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Claims Canada - February/March 2014

Features

Property Loss Trends
An expert adjuster, who has taken on a surprising new role, highlights some important property cases.

Top 10 Insurance Decisions
Some of the coverage-related cases that adjusters and claims professionals should know about from 2013.

Driving Efficiency
How insurers and adjusters can capitalize on data insight and partnerships in collision repair

End Game
Examining the three expectancies of damages quantification

Settlement Privilege
Understanding the latest developments in settlement opportunities may reduce the costs and delays of litigation for adjusters and their clients.


Departments

Spotlight

On the Leading Edge
Fonthill, Ontario's Jeff Edge started Leading Edge Claims Services Inc. in 2011 with a business plan that mirrors his systematic approach to handling claims.

Cover Feature

Quake Conundrum
The risk of a major earthquake in certain regions of Canada is real, according to geoscientists and catastrophe modelers. However, the awareness level of residents in vulnerable zones, as measured by take-up rates of private insurance, is low. Independent adjusters say that while it is difficult to truly prepare for a major earthquake in an urban area, there are some lessons that can be gleaned from recent events in Japan, New Zealand and Chile. The question looming ahead: will Canada be ready for the big one?

Message From the President

Education Forum

The World Around You
Assessing The Competitive Environment