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Daniel Strigberger
Feature Legal

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
Feature Legal

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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Feature Commercial LinesEarnings / Ratings

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

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Auto collision repair costs to increase: report

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Software maker Mitchell International Inc. recently released predictions for the property and casualty insurance and automotive repair industries, forecasting lower prices for recycled parts, an overall increase in the cost to repair damaged vehicles and an increased demand for cloud

Rob Seal
Feature AssociationsCommercial LinesLegal

On The Scene

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Cunningham Lindsey Canada Claims Services Ltd. (Cunningham Lindsey) President and CEO Rob Seal is pleased to announce the firm’s 90th anniversary in Canada. “March 2013 marks Cunningham Lindsey’s 90th anniversary in Canada, an amazing milestone in our firm’s history,” said

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More severe storms predicted for 2013

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Forecast services company ImpactWeather has released a prediction for this year’s hurricane season, suggesting that 2013 will have a series of storms more severe than last year. Based on “averages of past seasons, ocean temperature trends, and the absence of

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Canadian Collision Industry Forum

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

More than 400 repairers, insurers and suppliers representing the insurance claims and collision repair industries attended the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) meeting on Saturday January 25 in Toronto. A panel discussing top CCIF action items included: Flavio Battilana, CSN

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Feature Legal

FSCO nears halfway point of mediation backlog pilot

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is reaching the midway point of a six-month pilot aimed at streamlining part of its mediation process and saving mediators’ time. Effective Jan. 2, the pilot program allows the parties involved in mediation

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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
Feature Commercial Lines

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.