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How far telematics can reach in assessing risk

April 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

The use of telematics is expanding beyond traditional vehicles and tracking methods to increasingly focus on contextual risk, a speaker said Friday at the InsurTech North virtual conference. Traditional telematics devices measure driving behaviours such as speed, time of day

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Video-based telematics? Car subscription services? The future of auto insurance is already here

April 23, 2021 by Jason Contant

Increased use of video-based telematics in the commercial fleet space, as well as the evolution of car subscription services, are just two ways in which the Canadian insurance market could change over the next few years. Panellists discussed their predictions

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Why more auto insurers may opt for UBI

March 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario motorists can expect to see more insurers offering telematics now that the province is allowing carriers to impose surcharges on risky drivers. “The bottom line is that insurance companies always want to find the right price for a risk

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How COVID has influenced usage-based auto insurance adoption

March 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Motorists who are driving fewer kilometres than they were before the pandemic are more likely to select usage-based auto insurance, Intact Financial Corp. observes. “COVID has pushed consumers to recognize that maybe UBI would be a tool that will immediately

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Telematics surcharges arrive for Ontario auto

February 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario motorists who choose usage-based insurance could now be hit with surcharges if telematics data shows they have risky driving behaviour. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) removed its UBI Guidance this past November, a FRSA spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter

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Telematics: Who’s jumping into the pool and who’s watching from the deck

January 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Auto insurers are taking a variety of approaches to telematics: Some are observing from the sidelines, while others report growing interest from consumers. The Travelers Companies Inc. introduced IntelliDrive in Canada last week, as Michael Klein, president of personal insurance

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Smartphones are problems, but here’s how they can help reduce driving risk

January 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

This could be the year telematics driving data actually provides meaningful information — and change — to insurers and drivers alike, allowing risk to be underwritten more accurately, experts predict. To pull that off, smartphones will be a critical tool

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Where auto insurance rate could go this year

January 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto insurance rates on the whole have softened thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as vaccines offer a glimmer of hope of a return to something resembling pre-crisis normal, it’s up in the air as to what will happen to

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The opportunity in telematics that awaits insurers

November 9, 2020 by Adam Malik

As more connected vehicles enter the automotive space, there’s a great opportunity for insurers to offer drivers more than a score based on their driving habits. Instead, said an industry observer, carriers can offer a greater array of services and

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The next revolution in telematics: An insurer partners with an automaker to collect data

October 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

An American auto insurer has partnered directly with a car manufacturer to get access to driver data and provide insurance coverage based on that information — and one Canadian expert thinks it’s a viable idea that could gain traction here.

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Why it’s hard to make telematics ‘commercially viable’ in Canada

August 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If regulators continue to prohibit auto insurers from imposing surcharges when they detect risky driving behaviour through telematics, it will be difficult for usage-based insurance to be commercially viable, an Aviva Canada data science expert suggests. “Telematics is a good

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Briefing Note: Newfoundland and Labrador

July 12, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Canada’s most easterly province had a tough start to 2020, says Kelly Hickman, president of South Coast Insurance in St. John’s. The province’s brokers have been working through a tough commercial market. They’re seeing “tighter underwriting restrictions, and less capacity,”