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What is this Thing?

October 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The Internet of Things has the potential to blend connectivity with insurance claims. Think of it as a bridge between the old economy of bricks, mortar and physical objects and the new economy of mobile devices, data networks and analytic engines. It’s estimated that billions of “things” will be linked to the Internet within the next five years through sensors located in cars, homes and businesses. How will this connected world affect loss adjusters, insurance companies and the entire claims management process?

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La Plume du Prsident

August 1, 2015 Albert Poon, president, ACEI

La consolidation constitue une partie fondamentale du secteur de l’assurance de dommages. Il y a récemment eu un élan en matière de fusion et d’acquisition d’entreprises au sein du marché. La proposition de 28,3 milliards de dollars effectuée par ACE

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The Right Network

August 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Former CIAA president Miles Barber heads up Manitoba-based Network Adjusters Ltd., a firm focused on quality of service and individual attention to customer needs

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Five Common Fire Culprits

August 1, 2015 Mena Costandi, Forensic Engineer, Origin and Cause Inc.

The threat of residential fire can emerge from several potential sources.

Max Hufton, Associate, Race & Co. LLP
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Face Fact or Face Fiction?

August 1, 2015 Max Hufton, Associate, Race & Co. LLP

How to develop social media evidence in litigation to best effect.

Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association
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Message from the President

August 1, 2015 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Consolidation is a fundamental part of today’s property and casualty insurance industry. Recently, there has been a surge of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the marketplace. ACE Ltd’s ‘s $28.3 billion proposal to purchase The Chubb Corp., announced in

Joseph Jakym, Partner, Roar Engineering
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The Yellow Light Dilemma

August 1, 2015 Joseph Jakym, Partner, Roar Engineering

Drivers face split-second decisions at intersections – an accident might not be as simple as it first appears.

Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.
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Starting Points

August 1, 2015 Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.; and Kateryna Shpir, Forensic Economist, MRA Medlegal Consulting

Pre-accident health status and earnings form the foundation of damages quantification in personal injury claims.

Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP
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Contract, Conflict and Subrogation

August 1, 2015 Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP

The law of the jurisdiction plays a key role in insurance contract interpretation and rights of recovery.

Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth
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Lessons from below

August 1, 2015 Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth

Subsurface construction, such as shoring walls, can present clients and adjusters with unexpected exposures.

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The Bigger They Come

August 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Complex losses frequently necessitate the use of forensic experts, namely engineers. Even for seasoned adjusters, issues such as causation, coverage and surrounding circumstances may be too complicated in certain claims scenarios. That’s when they need to tap into the expertise of forensic specialists. Clear lines of communication, well-preserved evidence and as much advance notice as possible are the keys to the right working relationship, according to several forensic engineers.

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The Truth about Cats and Dogs

June 1, 2015 Insurance Institute of Canada

Pet insurance explained