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Albert Poon, president, ACEI
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La Plume du Prsident

June 1, 2015 Albert Poon, president, ACEI

En raison des technologies vestimentaires, des voitures sans conducteur et des systèmes domestiques (comme le chauffage, l’air conditionné et les serrures) commandés à distance par l’entremise de capteurs, le rythme difficile à suivre de la technologie moderne représente un problème

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

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

Wearable technology. Driverless cars. Home systems (heating, air conditioning or locks) remotely controlled by sensors. It’s getting more and more challenging to keep up with the pace of modern technology. Many veteran adjusters may remember such antiquated processes as hand-written

Pinnacle Adjusters Group. From left to right:  Chris Gullison, Mina Pallotta, Sue Lewis, Michael Lander, John Scott, Ray Proctor.  Absent is Marc Newburgh.
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Pinnacle Position

June 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Ray Proctor says that Toronto-based Pinnacle Adjusters Group’s business model stems from a simple promise – “exceptional adjusting at a reasonable rate.”

Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti
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The State of Summary Judgement

June 1, 2015 Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti

A national overview of personal injury cases

Joanna Kyriazis, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP
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Risky Real Estate

June 1, 2015 Joanna Kyriazis, member; and Laura Zizzo, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP

Negligent disclosure of natural hazard risks can pose future liability.

Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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The Additional Insured

June 1, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

An oil spill case shows the consequences of not naming an additional insured on a policy

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Capitalizing on Claims Data

June 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

After initially focusing on underwriting and pricing, many insurance companies have expanded their view of data analytics to loss management. The claims handling process represents a rich area for data modeling tools that can provide better insight into everything from adjuster assignment and operational efficiency to fraud detection and subrogation. How does data analytics fit into the claims management process for insurers – and adjusters?

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty gets new North American CEO

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE announced Tuesday that Bill Scaldaferri will be appointed chief executive officer for North America effective July 1, replacing Art Moossmann. Moossmann “will hand over his leadership responsibility” for AGCS North America to Scaldaferri from

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Insurers move into drone space

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced in mid-March that it is the first insurer in the United States to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decision provides

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FSCO issues warning on ride-share programs

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

Ontario’s financial regulator has released an infographic to its website warning about the insurance risks related to ride-sharing programs. Ride-sharing services use an online app to connect passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles. The infographic, released in late March

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Water damage claims increasing: Aviva Canada

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

With the late winter thaw happening around the country, Aviva Canada Inc. noted recently that the frequency and severity of water damage claims is on the rise. “2013 was our worst year for water damage in part due to flooding

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Consumer protection measures for Ontario auto go live

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

Sections of an Ontario law aimed at reducing auto insurance claims costs, which give inspectors power to enter premises without a search warrant and remove records for review, took effect April 1. Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile