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Why this accident benefits claim from 2018 Toronto van attack was denied

December 1, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Toronto firefighter who suffered psychological injury after responding to the deadly 2018 van attack is not entitled to auto accident benefits, the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal has ruled. In Travis v Aviva Insurance Company, released Nov. 25, LAT adjudicator

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Why insurance regulators’ council wants to stop best-terms pricing

December 3, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you are still placing subscription policies using best-terms pricing, you should stop, the Canadian Council of Insurance regulators suggests. “Fair and transparent pricing is essential to a successful marketplace and CCIR Members expect insurers and brokers to cease BTP

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Brokerage launches its own exclusive MGA

December 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

Brokerage InsureLine Brokers Inc. has officially launched its new managing general agency (MGA) – InsureLine Solutions Inc. Available exclusively to InsureLine franchisees, “the intention is to help fill gaps in current coverages, and also identify lines of high-risk or niche

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Who is now leading Willis Towers Watson Canada

November 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Laura Samaroo (pictured, above) is the new Canadian region leader for Willis Towers Watson PLC, the Dublin-based brokerage announced Tuesday. Samaroo is based in Vancouver. She had been Willis Towers Watson’s Western Canadian market leader and Canada co-leader until being

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Why some insurance professionals are looking forward to back-to-the-office

December 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Anna McCrindell, vice president of commercial insurance with Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, likes the energy she gets from heading back into the office. McCrindell said during an Insurance Institute of Ontario webinar Nov. 23 that in her current role, she’s

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Can we blame climate change for B.C. ‘atmospheric river?’

December 2, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

We can’t say for sure that climate change has caused the heavy rainfall and severe floods and landslides currently affecting British Columbia, but global warming is making disasters like this more likely, a Swiss Re speaker suggested Thursday. “Warmer air

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Claims adjusters react to B.C. flooding

December 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

It’s too early to tell how much the recent “atmospheric river” in British Columbia will cost the industry, but independent adjusters are observing widespread damage. Environment Canada lifted weather alerts for British Columbia on Thursday as storm conditions eased, floodwaters