S-U-VANDALISM: SUVs targeted by activists, tires deflated in environmental crimes

Kitchener, Ontario — In a bizarre act of so-called justice, environmental activists in Kitchener have claimed responsibility after deflating tires of over 30 SUVs. Admissions from the group come after Waterloo police received more than 30 calls of property damage overnight Sunday. The damage comes from parked SUVs within the Glasgow Heights and Stanley Park […]

GAS LOL, I’LL SUE and More: ICBC’s list of personalized plate rejects

Victoria, British Columbia — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) disappointed plenty of drivers in the last two years as the crown insurer rejected dozens of creative personalized plates submitted by B.C. drivers. A list obtained by CTV News details the rejects–some of which are shot down simply because they’ve been claimed; others deemed […]

Not Quite the Rockies: MPI sees 479 percent increase in pothole-related claims

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Buckle up, Manitoban drivers. It’s bumpy out there. In fact, roads in the province are so rutted that Manitoba Public Insurance says it witnessed a 479 percent increase in pothole-related claims this March, compared to March 2021. The public insurer received 324 pothole-related claims in March 2022, compared to 56 in March […]

Cancelled Dates: ICBC license decals no longer required as of May 1

Victoria, British Columbia — Starting tomorrow, May 1, B.C. drivers no longer need to display license decals showing the month and day their insurance is coming up for renewal. The change comes as ICBC moved its insurance renewal process online. Law enforcement and authorized ICBC partners have access to the Canadian Police Information Centre and […]

INSURANCE NEWS

While Wyllie and Kennedy both anticipate further claims to surface, ICBC maintains that it is “too early” to estimate total claims and costs. THE LITERAL FLOODGATES “According to the Insurance Bureau of British Columbia (ICBC), the insurer has received more than 1,700 vehicle claims linked to extreme weather events during December. The damage is reportedly […]

Snowy Statistics: Winter tire use reduces collision claim frequency by 6.3%, says MPI

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— Based on analysis of claims received by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) between November and March, the public insurer has found that winter tire use reduces collision claim frequency by 6.3 percent. The analysis was based on collision claims over the insurance years 2011/2012 through 2017/2018. Frequency was measured by comparing claim frequency […]

Time for a Chit Chat: SGI to seek collision centre feedback at Dec. 2 Town Hall

Estevan, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will be hosting a Town Hall this Thursday, December 2 at the Western Star All Suites in Estevan from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meeting, SGI will seek feedback in two areas: what the public insurer should expect from a high-performance collision centre, and what a […]

Water Woes: More than 500 flood claims so far, says ICBC

Abbotsford, British Columbia ⁠— The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) says it has received more than 500 claims as a result of severe flooding in the province. As of last Friday morning, 502 claims had been received by ICBC, all related to the extreme weather conditions at play. ICBC said in a statement it […]

Balancing the Books: Intact sees decrease total loss severity, Q3 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Intact Financial Corp. reported its Q3 2021 financials last week, where the auto insurer said it maintains a mid-80s combined ratio on its Canadian personal auto business, with a slight decrease in the severity of total losses. Intact said, for the third quarter of 2021, the severity of claims on auto physical […]

Holy Hail: Regina’s summer hailstorm spurs $90 million in claims, 11,000 auto claims

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠—  An Aug. 31 hailstorm that pummeled the Regina, Sask. area has resulted in 11,004 auto claims, according to Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). In the city of Regina alone, SGI received 8,390 auto claims. Thus far, total damages calculated will likely cost more than $90 million, says SGI.  Jonathan Bergen, the owner of […]