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Two-year window to dispute auto claim denial not a ‘hard limitation,’ court rules

November 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The two-year time limit to take auto accident benefits disputes to Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) is not a “hard limitation” period, the province’s appeal court has ruled. In Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, released Nov. 8, the Court

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Ontario auto discussions ‘very encouraging,’ Intact reports

February 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s new government and auto insurance regulator are “focussed on the right areas,” a senior manager for the province’s largest auto insurer said recently. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is scheduled to replace the Financial Services Commission of Ontario

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Industry in the dark on auto reform

January 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Nearly two years after David Marshall released his report on Ontario auto insurance reform, there is still no indication on where the government plans to go with it. “We haven’t had a concrete yes or no that they are going

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Marshall report on Ontario auto ‘dead’

December 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A report recommending major auto reforms, from a former CEO of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, appears to have gone by the wayside. “What I have heard is that [the] Marshall [report] is dead,” consultant Willie Handler said Monday

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Legislation puts sustainability of Ontario auto product at risk: Top 5 insurer

October 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The major problems of the Ontario auto insurance product won’t be solved by changing the territorial rating system, a major insurer warns. Two private member’s bills recently tabled at Queen’s Park “have the potential to challenge the sustainability of the

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How insurers respond to proposed ban on territorial ratings

October 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Calls this week for a ban on territorial ratings in auto insurance, by politicians from across the political spectrum, shows that Ontario needs to change its rate filing system, an Insurance Bureau of Canada spokesperson said. Bill 42, the Ending

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Recommendation for lifetime care management for MVA victims ‘may be buried’ by Ontario government: insurance defence lawyer

April 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Ontario government announced Thursday it is “reviewing” 35 recommendations on auto insurance form made by the former head of the province’s government-run workers’ compensation insurance system, the same day an insurance defence lawyer warned that some of those recommendations