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MPI reveals estimated insurance costs of distracted drivers

April 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The direct insurance costs associated with distracted driving in Manitoba are estimated to be at least $70 million per year, the province’s government auto insurer reported recently. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) spokesperson Brian Smiley told Canadian Underwriter that direct insurance costs

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If a car is parked in the forest, is it fraud?

March 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Out of sight, out of mind? That expression could be used to describe a recent Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) fraud case in which a hunter, deep in the backwoods of the Interlake, was amazed to come across a car in

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Ridesharing company expresses interest in Manitoba following time band controversy

January 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) has not received any appeals to its order relating to a unique “time band” approach to insuring ridesharing in Winnipeg, a PUB spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter on Monday. “My guess is that the applicant [Manitoba

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Provincial board approves new ride-hailing insurance rates

January 16, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board has approved new insurance rates for ride-hailing company drivers that businesses such as Uber and Lyft have said will keep them setting up shop in Winnipeg. The board has given approval to a Manitoba

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Uber says no to MPI’s unique approach for insuring ridesharing

January 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s novel “time band” approach for insuring ridesharing companies backfired when Uber took a pass on the model recently. “This product structure differs greatly from insurance models in place across North America (including Ontario, Alberta and Quebec)

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Top 5 auto frauds in Manitoba last year

January 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has released its top five frauds of 2017. The annual list is selected by reviewing a number of factors, including “sheer uniqueness of the fraud, financial savings for MPI and investigative excellence in unearthing the fraud.”

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Regulator reminds public insurer of six outstanding orders

December 6, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is reviewing and intends to “fully comply” with outstanding directives in auto insurance and other matters issued by the province’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), an MPI spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter on Wednesday. PUB brought up the

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Manitoba vehicle owners continue to take advantage of winter tire program

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly 80,000 loans have been processed for Manitobans taking advantage of the province’s low interest winter tire program, the province’s minister of crown services and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced. “Response by vehicle owners continues to be very positive

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MPI earns certification by Certified Collision Care, which has strategic partnerships with major automakers

October 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) new centre for automotive research and training has been officially certified by Certified Collision Care, which has strategic partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada and Nissan Canada for OEM certification. The new

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Manitoba Public Insurance opens new centre for automotive research and training

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has opened a new, state-of-the-art centre for automotive research and training to keep pace with “rapid changes in the design, construction, technology and reparability of motor vehicles,” provincial Minister of Crown Services Cliff Cullen announced on

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Manitoba Public Insurance reports net income of $42.3 million

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance has reported a net income of $42.3 million for the six months of its fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2017 – an increase of $69.2 million over the same period last year. This amount includes net income

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MPI launches public awareness campaign on drug-impaired driving

September 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) will be launching a “broad public awareness and education campaign” to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of drug-impaired driving in advance of the expected federal legalization of recreational use of marijuana next year. Manitoba