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IBC debuts new tool for water damager

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has announced a new tool that will help home insurance customers decide if their property is water damaged. The tool is interactive and give customers advice about what constitutes water damage. Flooding is an increasing problem for home insurance and tenant

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CSIO officially names eDelivery solution My Proof of Insurance

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The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has been working on its eSolution for several years, but the official name has not been released until today. The paperless auto insurance solution that will allow drivers to show documentation digitally will be unimaginatively titles “My Proof

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British Columbia changes auto claims dispute system

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British Columbia is continuing to revamp its auto insurance market in the wake of EY’s August 2017 report that shows the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is in financial trouble. The latest measure is a new dispute resolution system for auto insurance, specifically focusing on

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Intact to increase auto insurance premiums across Canada

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Intact Financial Corp. in response to a poor fourth quarter 2017 financial report driven by underperforming auto insurance, says it will apply a premium increase for personal auto across Canada. The largest property and casualty insurance company in Canada says the increases will help push its

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Canadian insurer wants of increased collisions after marijuana legalization

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The federal government will legalize marijuana for recreational use across summer this summer. Auto insurers and authorities have been debating how to best manage impaired driving, including how police can properly test for drug impairment. One of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurers

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IBC: Ontario Insurance Act is blocking insurers from conducting digital business

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Ontario’s Insurance Act is blocking the province’s insurance companies from using digital and mobile platforms to interact with customers, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said Monday. The IBC has previously been critical of Ontario’s lack of movement on introducing electronic proof of

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Intact insurance debuts action plan to combat rising auto collision repairs

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Intact Insurance, the nation’s largest property and casualty insurer, is concerned about increasing collision repair costs. The company is coming off the back of an “unsatisfactory” performance in personal auto through its financial results. In a release, the company said the main factors

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BC government begins patching broken ICBC

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Work to save the sinking Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has finally started, nearly six months after a report showed the public auto insurer is in financial peril. On Feb. 6, the B.C. government announced several changes that it hopes will save the corporation billions of dollars

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Shop Insurance Canada joins Brighton – Cramahe Chamber of Commerce

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Shop Insurance Canada, a subsidiary of RDA Insurance, was announced as a member of the Brighton – Cramahe Chamber of Commerce recently. Over a recent expansion through 2017, the online insurance company has joined the Ontario, Canada, Angus & Area, and Vaughan Chambers of Commerce. A digital

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IBC: insurers don’t have ability to introduce electronic proof of auto insurance

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Insurance companies want electronic proof of auto insurance, but are so far unable to find a solution to share information electronically. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has published results of a study highlighting customer demand for electronic pink slips to be introduced. Steve Kee,

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Coalition of organizations combine to bring ride-sharing to B.C.

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A coalition of organizations in British Columbia are combining to push for ride-sharing to be introduced in the province. Eight groups make the collaboration and want companies like Uber to running in B.C. as soon as possible. Among the organizations involved at the BC Business Council, Vancouver

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UAV liability could be assessed in same way as stolen cars

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Speaking at a claims conference on Tuesday, a legal insurance expert suggested unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) could be subject to the same liability laws as parked stolen vehicles. Specifically, liability risks for UAVs could be affected by past court rulings in vehicle cases and

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Current laws would hold drivers responsible for autonomous vehicles collisions

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An expert in insurance defence and product liability told claims specialist Tuesday that traffic laws will need to change when driverless cars are on the road alongside normal motorists. While some current vehicles have very limited self-driving capabilities, autonomy will increase of coming

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British Columbia introduces cap for pain and suffering auto pay-outs

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The government in British Columbia has announced its latest step to save money for the provincial public auto Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). In a release on Tuesday, the government said it will start a $5,500 cap program on pain and suffering for pay-outs for collision

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Reluctant insurers creating earthquake gap in Quebec

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Home and tenant insurance customers in Quebec are at an increasingly risk of earthquake, but insurance companies are not rushing to deliver earthquake coverage to the province. An industry expert spoke at the C4 2018 Conference in Ottawa on Friday and said there is too much risk already so insurers

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Ontario Appeal court rules excluded drivers can claim accident benefits

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The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled drivers can still claim accident benefits on another driver’s policy, even if there are excluded from their own coverage. This is possible as long as they were not operating the vehicles from which they were secluded. The court came to the decision after

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IBAS adopts CSIO eDelivery pink slip replacement

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The Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is the latest insurance body to support the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) and its soon to launch electronic document delivery (eSlips) service. CSIO’s eDelivery solution will allow drivers to replace their auto

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B.C. could cap minor injury auto insurance awards to relieve ICBC

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David Eby, the Attorney General for British Columbia and the minister in charge of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), has been vocal this week about the insurer’s financial problems. Speaking to Canadian Underwriter on Tuesday, he offered arguably the first concrete strategy

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Renters cannot afford to miss out on tenants insurance

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Statistics show people who rent an apartment or home are more likely to be victims of theft. However, many people do not bother with tenants insurance. A common misconception is home insurance will protect the rental owner, and there is no point insuring contents. Most people sight the cost of

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Gore Mutual targets growth with executive additions

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Insurance giant, Gore Mutual has made an executive change, introducing two new execs as a continuation of its plans for growth. Paul Jackson becomes an executive by being named chief marketing and distribution officer. Joining him is Stephen Imrie, who becomes vice president of underwriting. Both

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