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IBC: consumers confused by opposing rhetoric in Newfoundland and Labrador

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The auto insurance system in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is under a review and there is an argument developing between government and private insurers. In the middle are consumers, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says many consumers in NL are uncertain about what is happening to auto insurance

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Legal pot market to grow fast says Statistics Canada

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Next month, the federal government’s Cannabis Act will come into effect, making cannabis consumption for recreational use legal. According to Statistics Canada, consumers across the country will waste no time in embracing the new law. Once the legalization starts on Oct. 17, Statistics Canada

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How insurers can find insurance address fraud

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One of the most common type of insurance trickery is address fraud. This is a fraud that is not just committed by criminal rings but also by individuals who see an easy way to get cheaper coverage. However, there are things insurance companies can do to both find address fraudsters and prevent

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Expert says drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador are overpaying for auto insurance

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Newfoundland and Labrador is continuing its review into its broken auto insurance system as government and insurers work to find solutions. With plenty of opinions already in the ring, another expert has stepped forward with a method for improving the system. Fred Lazar, an associate professor of

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Canadians remains unconcerned about distracted driving and deny using smartphones

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Canadian authorities, lawmakers, and insurance companies remain hugely concerned by distracted driving, and with good reason. It is the leading cause of road-related fatalities in many provinces and drivers simply don’t seem to be getting the message that distracted driving is both dangerous and

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Saskatchewan public insurer to keep speed cameras permanently

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Saskatchewan will have a permanent network of speed cameras; the province’s public insurance provider has announced. Speed cameras were supposed to be removed but will stay in place following the success of a pilot program designed to test their effectiveness. According to Saskatchewan

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Millennials are the future of insurance and are increasingly showing interest in joining the industry

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Millennials are often touted as the future of the insurance industry, especially as a driving force behind adopting new innovations. The good news for insurers is millennials are increasingly seeking a larger role and turning to a career in insurance for opportunities. Two studies –

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Despite numerous weather events, Canada’s summer has been kind to insurers

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It has been a summer full of torrential weather across Canada. However, while Ontario and the Prairies have been hit by severe thunderstorms, strong wind, and hail events, while British Columbia suffered its second consecutive record wildfire season. Despite all these events, summer has not been as

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Insurers can protect themselves from fake online customers

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Insurance companies in Canada are now as much online businesses as they are bricks and mortar. However, working with customers digitally comes with its own unique risks for carriers, such as knowing when someone is a genuine customer or a false identity such as a cybercriminal or online troll. A

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Report confirms auto insurers concerns about rising repair costs

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Canadian auto insurance companies have been increasing rates behind the reasoning claims costs are rising due to increasing collisions and the cost of repair. Private insurers have sought rate increases to offset the costs, while public provider the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)

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IBC proposes natural green infrastructure to mitigate flooding

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Overland flooding is among the main concerns insurers face in the coming decades. Storms are becoming more frequent and severe, bringing more homes into the reach of flooding. A new report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) urges communities to embrace natural green infrastructure to reduce

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Provinces running out of time to regulate marijuana legalization

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The federal government’s Cannabis Act will start working in Canadian law from October 17, allowing people to legally consume marijuana for recreational use for the first time. Despite the impending legalization, many provinces are yet to finalize their regulations for governing the sale,

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X marks the spot for flying storm debris? Shattering a myth

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As Hurricane Florence unleashes her wrath on the Carolinas and the southeast coast of the United States, Canadians can perhaps feel lucky they mostly escape the brunt of tropical storms. Or perhaps they can’t as occasionally a hurricane does make landfall in the country. Either way, Canada has its

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How will Hurricane Florence affect reinsurance in Canada?

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Hurricane Florence is barrelling towards the Carolinas and the southwestern United States with plenty of might between her. A massive storm, Florence is gathering strength and while only a category 2 hurricane (from 5 categories and downgraded from category 4), she has been deemed a killer and is

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Manitoba places tough requirements on retailers ahead of cannabis legalization

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Canada’s Cannabis Act will pass into law on Oct. 17 and provincial authorities are finalizing their plans ahead of the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. In Manitoba, retailers who plan to sell cannabis will have to do so amid strict rules regarding how they display pot in their

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Prairies Weather Insured Losses Push Canada-Wide Losses to Over $1.4 Billion in 2018

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  Insurance companies continue to be burdened by storms that have struck the Prairie provinces throughout the summer. In a press release, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says customers and tax payers have also been affected by the weather. Storm events in Alberta and Saskatchewan during

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Insurance companies thrive on Great Place to Work Canada list

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This year’s list of Great Place to Work Canada has shown that financial services and insurance remain Canadians favourite workplaces. The results mirror other similar studies and the recent trends of the annual Great Place to Work Canada lists. Great Place to Work named 25 financial services

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90% of NL Motorists Support Auto Insurance Review

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90% of motorists in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) welcome the ongoing review into the province’s auto insurance system. The widespread support for the review was a highlight of an Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) survey published this week. In an effort to gauge customer feelings on the auto

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Insurers receive green light to develop cannabis insurance

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The federal government will introduce the Cannabis Act into law on October 17, allowing Canadians to buy and consume recreational marijuana. Insurers are preparing their solutions for covering homes, businesses, and vehicles when legalization goes live. Lloyd’s of London has announced its

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Ford recalls 2 million units of Canada’s most popular vehicles

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Just weeks after recalling 50,000 vehicles due to cables catching fire in Fusion and C-Max vehicles, Ford has been forced to issue a recall on a further 2 million vehicles. This time, the company is calling back the Ford F-150 pickup trucks. Ford says affected F-150 models are from 2015 and 2018

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