Just Like the Simulation: ICBC launches Street Sense interactive driving app

Victoria, British Columbia — ICBC has officially entered the interactive space with the launch of the government insurer’s new driving simulation and training tool, Street Sense, available now on Steam and mobile app stores. For its first foray into what arguably borders on the world of gaming, ICBC has unveiled an app that puts users […]

Regina Recovering: SGI receives more than 3,700 vehicle claims after Regina hailstorm

Regina, Saskatchewan — While the real costs are of course still being tallied up, SGI places the amount of vehicle damage claims they received in the days following Tuesday night’s hailstorm at more than 3,700. Reports of golf ball-sized hail extend as far as Assiniboia, 130 kilometres southwest of the storm’s eye in Regina. “It’s […]

Claims Communication: Surveys finds Canadian millennials prefer texting with insurers

Toronto, Ontario — A new survey found Canadian millennials, people aged 25 to 45 prefer texting with their insurance providers for certain parts of the claims process and view texting as an asset in regards to selecting an insurance company.  The study conducted by Hi Marley, found that 56 percent of Millennials and 52 percent of […]

Caught in the Weeds: B.C. driver on the hook for $4K rental bill due to coverage mixup

Squamish, British Columbia — A chance encounter with Calgary’s early July hailstorm has left a visiting British Columbia driver on the hook for thousands as insurance fineprint snatches up another victim. Henrietta Veenstra of Squamish was caught in Calgary in early July, around the time the city was hit with a substantial hailstorm. The rental […]

The Smoke Clears: IBC reports $78 million in damage after Lytton, B.C. wildfire

Vancouver, British Columbia — The Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that the June 30 wildfires in Lytton, British Columbia are estimated to have caused $78 in insured damage. In addition, last Wednesday’s press release from IBC said that a majority of the roughly 300 claims issued are related to residential property damage. “This wildfire […]

Selfish Savings: Disparity in New Brunswick auto insurance rates, savings ‘obscene’

Fredericton, New Brunswick — Something isn’t adding up quite right in New Brunswick as new statistics show that auto insurers in the province saved big during the pandemic, but continued to gouge customers on premium rates. According to the General Insurance Statistical Agency (GISA), insurers charged New Brunswick drivers $197.6 million more in premiums than […]

Remaining Intact: Insurer releases report on current state of pandemic driving habits

Toronto, Ontario — A new report from Intact Financial Corp. shows that driving levels among Canadians are on their way back up to pre-pandemic rates, but we still aren’t quite there yet. “Driving activity has been on the rise since early May,” said Isabelle Girard, senior vice president of personal lines at Intact. “We are […]