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During October, 1998, the Toronto Insurance Women's Association held its annual Insurance Information Week at the Hillcrest Mall, Pickering Town Centre and the Erin Mills Town Centre. Pictured from the Hillcrest Mall are (left to right) Val Lewis, Cheryl Morton, Norma Evans, Pam Skinner, Yvonne Lincoln, Genny Huta and Bonita Kearns; (kneeling in front) Frances McCaul.
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Coming Events (February 01, 1999)

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Announcements in Coming Events are run free of charge as a service to the industry. Items should be submitted by the first of the month prior to the month in which the announcement is to appear. Canadian Insurance Accountants Association:

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Hi-tech streamlines car rental process

February 1, 1999 Matt Darrah, vice president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Toronto

Consistency and convenience have been earmarked as the key factors likely to satisfy the consumer of the future. The rapid advancements made on the technology front over recent decades are largely responsible for this shift in consumer expectations. To survive

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WWW.SEEKING YOU

February 1, 1999 Andy Walker

Instant communication has come to the computer desktop through a miraculous little software company called Mirabilis. The Tel Aviv based company has revolutionized communication across the Internet with its innovative little program called ICQ which translates to the not-quite-acronym “I

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Letters (February 01, 1999)

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Dear editor: Vibration from construction equipment, or blasting operations commonly results in claims from nearby homeowners for structural damage to their residence. It is now common to conduct pre-construction surveys of such residences to document any existing damage prior to

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Coming Events (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Announcements in Coming Events are run free of charge as a service to the industry. Items should be submitted by the first of the month prior to the month in which the announcement is to appear. Insurance Institute of Ontario:

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Tossed Salad

January 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

The change occurring in traditional business roles, and to some extent the outright turmoil this is causing in certain quarters of the property and casualty insurance industry, continues to hold centre stage at professional gatherings. Preparing for the future, dealing

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SIZING UP IN: a TUG of WAR

January 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

A battle of brawn and wits has begun among service providers to the insurance industry in response to the rapid consolidation taking place at the primary company level.Faced with a changing landscape, service providers are looking for new opportunities and

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THE ADJUSTERS’ DIPLOMAT

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Counting both independent and in-house insurance adjusters among its member base, the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) requires a special breed of leader. The captain of this team must respect and grasp the sometimes contradictory priorities of its different faction members. Garth Roscoe is the leader as well as referee on the adjusting field.

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Insurance fraud: The Insider Job

January 1, 1999 Linden Rees, president of Underwriters Fraud Control Inc.

Last November I provided a presentation in Boston, Mass. on “Automated Fraud Control” to an audience of senior American insurance executives. While all nodded in agreement with my salient points, that being internal fraud within the insurance industry is on the rise and needs to be addressed sooner than later, I was left with the feeling that most of the listeners were too aghast at the thought that their employees might be capable of stealing.

Robert Gow senior vice president Canadian Operations, Lindsey Morden Claims Services Limited, presents the 1998 Colin MacKay Memorial Scholarship to Cynthia Attwood of Mississauga, Ontario. Administered by the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, this scholarship is available to students whose parent(s) or guardian is employed by the insurance industry, and who are enrolled in first year studies at college, university or schools of higher learning. The Lindsey Morden scholarship is available in all provinces and territories except Quebec.
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News (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

To celebrate their acquisition of P.D. Brunt & Company Ltd., adjusters Sobel Adamsons Clements Ltd. recently held a one-day workshop, at Toronto’s The Albany Club, hosted by law enforcement consultant Glenn Foster. A former homicide detective and author of “How