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Small is Beautiful

May 8, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

It’s fair to say that Nick Stagliano and Scott Mastromatteo dislike bureaucracy. In fact, their need to get out from under the load of meetings, paperwork and layers of management was a principal motivator in the founding of NSA Claims.

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Restoration Myth-Busting: Three-day Drying

May 8, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

Insurance carriers could dramatically improve cycle time, profitability and improve customer service if they abandon misinformation about restorative drying. It has been nine years since one of the world’s leading restoration minds wrote the article “The three-day drying myth.” By

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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

April 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.

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Michael Holden named president of Canadian operations following Sedgwick-Cunningham merger

April 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

Two days after Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, Sedgwick announced that Michael Holden will serve as president of its combined business operations in Canada. Holden has led Sedgwick and subsidiary

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Sedgwick completes acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey

April 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has completed its acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Cunningham Lindsey, Sedgwick announced Monday. Both Cunningham Lindsey and Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick have offices in Canada. “The combined organization—including the subsidiaries of Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey, with

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Canadian P&C people on the move

March 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Two new staff members join adjusting firm Claims adjusting firm Kernaghan Adjusters said Monday it has relocated its Whistler, B.C. operation and welcomed two new staff members. Michael Unger will be Sea to Sky manager and executive adjuster. He brings

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Trojan Horse or Workhorse?

March 16, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Is smart automation a boon or bane?

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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

March 15, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

On May 3, 2016 a massive wildfire swept through the remote Alberta community of Fort McMurray, necessitating the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history, with upwards of 88,000 people fleeing their homes. May 3rd was a turning point as well

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How mobile apps can help expedite total loss appraisals

March 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Mobile apps that allow policyholders to upload photos of damaged vehicles from auto accidents can help speed up the claims process, particularly for those involved in a total loss, the president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters Association (CIAA) said on

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Running past the finish line

March 7, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Dan Langer takes on CICMA presidency in retirement

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How ICBC can cut auto injury claims costs by more than $20 million

February 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s government monopoly auto insurer could save up to $27 million a year on claims costs and reduce the risk of legal disputes by taking on a “larger role” in designing plans to treat auto collision injuries, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

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Why driving safety tech doesn’t cut claims costs – yet

February 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sensor and computer technologies are supposed to make traffic safer but are indirectly increasing insurance claims costs, the head of Canada’s Number 2 insurer warns. Aviva Canada has observed a “double-digit” increase (meaning more than 10%) in property damage costs