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Ontario motorcycle crash injuries twice as costly to treat as auto injuries: study

November 20, 2017 Peter Cameron - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries and those injuries will cost more to treat, a new study suggests.

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Echelon Insurance reports near halving of net income in 2017 Q3 compared to 2016 Q3

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The B.C. wildfires and losses related to commercial auto and motorcycle contributed to Echelon Insurance witnessing a 42% decrease in net income and an increase in combined operating ratio for 2017 Q3 compared to 2016 Q3. Net income amounted to

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Manitoba Public Insurance requests 2.7% overall rate increase for 2018/19 insurance year

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced that it has requested a 2.7% overall rate increase for the 2018/19 insurance year. MPI requested the rate increase for the 2018/19 insurance year in its general rate application filed with the Public Utilities

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Manitoba Public Insurance seeks 2% basic auto rate increase after “unprecedented” claims payouts

June 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) said on Friday that it has asked the Public Utilities Board for a 2% increase to Basic Autopac rates, citing an “unprecedented” year for comprehensive (non-collision) claims payouts. Basic Autopac is an all-perils coverage that insures

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ICBC warns drivers to watch motorcyclists ‘for clues’

May 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s government-run auto insurer is reminding motorcycle riders to ensure their helmets display proper labels and warning vehicle operators that motorcycle turn signals can be hard to see. If a motorcycle rider “shoulder checks or the motorcycle leans, the

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Reduced No Fault injury coverage now available for motorcycle owners, SGI says

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has implemented a Reduced No Fault coverage for motorcycle owners. The third option for coverage from SGI offers a basic package of injury benefits at a lower cost, since there are fewer benefits, SGI said in