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Ottawa-Gatineau residents still affected by September’s tornadoes

By: Luke Jones|October 22, 2018|3:47 pm

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The effects of six tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau region in September are still being felt several weeks on. Residents and communities across the area are struggling to cope with rebuilding…

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IBC: Great ShakeOut BC 2018 was largest since ever

By: Luke Jones|October 22, 2018|3:27 pm

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Last week, we discussed the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) call for more people to participate in Great ShakeOut 2018. The earthquake preparedness and awareness event was held in British…

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Airbnb laws in Vancouver give instant results

By: Luke Jones|October 22, 2018|1:51 pm

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Earlier this year, the City of Vancouver introduced new laws that mandated short-term rentals such as Airbnb to carry a business license. Since then, the city’s government says the number…

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Surge in Cat events means home insurers are facing cost issues

By: Luke Jones|October 22, 2018|11:56 am

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Insurance companies are already facing rising costs in the auto market because of increased collisions and higher repair costs. While many insurers have discussed pulling back on auto and focusing…

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UK autonomous vehicles liability model can light the way for Canada

By: Luke Jones|October 21, 2018|7:47 pm

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Canadian insurance companies are part of a global debate on how to handle liability situations surrounding autonomous vehicles. One insurance lawyer believes the United Kingdom is developing a model that…

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RCMP reveals distracted driving behaviour many drivers are unaware of

By: Luke Jones|October 21, 2018|7:34 pm

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Distracted driving is a massive problem across Canada. Lawmakers, authorities, and insurance companies continue to wrestle with how to handle the problem. In many provinces, distracted driving is becoming the…

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Small talk with customers can help brokers expand

By: Luke Jones|October 21, 2018|12:10 pm

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Brokers are often told to connect with customers to engage in a changing marketplace. Consumers are becoming more powerful and digitally focused and customer service is important. While much of…

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Companies respond to proposed changes to New Brunswick auto insurance laws

By: Luke Jones|October 21, 2018|11:27 am

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New Brunswick is Canada’s third most affordable auto insurance markets. However, as we reported earlier, insurance companies are seeking a major increase in premiums to offset losses from rising claims…

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IBC continues to back N.L. minor injury cap despite opposition repeal threat

By: Luke Jones|October 20, 2018|3:04 pm

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The Public Utilities Board (PUB) in Newfoundland and Labrador (N.L.) is finalizing its review into the flawed auto insurance system in the province. Among the biggest debate points is the…

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Social media allows small brokers to compete with rival giants

By: Luke Jones|October 20, 2018|2:12 pm

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A major concern for small independent brokers is how to compete against major organizations with vast resources for marketing. However, as the insurance industry continues to transition to online operations,…

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