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More severe storms predicted for 2013

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Forecast services company ImpactWeather has released a prediction for this year’s hurricane season, suggesting that 2013 will have a series of storms more severe than last year. Based on “averages of past seasons, ocean temperature trends, and the absence of

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The Big Mingle

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Hundreds of insurance claims industry guests attended the 7th Annual Post CICMA/CIAA Joint Conference Cocktail on Feb. 5, 2013. Entitled The Big Mingle, the event featured a Big-Top theme. Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn LLP hosted the event,

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FSCO nears halfway point of mediation backlog pilot

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is reaching the midway point of a six-month pilot aimed at streamlining part of its mediation process and saving mediators’ time. Effective Jan. 2, the pilot program allows the parties involved in mediation

Dara Banga
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Start Up

April 1, 2013 Craig Harris

Brampton, Ontario’s Dara Banga caught the entrepreneurial bug and launched his own adjusting firm, DSB Claims Solutions, just over a year ago. His main weapon? A singular focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash
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The Cost of Ignorance in Structural Engineering

April 1, 2013 Dr. Farhood Nowzartash

From the seven ancient wonders of the world, the only one left standing today is the Pyramid of Khufu in the Egyptian desert. Any man-made environment is destined to vanish eventually, but we are convinced that buildings will stand forever.

Angela Veri
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Risk and the Older Driver

April 1, 2013 Angela Veri

Why your future caseload may increasingly include clients 50+ years of age

Tammie Norn
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The MIG’s Grey Area

April 1, 2013 Tammie Norn

A recent decision raises questions on what is – and what isn’t – included in the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG)

Daniel Strigberger
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What exactly is an “Accident?”

April 1, 2013 Daniel Strigberger

Conflicting decisions have made the interpretation about as clear as mud

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Government pledges $53 billion for infrastructure

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The federal government has allocated $53.5 billion over the next decade for infrastructure across the country, a move that Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has commended. In the 2013 budget, the Conservative government set out the amount for provincial, territorial

Darcy Merkur
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The Other Side of the Fence

April 1, 2013 Darcy Merkur

One lawyer argues that Independent Medical Exams are often unnecessary

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Industry posts solid premium growth, lower combined ratio

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian property and casualty insurance market saw substantial growth in premiums in 2012, largely because of growth in personal lines, including improvement in Ontario auto results, according to preliminary data from MSA Research. The industry’s combined ratio for the

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Testing the Waters

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The challenges of environmental insurance