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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.

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Climate change and its effect on insurance claims

November 2, 2017 Neville Bussell

The wildfire insurance losses incurred in Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016 are the costliest in Canadian history. The fire involved residential property, businesses, municipal property and landscape over an area of 590,000 hectares. The Insurance Bureau of Canada Costs estimated

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Looking Under the Hood

November 1, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Ontario’s mandatory auto insurance system needs more than a tune-up

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January 1, 2017 Legislative changes: Will they mitigate motor vehicle property claim costs?

March 5, 2017 Lisa M. Carr

Ontario passed Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act in 2014. That law made changes to both the Repair and Storage Liens Act and Consumer Protection Act.

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Adjusting Fort McMurray’s Firestorm

June 1, 2016 Heather Sanderson

Business Interruption & Civil Authority Coverage Issues with the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire

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Shrinking the Training Room

June 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

The evolving nature of the p&c insurance industry is altering the independent adjuster’s career path and the skills needed to advance along it. Opinions vary, but all agree that the new environment is here to stay. Those who plan to take advantage will be most likely to prosper.

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The Over/Under on Property Insurance

June 1, 2016 Timothy Zimmerman and Ari Singer

The importance of determining the value of a commercial property when applying for insurance

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Loss in Translation

April 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

Making the complex clear brings satisfaction to Andy Williams and the team at AMG Claims Inc.

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La Plume du Président

April 1, 2016 Fred Plant, president, ACEI

Notre profession est une profession noble; vous devriez être fiers du travail important que vous accomplissez chaque jour, c’est-à-dire d’offrir le produit du secteur de l’assurance de dommages au Canada. L’un des nombreux avantages d’être président national de l’Association canadienne

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Message from the President

April 1, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Ours is a venerable profession and you should be proud of the important work you do, every day, delivering the product of the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry in Canada. As a profession we have a responsibility to determine and

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Are You Keeping Up?

April 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

The pace of change facing the independent adjuster, along with the entire P&C insurance industry, is blistering. And the risks of not keeping abreast of new developments are high, for small and large firms alike. So where’s an adjuster to turn for advice and education in the brave new world? Turns out there are options; you just have to find the time.

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Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay): Further Lessons in Policy Language and Interpretation

February 1, 2016 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Ashley Peacock, associate Hughes Amys

Introduction In Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay), [2015] ONCA 911, the Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision1 that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applied to both direct and indirect damages. The Court ruled that the motion judge’s