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Rain barrels an old-fashioned solution to modern water damage problem: IBC

September 16, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

Old is new again when it comes to rain barrels and how they can be used to help combat the modern problem of increasing water damage, suggests Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). Insurance claims for water damage have soared in

1 Ulrich Kadow, chief agent, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Canada.
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Moves and Views

June 1, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

1 Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) announced in May that Ulrich Kadow [1] has been appointed chief agent for AGCS Canada. Kadow was previously AGCS’s global head of package and multi-line, “where he established the mid-market property, liability

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Attack of the Clones

May 1, 2015 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Criminals are getting more sophisticated at cloning vehicle identification numbers. But because there is no single tool specifically designed to detect cloning, some consumers who buy vehicles do not realize they are actually stolen or declared irrepairable, often leaving insurers on the hook.

Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada
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The War on Staged Collisions

April 1, 2015 Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada

The “car accident business” is not only big and expensive, it is ever-changing and ever-evolving. A co-ordinated campaign by all players in the property and casualty industry is critically important to gain ground and drive back auto insurance fraud estimated to cost more than $1 billion a year in Ontario.