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May 31, 2010 Laura Kupcis

Preparing for the Inevitable; As Haiti and Chile begin the slow rebuilding process after earthquakes rocked each of the two countries, it’s time for the Canadian insurance industry to take a closer look at its preparedness measures for when an earthquake strikes closer to home. Given the potential for a magnitude-8 earthquake in Vancouver and a magnitude-6 earthquake in Montreal, the need to have an emergency readiness plan in place is essential.

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16th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala

May 31, 2010 by

More wishes will be coming true this year thanks to the 16th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala, held in support of Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. The May 1st black-tie event themed ‘Springtime in Paris’ raised $175,000, exceeding last year’s amount. Attendance

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Preparing the Adjuster’s File for Litigation — Part II: Maximizing the Value of the Adjuster’s File When Retaining Coverage Counsel

March 31, 2010 Don McGarvey

In the October/ November 2009 issue of Claims Canada, I provided my opinions and recommendations pertaining to how an adjuster’s file can be properly prepared and provided to defence counsel in order to allow counsel to effectively and efficiently commence

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On The Scene (February 01, 2010)

January 31, 2010 by

Donald N. Hull has been promoted to vice president, Ontario region, at McLarens Canada. In his 36-year career, Hull has been director and the senior executive for an international claims company, both in Canada and internationally. He has also previously

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Introducing The Ontario Chapter Presidents (December 01, 2009)

November 30, 2009 Laura Kupcis|Laura Kupcis

Richard Swierczynski, president of the Ontario region of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, is finding new ways to increase the profile of the association. The Ontario executive will be travelling to different areas outside of the Greater Toronto Area to

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Hydrocarbon Spill Claims:

November 30, 2009 Mike Laberge

How to Keep above the Plimsoll Mark

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CIAA Ontario Region’s Executive Meeting

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CIAA Ontario Region took their executive meeting on the road on Oct. 15. As a regional initiative the association is holding an executive meeting in each region of the province. This allows attendance by local members and is done in

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Winmar Franchise Corp. (October 01, 2009)

September 30, 2009 by

Winmar Franchise Corp. has announced the opening of its newest location Winmar Lanark County, in London, Ont. The location, located at at 40 Bennett Street, Carleton Place, K7C 4J9, will service the Lanark County, Smith Falls, and Carleton Place area.

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Rain Rain Go Away

July 31, 2009 Laura Kupcis

As the climate changes, so do the risks facing the insurance industry. Water damage has risen to the number one spot in terms of claims relating to warming weather.

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Mitigating Risk In Changing Times

July 31, 2009 Royston Colbourne

Risk mitigation represents the core of insurance: The entire industry is based on making informed judgments about probabilities of things going wrong. The industry has, in general, made a very effective process of calculating premiums in the context of risk.

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Corporate Reputation And Effective Communication

July 31, 2009 Lori Brassell-Cicchini

A Catastrophe Adjuster’s Responsibility

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FirstOnSite Restoration L.P.’s Acquisition

July 31, 2009 by

FirstOnSite Restoration L. P. has acquired First General Services (Saskatchewan) Partnership and Calgary-based ServePro Disaster Restoration. Since early 2007, FirstOnSite has acquired operations in all Canadian provinces except Newfoundland. Including the original founding companies, this is FirstOnSite’s 15th and 16th