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Ontario floats regulatory changes to fight fraud

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario government is proposing several regulatory amendments, slated to go into effect June 1, as part of ongoing efforts to fight auto insurance fraud in the province. The regulatory changes include:•    Requiring insurers to provide claimants all reasons for

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ORIMS Hosts Christmas Luncheon

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (ORIMS) held its Christmas Luncheon on December 13, 2012, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. More than 700 attended. In all, $8,500 and hundreds of pounds of food were collected for The

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New Brunswick court orders production of fire documents

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision requiring a fire insurance claimant to produce records for State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance. The appeal court dismissed an appeal from Karen Bennett of an Oct. 2011

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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

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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

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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

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ORIMS Christmas Luncheon

February 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

The Ontario Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (ORIMS) held its Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15, 2011, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. More than 700 attended. In keeping with the spirit of giving, the ORIMS executive

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Taking Chances

February 1, 2012 Laura Kupcis

When it comes to safety, independent adjusters have come a long way from years past when safety was not high on the priority list. Now, internal company policies, and a healthy dose of common sense, are relied upon to direct adjusters to make the safest choices when handling claims.

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McCague Borlack LLP hosts Christmas in January

February 1, 2012 by Claims Canada

On Jan. 18, 2012 the partners and staff of McCague Borlack LLP hosted their 18th annual “Christmas in January” party. McCague Borlack LLP is the Ontario affiliate of the Canadian Litigation Counsel and the Harmonie Group. Members from both groups

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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)

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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

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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