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Where to find your best brokers

This story is one in a series reporting on the results of 2018 National Broker Survey, conducted by Canadian Underwriter. The survey of more than 800 P&C brokers nationally was designed to identify the success strategies of both producers and principals. Find other instalments in the

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Number of customers affected by power outages quadruples in this province

VANCOUVER – A report from BC Hydro says despite soaring numbers of powerful storms or wildfires that cause power outages, the Crown utility is still managing to respond quickly to trouble spots through the use of new technology. The report

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The Co-operators Duuo could go ‘way beyond home share’

More Insurtech products – in addition to coverage for overnight home rentals – could be coming down the pipe from the recently-launched Duuo, a speaker with Slice Labs Inc. reports. Coverage for homeowners listing their place on sites like Airbnb

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Priority dispute can proceed in mechanic test-drive case

Canada’s highest court announced Thursday it will not hear a dispute arising from a vehicle repairman who got hurt while test-driving a customer’s car. The dispute is over a provision in Ontario Regulation 283/95 that sets out rules for auto

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Insurers weigh in on how automated vehicles should be covered

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has recommended a single insurance policy to cover driver negligence and automated technology to facilitate liability claims associated with autonomous vehicles. “The automated vehicle’s insurer would compensate injured people if the automated vehicle caused

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Accounting body proposes extension for IFRS 17

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has voted to propose a one-year deferral of the effective date for IFRS 17 to 2022. Insurance companies globally have lobbied for the extension as they prepare their transition to the International Financial Reporting

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Storm gives Newfoundland ‘an awful beating’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A ferocious storm is pounding much of Newfoundland and Labrador with powerful winds, blowing snow and surging waves, in what Environment Canada said was the largest storm in the world as of Thursday afternoon. “The shore

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Applied TAM Introduces Integration with CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery Solution

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 15, 2018/insPRESS/ – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Applied has launched its integration with CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution in Applied TAM in its latest general release. The My Proof of

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Company calls for tow truck operator training standards

Tow truck drivers should not be allowed to hook up and haul vehicles damaged in collisions without some sort of certification above and beyond a driver’s licence, says CAA South Central Ontario. “If you have a Class G driver’s licence,

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Is seven months too long to wait for car repairs?

A B.C. small claims tribunal has dismissed a driver’s claim that his repair shop negligently misrepresented the amount of time it would take to repair his vehicle. Jizhou Zhang sought an award of $4,500 for the loss of use and

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