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Natural perils in 2012 cause $72 billion in insured losses

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

In its recently released annual global climate and catastrophe report, Aon Benfield noted that the costliest catastrophe worldwide in 2012 was Hurricane Sandy, while a hailstorm July 12 in Calgary led to claims exceeding $500 million. Impact Forecasting, the Aon

This image shows Sandy making landfall at around 8p.m. on October 29. The number of isobars around the low indicate just how low its central pressure wasl the purple areas denote marine warnings over Canadian waters; and the red shows where wind warnings were in effect.

Superstorm Sandy

February 1, 2013 Geoff Coulson

A Canadian Perspective on the “Hybrid” Hurricane

Scott Broad

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

February 1, 2013 Dione Scheltus and Scott Broad

An Emerging Claims Field That Adjusters Should Understand


Insurance Institute of Ontario holds 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 in Toronto

April 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

The Insurance Institute of Ontario held its 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Paul Martin, president of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, served as the master of ceremonies. Karen Barkley, chairwoman


Toronto Women’s Insurance Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception

April 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception was held at The Hyatt Regency in Toronto on Feb 16. More than 1,200 guests attended the association’s annual signature event

Glenn Gibson
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Property Update

February 1, 2012 Glenn Gibson

For the past 20 years, I have had the pleasure of both developing and participating in a unique training school. The course is a six-day program that is cosponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)

Delores Thorbourne
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Alberta Insurance Act Changes

February 1, 2012 Delores Thorbourne

A number of changes to the Insurance Act and related regulations in Alberta coming into effect July 2012, which will impact the handling of claims. Some of these changes are: changes to the limitation periods, notice of retainer by plaintiff’s

Christopher Dunn
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Top 10 Insurance Decisions from 2011

February 1, 2012 Christopher Dunn

The Ontario Court of Appeal was particularly busy this past year, while the Supreme Court of Canada rested a little in the wake of Progressive Homes v. Lombard in late 2010. Without further adieu, here are the insurance coverage cases

Ian Gold

Effective Claims Handling

February 1, 2012 Ian Gold

Seven habits of highly successful claims handlers

Jason Young

The Slip Tester

February 1, 2012 Jason Young and Michelle Livingstone

Slips and falls are not trivial matters. With large claim values for fall injuries, insurers need to know the risks they face from exposure to liability. However, with differing standards for slip testing and instruments, it can be difficult to

Carol Messervey and Lindsay Mackenzie
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On The Scene

February 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

Carol Messervey, representing the Canadian Independent Adjusters Association’s Nova Scotia region, presents Lindsay Mackenzie of The Economical Insurance Group with the award for best results in Essentials of Loss Adjusting. ———- Sean M. Douglas has been appointed as the new

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Matson, Driscoll & Damico Thanksgiving Event

February 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

Matson, Driscoll & Damico, a forensic accounting firm, hosted their annual American Thanksgiving Event on Nov. 24, 2011 at the Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto. The event raised $3,714 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.