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Greg Horn, Vice President, Industry Relations, Mitchell International
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No Drive-by Trend

May 1, 2012 Greg Horn, Vice President, Industry Relations, Mitchell International

The insurance industry should keep an eye on trends in accident avoidance technology, because the safety features are here to stay.

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On the scene

March 31, 2012 by

Pat Van Bakel has been appointed chief operating officer at Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc., effective March 1. Van Bakel has been with the company for more than 20 years, having most recently served as senior vice president, operations, insurer

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Fighting Fraud Through Financial Documentation

January 31, 2012 Michael Sigsworth and Darrell Sherman

Media coverage on the high cost of fraudulent claims to insurers and insureds alike has been extensive. But the fight against fraud is also costly, and more so if punitive damages are awarded as a result of mistakes in the

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Stylizing Protection

October 1, 2011 Frank Cain, Michael Palermo & Associates Insurance Ltd

Thanks to the actions of an unscrupulous few, brokers and their clients are left to pick and choose between optional coverages, leaving open the question of which might be needed.

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Taking a Bite Out of Theft

May 31, 2011 Anthony Mannella

Vehicle theft is the number two claim insurers have to face today

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The Truth Behind Axiom

June 1, 2008 Vanessa Mariga

Gordon Findlay, the man behind Axiom, is hanging up his pen after 12 years of offering wisdom to the industry in the form of fiction

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Smash! Birth of the Ace

January 1, 2003 Sam Malatesta, vice president of marketing & insurance relations

Both insurers and their collision repair partners are facing difficult times, with costs rising and marketshare scarce. Consolidation in either industry has not brought about the kind of cost efficiency dreamed of. Perhaps it is time to see “the big

Samuel Holland
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Aiming for claims control

July 1, 2002 Vikki Spencer

As insurers, auto manufacturers and other claims supply chain representatives met for the annual AIM Forum in Toronto recently, cost control and injury reduction took the front seat. From the aftermarket parts debate to personal injury claims inflation, speakers noted that insurers and auto makers must find ways to protect against fraud and keep drivers safer, while still keeping a lid on expenses.

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AUTO “burn”

May 1, 2002 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Ouch! Auto insurers just cannot seem to win. Across Canada auto claim losses are pouring in with the supposed “prize market” of the country — Ontario, which accounts for about a third of all premiums in Canada — delivering some

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Insurers take action in Atlantic Canada

August 1, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurers acting through the industry’s national lobby body, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), are currently engaged in high-level meetings with provincial government officials in Atlantic Canada with a view to introducing rapid reform to the basic auto insurance product.

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Insurers take action against rising auto claim costs in Atlantic Canada

July 16, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurers acting through the industry’s national lobby body, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), are currently engaged in high-level meetings with provincial government officials in Atlantic Canada with a view to introducing rapid reform to the basic auto insurance product.The

A panel discussion group representative of some of the top players in the insurance and auto repair-shop industries was hosted by I-Car at its recent 2001 National Collision Repair Conference which took place in Montreal, Quebec. The issues debated were wide in range, however, all of the speakers agreed that formal service standards have to be set in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market environment - one which has seen growing tensions between insurers and their claim handling partners in the battle for cost-containment.
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Collision Repair: SERVICE DETERMINES PROFITABILITY

May 1, 2001 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Speakers of an insurer/collision discussion panel hosted by the industry’s international education body I-Car at its recent Canadian national conference were provided with the stark theme of dealing with “reality”. On a particularly “realistic note” was the thick tension in