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CARSTAR launches new campaign

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

With nearly 10 million square kilometres and close to one million kilometres of road to call home, Canadians are no strangers to the draw of the open road and to the significant role that a car can play in our

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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

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First notice of loss sets tone for claims experience

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The first notice of loss call a customer makes to their insurance provider after a collision or having vehicle damage “sets the tone” for their overall claims experience, notes a new satisfaction survey from J.D. Power. That first phone call

Keith Stephen, environmental engineer, Giffin Koerth Inc.
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Varied Facets of a Fire Loss

June 1, 2013 Keith Stephen

The key environmental, health and safety considerations in the event of a property fire claim

Kadey B.J. Schultz, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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MIG: Gone with the wind?

June 1, 2013 Kadey B.J. Schultz, Jason Frost and Joy Stothers

In a ruling in favour of Lenworth Scarlett, an arbitrator for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario released the first decision in consideration of the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) of the province’s automobile insurance regulation.

David Borthwick, president, Accessible Solutions Inc.
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Team Approach

June 1, 2013 David Borthwick

Before carrying out modifications on the home of a catastrophically impaired motor vehicle accident victim, you need an assessment from both an occupational therapist and a housing expert.

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