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Changing the Environment

February 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

Pieter Heydenrych is set to adjust environmental claims and move the social needle as well

Fred Plant, president, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association; senior VP, Atlantic at ClaimsPro; former president, Plant Hope Adjusters; 2008 president, CIAA
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Message from the President

February 1, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Ours is a noble profession and you should be proud of the important work you do, every day – delivering the product of the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry in Canada. The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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

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.

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

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.”