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What insurers requested of police chiefs

June 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

Insurers are calling on greater collaboration with law enforcement to help fight auto insurance fraud. The cost of auto insurance fraud is overwhelming, and no one industry can tackle it alone, Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau

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What cabinet upheaval means for auto reform progress

June 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has made drastic changes to his cabinet just months after including auto reforms in its first budget. Taking over as finance minister – and in effect, the auto insurance file – will be Rod Phillips. The

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The other technology risk that’s keeping clients up at night

June 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you place commercial insurance, you probably have clients who are very concerned about the risk of making large investments in information technology projects. “The failure rate of IT projects is quite high and the returns are often not what

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Electronic logs will be mandatory for truck, bus drivers

June 14, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices – one of the recommendations from a coroner’s report into the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The federal department says the tamper-resistant devices will

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No ‘silver bullet’ for bus passenger safety: Commons committee

June 13, 2019 Teresa Wright - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A committee of MPs who probed bus-passenger safety in Canada has decided not to call for seatbelts to be installed in Canadian school buses, urging further study instead. The House of Commons transportation committee launched an investigation into

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What is costing Alberta auto insurers the most

June 13, 2019 by Jason Contant

Third-party liability coverage continues to be the bane of Alberta auto insurers’ existence, the province’s Automobile Insurance Rate Board (AIRB) revealed in its 2018 annual report. Provincial auto insurers collect 53% of every dollar for third-party liability coverage, but are

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CU Total Loss Series: Bending Time

June 13, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Total Loss Series, Part 3: Solutions Imagine Canada’s auto insurance industry saving millions of dollars each year in total loss costs and passing that along to Canadian drivers in the form of premium decreases. And all by simply reducing total

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Why is New Brunswick’s loss ratio the highest in Canada?

June 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

What is contributing to New Brunswick’s skyrocketing loss ratio? According to Canadian Underwriter’s 2019 Statistical Issue, the total (direct) loss ratio for the province last year was 100.8%, up 22 points from 78.8% in 2017. This makes it the highest

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How this auto client got bus-ted

June 7, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia motorist whose sharp right turn made a bus brake suddenly has lost his dispute with the Insurance Corporation of B.C. Wen Sheng Li was involved in an accident in Vancouver on June 1, 2018. ICBC found him

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Mainstream autos get driver monitoring devices

June 4, 2019 By Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Would you pay more for a car or SUV that warns you if you’re falling asleep or not paying attention behind the wheel? Auto companies are figuring that because your life could depend on it, you will. As

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Competitive insurance industry urged to collaborate more often

May 31, 2019 by Adam Malik

To get the best out of your collaboration efforts, get outside of your comfort zone. The best companies understand the value of collaboration, said Sven Roehl, co-founder of Cookhouse Lab, an insurtech innovation firm. But they also understand they need

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Don’t count on self-driving cars being just around the corner

May 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you are led to believe most of your clients will get around in self-driving cars within a decade, you might want to think again. “Autonomous vehicles will likely not be on our roads for at least another 25-30 years,