Ontario Insurance News & Views

The Status of the David Marshall Report and Auto Insurance Reforms

September 14, 2018

Many Ontario drivers have likely never heard of David Marshall. In 2016, the Minister of Finance appointed Mr. Marshall as an advisor to make recommendations on improving Ontario’s auto insurance system. Before his appointment, Marshall was the President and CEO of the Workplace Insurance and Safety Board (WSIB) where he oversaw a major overhaul of their system in order to address the government’s commitment to eliminate the Board’s unfunded liability. Read more

Co-insurance & Other Traps to Avoid For Commercial Landlords

September 11, 2018

Based on claims case experience, the vast majority of commercial landlords do not have adequate property insurance coverage, according to insurance industry experts.

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Adam Mitchell on The Insurance Podcast

September 7, 2018

Adam Mitchell recently had the pleasure of being a guest on The Insurance Podcast, hosted by Pete Tessier, to talk about various issues within the insurance marketplace and industry in Ontario.

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AI, Analytics for Insurance, and Delivering on the ‘Moment of Truth’

August 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and ‘AI’ seem to be on everyone’s lips at the moment. It almost seems mandatory that companies have an AI strategy and an adoption plan. Some companies even claim that they are already AI-enabled, which not only impresses clients and business partners, and puts pressure on their competitors and peers.

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Understanding Ontario’s Rate Approval Process

August 23, 2018

What Are the Quarterly Auto Insurance Rate Approvals?

Four times a year the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the provincial insurance regulator, releases the average change in auto insurance rates approved by FSCO over the previous three months.

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What is Full Coverage, And Why Is It Not On My Auto Policy?

August 21, 2018

Full coverage is an ambiguous term used by many when discussing automobile insurance. You will, however, not find the words “full coverage” in your auto policy wordings or documents. So, what does it mean? Read more

Anatomy of a Flood (Avoid These Holes in Your Insurance) Part 2

August 17, 2018

In Part 1, we looked at two couples who were both unlucky enough to experience water damage in their homes. One couple, Sam and Betty, had water entering their home from a hot tub that had its top blown off and contents spilled due to strong winds. The other couple, Joe and Mary, had rising river water come onto their property and enter the basement through a door at bottom of some stairs. Read more

Anatomy of a Flood (Avoid These Holes in Your Insurance) Part 1

August 14, 2018

During the summer we don’t often think about major insurance perils like flooding. Sure there are often storms that bring heavy rainfall, but for much of Canada flooding is often thought of as a spring issue. Read more

Ontario Insurer Q&A Series: Pembridge Insurance

August 9, 2018

Our Ontario Insurer Q&A blog series aims to provide consumers with some important insights into how insurance works in this province, and should help to counter some of the myths and misconceptions floating around in the media these days. Read more

Telematics: Is It Worth It?

August 1, 2018

What is Telematics?

Telematics technology, also known as user-based insurance, allows an insurer to customize a driver’s insurance premium based on their pattern of driving. It works by monitoring a driver’s behaviours behind the wheel to provide an objective picture of how they drive. Read more