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Coming Events (March 01, 2000)

March 1, 2000 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. Toronto Insurance Women’s Association:


Regulators circling THE ADJUSTERS

March 1, 2000 Lowell Conn

Harmonization efforts on the east coast have not gone unnoticed by regulators nationwide, with most provincial legislators carefully watching Insurance Act rewrites across the country in an effort for more standardized rules and regulations. Most recently, the regulatory sights have


ReplacementFinder joins the e-business fold

February 1, 2000 Kathryn Schroeder

Finding replacements for insured damaged products, at competitive prices, is a constant challenge to the insurance industry. The costs can have a severe affect on company bottom lines. “If adjusters had the ability to comparison shop among competing suppliers in


Industry looks outward to control auto costs

October 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

A recent Competition Bureau decision favoring “insurer preferred bodyshops” has provided auto property and casualty insurance companies with much needed ammunition in a pending court battle with the City of Toronto to overrule a longstanding by-law prohibiting the establishment of


the drive for Safer Roads

September 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

Canadian automobile insurers wrote a combined $9.3 billion in earned premiums in 1998 while incurring losses of $7.0 billion. This 77.45 loss ratio ranks second only to accident & sickness as the worst loss experience category among all property &



July 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

The pendulum on road safety from an insurer perspective is swinging back from mechanical design of vehicles to a more holistic view of driving skills and adequacy of road infrastructure, delegates were told at the Insurance Information Centre of Canada’s


AutoRate Warning

February 1, 1999 Linda Matthews, COO of Royal & SunAlliance

Ontario’s auto insurance regulations under Bill 59, and the latest revisions under Bill 90, have created a unique legislative environment in the provincial governing of consumer insurance. So much so that several provincial insurance regulators have eyed the legislation as