The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the State of California have teamed up to create a pilot program to provide homeowners in parts of the state with a financial incentive to brace and bolt their homes to prevent them from sliding off their foundations or toppling over in the event of an earthquake.Read more →
Published in the K-W OIAA September 2015 Bulletin by Dan Strigberger On August 26, 2015, the Ontario Legislature filed Bill 251/15, which amends the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule in a number of remarkable ways. For the most part, the amendments…Read more →
The Ontario Divisional Court has allowed an insurer’s appeal in a case deciding when interest begins to run on attendant care benefits that are found to be owing under the SABS. In Grigoroff v Wawanesa, the plaintiff was involved in…Read more →
In February, Aviva Canada announced its plan to offer an overland flood endorsement to homeowners in Ontario and Alberta. True to its word, the company launched its Overland Water Endorsement early last week. The endorsement is available to Aviva’s policyholders…Read more →
A major complaint levelled against the insurance industry is that it has failed to provide coverage for consumers who, through no fault of their own, have seen their homes and belongings destroyed by flood. With the announcement by Co-operators that…Read more →
A short one today – still working on the new study (see the sneak peeks here and here): It seems that quite a few insurers are now thinking of using drones for their business, judging by FAA approvals: State Farm, AIG, USAA and Erie, just Continue readingRead more →
I’m featured in the news report below on Uber and insurance.
Mon, Mar 23: Customers who used ride-sharing services like UberX may be at risk if the driver is involved in an accident. As Sean O’Shea reports insurance experts say drivers are violating insurance rules and may be putting themselves and their fares in jeopardy.
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Using the family car to drive for Uber carries the potential for serious consequences in terms of inadequate insurance protection. Until the legal issues surrounding Uber’s business model are resolved, it doesn’t appear likely the industry will come up with a solution.Read more →
Once again a big storm was forecast, once again, it failed to materialize (at least for many New Yorkers and New Jerseyans) and once again meteorologists are being criticized for dropping the ball. What’s more, weather models are also being blamed for at least part of the failure and people are, of course, again making the statement “If I was as wrong as often as the weather man, I’d be out of a job.”Read more →
It was raining in Oakville, but it was nothing worth writing home about, just a normal run-of-the-mill summer storm. But as soon as I crossed the boundary into Burlington, that changed. I was quite amazed at the experience: after a…Read more →
Aerial drones – small, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) – are highly visible at the moment, making an impact in areas as diverse as car advertisements, scientific research and agricultural support. The insurance industry can benefit from the technology as well,…Read more →