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The Big Mingle

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Hundreds of insurance claims industry guests attended the 7th Annual Post CICMA/CIAA Joint Conference Cocktail on Feb. 5, 2013. Entitled The Big Mingle, the event featured a Big-Top theme. Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn LLP hosted the event,

Dara Banga
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Start Up

April 1, 2013 Craig Harris

Brampton, Ontario’s Dara Banga caught the entrepreneurial bug and launched his own adjusting firm, DSB Claims Solutions, just over a year ago. His main weapon? A singular focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

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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

Tammie Norn
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The MIG’s Grey Area

April 1, 2013 Tammie Norn

A recent decision raises questions on what is – and what isn’t – included in the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG)

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Government pledges $53 billion for infrastructure

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The federal government has allocated $53.5 billion over the next decade for infrastructure across the country, a move that Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has commended. In the 2013 budget, the Conservative government set out the amount for provincial, territorial

Daniel Strigberger
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What exactly is an “Accident?”

April 1, 2013 Daniel Strigberger

Conflicting decisions have made the interpretation about as clear as mud

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Industry posts solid premium growth, lower combined ratio

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian property and casualty insurance market saw substantial growth in premiums in 2012, largely because of growth in personal lines, including improvement in Ontario auto results, according to preliminary data from MSA Research. The industry’s combined ratio for the

Darcy Merkur
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The Other Side of the Fence

April 1, 2013 Darcy Merkur

One lawyer argues that Independent Medical Exams are often unnecessary

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OSFI release final earthquake exposure guideline

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released the final revised version of its Earthquake Exposure Sound Practices (Guidelines B-9) in late February, following public consultations that began last August. The revised guideline comes from a working group

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Testing the Waters

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The challenges of environmental insurance