing auto insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador should get in touch with politicians to put an ongoing review on their radar screen, and to let Insurance Bureau of Canada know whether they have any ideas on how to fix

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Auto insurance rates dropping in Ontario, but increasing in Alberta: LowestRates.ca

October 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A newly launched Auto Insurance Price Index from comparison site LowestRates.ca has found that auto insurance rates are dropping in Ontario, but rising in Alberta. Released on Monday, the index report tracks the average cost of consumer auto insurance on

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Lessons of the Road

September 26, 2017 Kent Rowe, President, Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is undertaking an automobile insurance review meant to chart the way forward for the province. Whatever the final destination, brokers will be along for the ride to help ensure customers are protected, regulatory changes foster a healthy and sustainable system, and consumer education is enhanced.

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Esurance expands online auto and home insurance to Ontario

September 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Esurance has announced that it is expanding its online auto and home insurance to Ontario. Esurance – an Allstate company with homeowner and auto insurance available across Alberta, Ontario and the United States – uses “advanced technology to offer an

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BIP Talk aims to let brokers ‘better understand’ underlying problems with Ontario auto insurance: Forgeron

August 25, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

More than four months after the release of David Marshall’s report on auto insurance, Insurance Bureau of Canada’s president and chief executive officer is hoping Ontario’s brokers will “add their voice” to calls from the industry to “fundamentally overhaul” auto

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Making ICBC a co-op one option for B.C., competition must be part of any option selected: taxpayers federation

August 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The British Columbia government has options at its disposal to address auto insurance problems in the province – ranging from leaving the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) to shuttering the insurer – but all should include reintroduction of competition, concludes a new report commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). CTF argues that “fast and furious changes” are needed in light of the “looming 30% hike to car insurance,” a figure noted in an Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) report made public last month. Among its many observations, the…

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Loblaw to keep operating PC Financial home & auto brokerage after ending banking relationship with CIBC

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PC Financial Insurance Broker Inc. – which places home and auto insurance in Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic Canada – will continue to be owned and operated by grocery and drug retailer Loblaw Companies Ltd., a PC Financial spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.
President’s Choice Bank, a Loblaw unit, announced Wednesday it has ended its 20-year relationship with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
“Everyday banking products, including savings, chequing and mortgage accounts, previously offered under the President’s Choice Financial brand will continue to be provided by CIBC, under new branding…

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador finalizes terms of reference for auto insurance review

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The provincial government announced on Tuesday that it has finalized the terms of reference for the automobile insurance review for Service NL and the provincial Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB). Government has directed PUB to begin its review

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Allstate Canada expands UBI program Drivewise into Nova Scotia after “great success” in Alberta and Ontario

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Allstate Insurance Company of Canada announced on Monday that it is expanding its usage-based insurance (UBI) program Drivewise in Nova Scotia “after experiencing great success in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario.” Drivewise rewards those who exhibit safe driving

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Roger Dunbar appointed to lead Sonnet

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sonnet Insurance Company announced on Friday that Roger Dunbar has been appointed to lead the company, Economical Insurance’s digital direct channel, effective Monday, Aug. 14. “With a career focused on digital innovation and improved customer experience, Dunbar will lead a