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What your auto client may like about Ontario budget

April 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Some Ontario motorists would like an auto insurance system that lets carriers offer lower rates to clients who use the carriers’ preferred collision repair or healthcare facilities, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official suggests. In its budget document tabled April

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Ontario city partly liable in collision that injured four

April 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision means the City of Hamilton is partly liable in a motor vehicle bodily injury lawsuit because there was no painted stop line immediately before an intersection. On June 16, 2007, a vehicle driven

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CU Total Loss Series: How to reduce auto total loss cycle times by a week

April 3, 2019 by David Gambrill

Meet Jane Doe, a total loss survivor. The front end of her car was demolished when she tried to turn left at a busy intersection. She was hit by a driver who was talking on his cell phone while running

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Major auto coverage change now in effect in this province

April 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Auto coverage is changing for British Columbia motorists effective today. Accident benefits coverage from Insurance Corporation of B.C. has more than doubled from $300 per week to $740 a week. That is one of several changes – for claims made

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Auto loss ratios ‘unsustainable’ in these provinces

March 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario auto insurance is profitable but loss ratios are unsustainable in Alberta and two of the Maritime provinces, Canada’s Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation notes. “Importantly for insurers, Ontario’s private passenger auto insurance market remained profitable with a loss

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Owner of truck in Broncos crash admits to safety offences

March 28, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The owner of the transport truck involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has admitted he did not follow provincial and federal safety rules in the months leading up to the collision. Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol

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Pot legalization not a good reason to raise auto rates: Regulator

March 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Nova Scotia’s auto insurance regulator is not letting The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company take marijuana legalization into account when calculating this year’s rate increases. The Dominion said in a rate change application that claims frequency will likely go

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Eight years jail time for truck driver in Broncos bus crash

March 22, 2019 Bill Graveland and Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MELFORT, Sask. _ A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary had pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. He stood

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Is Aviva-Desjardins fraud collaboration the dawning of a new era?

March 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

Could an insurance fraud collaboration between the second and third largest insurers in Canada herald the beginning of a broader trend across the industry? “Hopefully, this is laying the foundation for great, big things to come,” said Ashish Bhargava, vice

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What 5G technology means for the insurance and collision repair industries

March 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

The promise of 5G technology was one of the top stories coming out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. But what does that mean for the insurance and collision repair industries? A massive increase in connected devices that respond seemingly

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How waiving this government fee could reduce auto premiums

March 15, 2019 by David Gambrill

If the Ontario government wants to take one small step towards reducing auto insurance premiums for its drivers, it might consider dropping its administrative charges for drivers and their insurers to obtain three-year driving records, one industry professional suggests. “Assuming

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What this direct writer learned by starting up its own broker channel

March 14, 2019 by David Gambrill

We’ve all heard about multi-channel insurance companies that sell through the broker channel while at the same time beefing up their direct channel. But how about CAA Insurance, a direct writer that has become a multi-channel writer by building up