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Small is Beautiful

February 27, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

It’s fair to say that Nick Stagliano and Scott Mastromatteo dislike bureaucracy. In fact, their need to get out from under the load of meetings, paperwork and layers of management was a principal motivator in the founding of NSA Claims.

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Trojan Horse or Workhorse?

February 26, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Is smart automation a boon or bane?

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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

January 9, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

On May 3, 2016 a massive wildfire swept through the remote Alberta community of Fort McMurray, necessitating the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history, with upwards of 88,000 people fleeing their homes. May 3rd was a turning point as well

Heather A. Sanderson, principal, Sanderson Law
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New data requirements will make cyber coverage mandatory

January 7, 2018 Heather Sanderson

Enacted by the European Parliament to simplify business rules for companies operating in the EU market and to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect May 25, 2018. When it comes

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Running past the finish line

January 5, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Dan Langer takes on CICMA presidency in retirement

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Fentany – What you need to know if you encounter it

January 4, 2018 Mike Wiebe, Partner & General Manager, Trauma Scene Bio Services

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more toxic. When used legitimately, it is a Schedule II prescription drug and it is typically used to treat

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Insurance implications of marijuana legalization

January 2, 2018 Jennifer Huneault and Jason Arcuri

With legalization of recreational marijuana use slated to take effect in Canada on July 1, 2018, challenge and change is on the horizon. But with change also comes great opportunity, not only for businesses and industries directly involved in the

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Putting the brakes on

January 1, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

The second in our two-part series looking at structural problems in Ontario’s and BC’s auto insurance systems.

Glenn Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, Crawford & Company Consulting
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Property Loss Update: The importance of good fire investigation

November 4, 2017 Glenn Gibson and Andrew Eckart

I’ve been writing on topics that impact front-line loss adjusters for over 25 years. I have now expanded things a bit by adding lawyer Andrew Eckart to form a writing team with me. I had the good fortune to have

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A Duty of Care in Medical Exams

November 3, 2017 Danielle Rode, associate, Martin Whalen Hennebury Stamp

The duty of care independent medical examiners owe examinees has undergone a significant shift in Canada in the last 20 years. A recent decision of the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal, Rubens v Sansome, 2017 NLCA 32, confirms independent

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La Plume du Président

November 2, 2017 Monica Kuzyk, President, ACEI

Imaginez qu’un ordre d’évacuation a été émis et que vous avez une heure pour rassembler votre famille, vos provisions d’urgence et pour vous diriger vers une zone de sécurité désignée ou un centre d’évacuation. Qu’emportez-vous lorsque votre vie est menacée?

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Message from the President

November 2, 2017 Monica Kuzyk, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

Imagine the evacuation order has been issued, and you have an hour to gather your family, emergency supplies and head to a designated safety zone or an evacuation centre. What do you take when your life is disrupted? For many