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Loan program helps Manitobans get better traction

December 7, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Clients telling you they can’t afford winter tires? Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) administers a loan program to help get drivers the cash, and the traction, they need. Loan terms last up to four years at prime plus 2% and up

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Public auto insurer applies for rate decrease, customer rebate

October 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has adjusted its general rate application and is requesting a 1.2% rate decrease along with a $335 million rebate to customers. MPI recently applied to the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) for a provisional 2.8% rate

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How much claims costs decreased for one insurer

September 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is reporting a 27% decrease in claims costs in the first quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago, primarily as a result of less vehicles on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Claims costs

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Did loosening COVID restrictions contribute to more serious accidents?

July 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

Statistics from Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) show a definitive link between the lifting of COVID-19 public health orders and an increase in serious collisions and fatalities on roads in the province. Throughout the pandemic, Canadian Underwriter has reported auto insurer

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Auto insurer sees severe accidents spike on pandemic’s open roads

September 1, 2020 by Jason Contant

This year so far is on track to be the worst year in a decade for serious/catastrophic injuries, government auto insurer Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported Friday.  While traffic volumes still remain relatively low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many

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Board finds insurance reserves regulation “invalid”

December 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) has found a recently enacted insurance reserves regulation to be “invalid.” The Reserves Regulation sets out the manner of determining the amount to be maintained by the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) Corporation in its reserves

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How this insurer is using an online game format to reduce teen driver collisions

October 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is using an online game format in an attempt to help reduce collisions among teen drivers. The MPI-developed Driver Z online platform and curriculum is organized on a map that spans six zones. By completing elessons,

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Brokers react to public auto insurer’s online ambitions

October 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Motorists in Manitoba should be able to get online insurance services – such as change of address – but brokers should have some involvement in these processes, an official with the province’s brokers’ association told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. “We are

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Public insurer’s Top 5 fraud cases of 2018

January 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has released its annual Top 5 list of insurance fraud cases for 2018. The list is compiled based on the unique circumstances of each fraud, financial savings to MPI ratepayer and “investigative excellence in unearthing the

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Auto fraud getting worse, insurer says

August 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) is reporting an increase in auto insurance fraud, including false claims for income replacement benefits. “Disturbingly, the corporation’s special investigation unit is seeing an increase in fraudulent activity,” the province’s public auto insurer reported Friday.

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Public insurer requests modest rate increase

June 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has requested a 2.2% overall rate increase for the 2019-20 insurance year in its general rate application (GRA), filed with the provincial Public Utilities Board. If approved, the average passenger vehicle owner will pay about $27

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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