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Water damage accounts for over half of home claims: Aviva

April 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

More than half of all home insurance claims last year involved water damage, with water damage claims payouts rising 69% over 2012, Aviva Canada said in a release in late March. “With last year’s storms, water damage reached an all

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IBC says weather hit P&C insurers’ results hard in 2013

April 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

A turn in the weather last year proved enough to undermine the performance of the insurance industry, Gregor Robinson, senior vice president of policy and chief economist for the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said during Swiss Re’s 29th Annual

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Interest growing in usage-based auto insurance

April 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

Canadian drivers are receptive to purchasing usage-based auto insurance policies, fairly in line with other global markets, according to a new survey from professional services firm Towers Watson. More than half (56%) of drivers here said they have a “strong

Darcy Gorchynski, Director of Business Development, Audatex Canada
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Driving Efficiency

February 1, 2014 Darcy Gorchynski, Director of Business Development, Audatex Canada

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

Mark M. Skorah, senior partner, Guild Yule LLP
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No Vacancy?

December 1, 2013 Mark M. Skorah, senior partner, Guild Yule LLP

How one case addressed the issue of reduced occupancy and material change.

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Regulators release final paper on electronic commerce

December 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators has released its final position paper on the use of electronic commerce in insurance products, stressing the need for consumers to have access to more information on their coverage. The CCIR began its look

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Overhaul of property insurance needed in Alberta: industry groups

December 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Changes need to be made to the current property insurance product for it to be sustainable, especially in the wake of major flooding in Alberta, several industry participants agreed during a recent event held by the Insurance Brokers Association of

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Ontario government announces rate reduction plan

October 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario government announced in late August the next steps in its plan that it says will reduce auto insurance rates by an average of 15%, a measure it included in this year’s budget. The government said it’s aiming to

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First General Ottawa owners presented with Golden Flame award

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Owners of First General Ottawa, Richard Crate and Gerry Denomme were pleased to be presented with a Gold Flame plaque by WICC in recognition of their continued generous support over the past three years. First General Ottawa was presented with

Jason Guihan, environmental technologist,  Giffin Koerth Inc.
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Rethinking the Retrofit

August 1, 2013 Jason Guihan

Who pays for damages caused by ill-conceived home/building energy retrofits?

Dr. Jason Mazzarella, specialist, chronic pain
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Contending with Chronic Pain

August 1, 2013 Dr. Jason Mazzarella

Surveys find two-thirds of professionals find pain is not well managed, and insurance companies face challenges when trying to quickly resolve motor vehicle accident claims involving complaints of chronic pain.

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Alberta gets 5% increase for mandatory auto insurance

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Alberta’s Automobile Insurance Rate Board will allow premium levels for mandatory auto insurance to increase by up to 5%, effective Nov. 1, it announced in late July. Insurance companies have the option to implement all or part of that increase