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Claims Canada - April/May 2015

Features

Fire, Pollution and Exclusion
Pollution resulting from fire is not necessarily subject to insurance exclusion, says B.C. Court.

Location, Location
New technologies, such as location-based intelligence, are helping insurers mitigate catastrophe risk.

No Contract is an Island
How the Supreme Court of Canada "Sattva" decision may affect insurance policy interpretation.

Understand The Tension
Adjusters can help with disaster assessment of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures.


Departments

Spotlight

"We like the North"
Marlene Lefebvre of Laurin Adjusters, which serves Alberta's Peace Region, says her firm embraces the challenge of handling claims in a remote area.

Cover Feature

Leakage!
The notion that insurers can better control their claims/indemnity spend through streamlining, cost cutting and efficiency initiatives has gained momentum in Canada in recent years. Many insurance companies are finding ways to plug financial "leakage" in claims handling - a term not always popular with claims managers. Independent adjusters understand the reasons behind this focus on costs, but caution that a proper approach to claims adjudication should prevail.

Message From the President

First Notice

Education Forum

Artful Adjusting
Features of Fine Art Coverage