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Alberta gets 5% increase for mandatory auto insurance

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Alberta’s Automobile Insurance Rate Board will allow premium levels for mandatory auto insurance to increase by up to 5%, effective Nov. 1, it announced in late July. Insurance companies have the option to implement all or part of that increase

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First notice of loss sets tone for claims experience

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The first notice of loss call a customer makes to their insurance provider after a collision or having vehicle damage “sets the tone” for their overall claims experience, notes a new satisfaction survey from J.D. Power. That first phone call

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Itech appoints new emergency response project manager

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Itech Environmental Services is pleased to officially welcome Chris Andrews as Project Manager for Emergency Response and Industrial Services. Chris is a well-established hazardous materials specialist and business development professional. He brings 14 years of extensive experience in emergency response

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Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network transfers ownership

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

CRDN (Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network), an international organization of textile restoration experts serving the insurance industry, announces the ownership transition of CRDN of Greater Toronto to former CRDN Vice President Garry Bradamore and business partner, Tom Saridis. The CRDN of

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DKI Canada appoints business development director

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Ken Tucker, CEO of DKI Canada, and Mike Foley of Foley Restoration DKI are pleased to announce Adam Tzarik as the Director of Business Development – Central Region. Adam has spent the past 8 years working with Foley Restoration DKI

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AIG retires Chartis brand

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced today that effective July 1, 2013, the Chartis brand was retired in Canada and that the AIG Property Casualty insurance business in Canada will operate as AIG Insurance Company of Canada (“AIG Canada”)

Keith Stephen, environmental engineer, Giffin Koerth Inc.
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Varied Facets of a Fire Loss

June 1, 2013 Keith Stephen

The key environmental, health and safety considerations in the event of a property fire claim

Kadey B.J. Schultz, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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MIG: Gone with the wind?

June 1, 2013 Kadey B.J. Schultz, Jason Frost and Joy Stothers

In a ruling in favour of Lenworth Scarlett, an arbitrator for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario released the first decision in consideration of the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) of the province’s automobile insurance regulation.

David Borthwick, president, Accessible Solutions Inc.
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Team Approach

June 1, 2013 David Borthwick

Before carrying out modifications on the home of a catastrophically impaired motor vehicle accident victim, you need an assessment from both an occupational therapist and a housing expert.

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Collision Course

April 1, 2013 John Norris

Car repair facilities are under financial pressure – one estimate suggests that half of all shops could close within ten years

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash
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The Cost of Ignorance in Structural Engineering

April 1, 2013 Dr. Farhood Nowzartash

From the seven ancient wonders of the world, the only one left standing today is the Pyramid of Khufu in the Egyptian desert. Any man-made environment is destined to vanish eventually, but we are convinced that buildings will stand forever.

Angela Veri
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Risk and the Older Driver

April 1, 2013 Angela Veri

Why your future caseload may increasingly include clients 50+ years of age