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Understanding Lloyd’s

July 31, 2013 Fred Plant

Many adjusters think they know the Lloyd’s of London insurance market – but how deep does their knowledge run? How much do they need to understand to participate in this dynamic insurance entity?

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The Ambassador

July 31, 2013 Craig Harris

Granite Claims Solutions’ Marie Gallagher is proud to represent the loss adjusting profession as incoming CIAA president.

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Start Up

March 31, 2013 Craig Harris

Brampton, Ontario’s Dara Banga caught the entrepreneurial bug and launched his own adjusting firm, DSB Claims Solutions, just over a year ago. His main weapon? A singular focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

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Get to know your CIAA Executive – Ontario Region

March 31, 2013 by

Teresa Mitchell FCIP, CRM, FCLA, FCIAA, FIFAATeresa Mitchell is our current Ontario Region President.  She is a Senior General Adjuster of the Global Technical Services division of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. Having been in the industry for 28 years

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Superstorm Sandy

January 31, 2013 Geoff Coulson

A Canadian Perspective on the “Hybrid” Hurricane

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WINMAR Franchise opens Kamloops, British Columbia branch

December 1, 2012 by

WINMAR Franchise Corp. in London announced in December the opening of its newest location in Kamloops, British Columbia, owned and operated by Karen Nicholson and Ken Jackson. In November, WINMAR also announced the opening of a new location in Tisdale,

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CarProof Vehicle History Reports offers free flood damage reports after Hurricane Sandy

December 1, 2012 by

CarProof Vehicle History Reports is offering a free flood damage check on its website so that individuals thinking about buying a used car from the United States can check for water damage, including as a result of Superstorm Sandy. After

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Large-loss years from extreme weather no longer rarities: ICLR

December 1, 2012 by

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) reports that large insured losses from extreme weather appear to be “the new normal” for the Canadian insurance industry, expecting that large-loss years will no longer be rarities. As insured losses from extreme

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International Institute of Loss Adjusters AGM in Boston

December 1, 2012 by

The International Institute of Loss Adjusters held its Annual General Meeting in Boston, October 17-21 during which a new Executive Board was elected; (L to R) Tom Moss, Nashville Tennessee (Secretary); Hakan Ileri, Istanbul, Turkey (First-Vice President), Ted Wheeler, Sydney,

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A “Twist” to Allocation of Defence Costs

July 31, 2012 Michael S. Teitelbaum

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Tedford v. TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (2012), potentially injects uncertainty into how defence costs can or should be allocated before an action has been concluded. We believe the decision is helpful to insurers,

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Duty to Serve

July 31, 2012 Craig Harris

Incoming CIAA president John Seyler feels a strong sense of giving back to the independent adjusting profession

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Uncovering Canada’s Catastrophic Risks

May 31, 2012 Paul Thenhaus, senior geologist of model development, EQECAT

Of all disasters throughout Canadian history, natural perils have accounted for 70%, with flooding being by far the greatest source in the 20th century. In 2009 insurance payments for all events in Canada totaled $5.3 billion.