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What Ontario’s auto dealer overseer says about GAP insurance

November 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Guarantee asset protection, or GAP insurance, can address the risk of a consumer having negative equity as a result of borrowing money to buy a car, suggests the head of the organization that regulates Ontario’s motor vehicle dealers. GAP is

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Will Alberta move to a pure no-fault auto insurance system?

November 23, 2020 by Jason Contant

An Alberta auto insurance advisory committee has recommended the province move to a pure no-fault system delivered by private insurers, a change that the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) does not feel would be in the best interest of drivers.

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What happened to this therapist who was convicted of insurance fraud

November 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An Ajax, Ont. woman who billed claimants and insurers for therapy services that were never performed has lost her bid to appeal her criminal convictions to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2008, a motor vehicle accident victim went to

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Supreme Court sides with Maple Leaf Foods in case sparked by meat recall

November 9, 2020 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has dealt a blow to Mr. Sub franchisees in their quest for compensation over losses experienced during a Listeria outbreak. In a 5-4 decision Friday, the top court said Maple Leaf Foods

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How COVID could change adjusting for good

October 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the way property insurance clients want their claims handled, a technology vendor suggests. “COVID has been the awakening for many companies,” said James Swayze, Toronto-based executive for Canada at CoreLogic Inc. After COVID-19 was

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Insurers pledge small business help as pressure mounts to address rising rates

October 29, 2020 The Canadian Press

A group representing Canadian insurance companies say it is launching a team that will help small businesses find affordable coverage as rates rise because of the pandemic. The Insurance Bureau of Canada, an association that represents the industry, says the

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How ‘extra steps’ can make for a bad customer experience

October 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers who are concerned about carriers having “too direct” of a relationship with the broker’s customers should consider what service those customers are expecting, an industry consultant suggests. “As an industry, we have a number of places where we have

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Ontario promises action to address rising commercial insurance rates, critics urge regulation

October 26, 2020 Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what he called “gouging” by some companies in the sector.   Ford twice this week has

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Experts say counterfeit hand sanitizer recall is a lesson for retailers

October 22, 2020 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for retailers and consumers to do their due diligence when shopping. “Since

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How auto insurers are promoting National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Teenagers are 3.1 times more likely to follow too closely than drivers older than 45, Manitoba’s auto insurer is warning. Teens are also 3.6 times more likely to lose control or drive off the road than drivers aged 45 and

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Gushing over oil storage

October 18, 2020 Michael Freill, President, Mark 1 Engineering

How Canada’s P&C insurers plugged a regulatory hole that exposed the industry to millions of dollars in claims every year

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B.C. auto could look a bit like these two provinces under a Liberal regime: IBC

October 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If the Liberals return to power this fall in British Columbia after a three-year hiatus, and if they keep their election promises, the province’s auto insurance system may look similar to the auto insurance systems in both Quebec and Saskatchewan,