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MPI employees’ strike: Where it stands

September 28, 2023 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU) remain at an impasse following a five-week-long labour strike and four days of conciliator-led discussions.  MPI presented what it said was its “significantly enhanced” final offer to

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MPI employees’ job action: What it means for brokers

August 29, 2023 by David Gambrill

Manitoba brokers are reporting no issues thus far servicing their auto insurance clients, as the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) workers’ job action enters its second day. “We at IBAM [Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba] hope for a speedy resolution that’s

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Is third-party liability a significant driver of auto claims costs?

August 10, 2023 by Jason Contant

Subrogation for third-party liability (TPL) in Saskatchewan doesn’t appear to have a significant impact on the cost of insurance for drivers in the province, a Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) spokesperson suggested to Canadian Underwriter.  In Saskatchewan, the public insurer subrogates

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Province denies third-party liability coverage for impaired drivers

July 26, 2023 by Jason Contant

Impaired drivers in Manitoba who are involved in collisions will be denied third-party liability coverage, and will be responsible for covering the cost of any damage they cause to other vehicles or property under new rules in the province. Manitoba

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Reimbursement details emerge following MPI executive’s departure 

July 7, 2023 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – A senior executive at a Manitoba Crown corporation was sometimes being reimbursed for travel to Winnipeg from his home in the Toronto area twice a month, figures obtained by The Canadian Press show.   The newly released detailed breakdown

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Insurer requests no change in overall auto rates

June 19, 2023 by Jason Contant

Despite cost overruns related to a new digital platform, Manitoba’s public auto insurer is requesting no change in the overall rates for the 2024/25 insurance year. If the province’s Public Utilities Board approves Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) general rate application,

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MPI announces new interim CEO and president

May 23, 2023 by David Gambrill

Marnie Kacher is now interim president and CEO of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) while the province’s public auto insurer begins recruiting for a permanent leader. “MPI is an important Crown corporation and I want to thank Marnie Kacher for taking

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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