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FSCO Guideline Calls on Insurers to Challenge Questionable or Abusive Claims

On March 22, 2011, FSCO quietly released P&C Bulletin No. A-02/11, called "Insurer Rights and Responsibilities to Challenge Questionable or Abusive Claims". The Guideline states that FSCO is trying to identify and respond to actions that are inconsistent with the recent auto reforms of September 1, 2010. Apparently FSCO is also "aware that a small group of service providers and representatives continue to abuse the system."


Some of the issues include treatment providers…


Added by Daniel Strigberger on March 25, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Div. Court Restores Confidence in Litigation Privilege

At a tort discovery, the plaintiff sought particulars of information contained in a signed statement the defendant gave to his insurer. The defendant refused on the basis of litigation privilege. The plaintiff brought a motion seeking an answer to the request for information. The Master denied the request on the basis of litigation privilege. On appeal, the motion judge referred to various cases as authority for the principle that questions on discovery seeking the facts of a party’s case do…


Added by Daniel Strigberger on March 24, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Looking forwards to some great opportunities back in Canada.......!!!!

Made redundant by Aviva Canada at the conclusion of my UK secondment due to "restructuring"......looking forward to some great opportunities to exploit my year of international experience in Commercial Insurance e-trading and broker/insurer data integration..........

Added by Rick Rass on March 21, 2011 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Rochon Engineering Annoucements

Rochon Engineering annouced their NEW website is up and running This coincides with last weeks annoucement of their NEW Ottawa office officially opening April 1, 2011.

Added by Kevin Spiers on March 16, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Gallagher Canada Apppoints New CEO

Arthur J. Gallagher (Canada) Group (Gallagher Canada) is pleased to announce that Jerold P. (Jerry) Kokorudz has been named its President and CEO effective immediately. Jerry is located in Gallagher Canada’s national administration office at 185 The West Mall, Toronto.

Jerry started his insurance career in 1982 with Johnson and Higgins where he became the Program Administrator for the new Canadian Auto Dealers Association (FADA) Garage Insurance Program. He joined Lowndes Lambert…


Added by William T. Zanoni on March 15, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Canadian Catastrophe Adjusters

If you are interested in working hurricane claims this coming season and you have a solid background in commercial adjusting and can write your own estimates on Exactimate then submit your resume to This is for work primarily in the U.S. Southeast and the Caribbean..

Added by Marc Dubois on March 5, 2011 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

It's been a brilliant year.......!!!!!

Just wrapping up my one year secondment to Aviva UK, here in London, where my principal focus has been on developing Commercial e-trading and data exchange solutions, but most importantly how to embed e-trading behaviours with our broker partners.

Just a month to go now and then a weeks vacation in Morocco, including a camel trek into the Sahara...who would have thought.

It's been a great year personally and professionally. Met some great people at Aviva UK and amongst the…


Added by Rick Rass on February 15, 2011 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

Who is going to Australia?

Is anyone heading out to Australia to work the aftermath of the flooding or TC Yasi?

Added by Marc Dubois on February 11, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

New Job

It is official, I will be starting with the Insurance Counicil of BC on Feb 21st.

Job title to be Regulatory Advisor.

Keep posted for new contact information..


Added by Kerry Diehl on January 31, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Historic Disasters: The Hindenburg

Lakehurst, NJ: Thirty-five persons die and scores of others are injured as the mighty dirigible explodes three hundred feet over the landing field at the end of her first voyage of the season from Europe. A terrific burst of flame engulfs the stern of the ship and spreads with the rapidity of lightning to the bow. The inferno of blazing hydrogen gas cremates all living beings in its path, as the twisted skeleton of the balloon settles quickly to the ground. Rescue crews brave death to…


Added by Mike Clarke on January 24, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Another Year

Out with the old and in with the new? Not yet. Not a lot has changed. More here ---> Another Year

Added by Kabir Shaal on January 17, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments




It is a New Year and HCA has a number of interesting opportunities that we are actively working on:

 Systems Specialist

 AB Adjuster…


Added by Heather Cox on January 14, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Property Losses: Structural drying vs demolition

In emergency mitigation for property claims, too many times have I seen restoration companies opt for demolition of category 1 and category 2 water losses. Gypsum board (drywall) does wick water and depending the amount of the water and length of time before extraction and drying is set in place, water can wick up several inches. However, by responding to emergency calls quickly and using the right drying equipment, techniques and proper monitoring, gypsum board or plaster does not need to be… Continue

Added by Maurizio Scatozza on January 12, 2011 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

Proud to be a new member of Intouch!

I think this social network is fantastic! Looking forward to meeting more members.

Added by Daniel Strigberger on January 11, 2011 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Contract Work

P&C Claims professional with 37 years adjusting, examining, management experience looking for contract work with an independent or insurer. I live near Kingston. I am amenable to travel and I am fluently bilingual. I welcome all assistance in securing a position. Call me at 613-273-8572 or e mail

Added by Marc Dubois on January 10, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Calgary law firm Scott Hall LLP changes name to Scott Venturo LLP

On January 1, 2011, Scott Hall LLP became Scott Venturo LLP after the appointment of Justice Robert J. Hall to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. Scott Venturo LLP looks forward to continuing their relationship with all of the great people in the insurance industry!

Added by Eileen Lesko on January 6, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments


•Maintain team service and quality standards.

•Provide guidance, leadership and technical support to Intermediate and Underwriting Assistants; review underwriting decisions and approve risks above their limits of authority.

•Underwrite/Issue “referred” New Business, Renewals, Endorsements, Cancellations and Home Inspections within Limits of Authority.

•Minimum 6 years of underwriting experience in Personal Lines Automobile and Property.

•Working towards CIP designation, with a… Continue

Added by Rudy Dabideen on December 3, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments


•Produce and underwrite new Fleets & Garages on a profitable basis

•Maintain in-force policies and ensure all policies are issued within service standards with the appropriate wordings, schedules, and certificates attached

•8 + years commercial automobile underwriting experience including senior-level experience

•University/College Diploma as well as completion of or working towards CIP/FCIP designation

To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume to the… Continue

Added by Rudy Dabideen on December 3, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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