Holding Steady: ICBC files to freeze basic insurance rates for next two years

Vancouver, British Columbia — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has filed an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for no increase to basic insurance rates for the next two years. “Holding firm on ICBC’s basic insurance rate for two more years will help millions of drivers with their monthly bills amid global […]

Frugal Finances: NDP calls out high Saskatchewan auto insurance rates

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –  A New Democratic Party (NDP) critic has called out Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) for failing to reduce insurance rates, despite a healthy financial year. After “a record-setting catastrophic storm and issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” a recent press release said that SGI remains financially stable. This comes after the provincial legislature reviewed […]

Getting on Board: State Farm Claims Consultant Ed Mondragon joins CIECA Board of Trustees

Toronto, Ontario — Ed Mondragon, a property and casualty (P&C) claims consultant in State Farm’s Consulting Services department, joined CIECA’s board of trustees effective immediately.  In his new role, Mondragon will support CIECA’s mission to develop and promote electronic data integration standards.  “I have a passion for improvements that benefit customers and employee experiences,” said […]

Fraud Stoppers: Terri O’Brien appointed as CEO of anti insurance fraud organization

Toronto, Ontario — Terri O’Brien has been appointed as the CEO for Équité Association, the Canadian insurance industry’s first corporation dedicated to eliminating insurance crime.  O’Brien brings over 25 years of experience of financial services to her new role. Prior to Équité, O’Brien was Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Pace Credit Union, CRO at Interac […]

Done Deal: MPI signs new deal with auto repair shops

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) recently announced it has signed a new deal with the Automotive Trades Association of Manitoba (ATA) and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association (MMDA).  All parties have given the thumbs up to a new Light Vehicle Accreditation Agreement (LVAA) model, which is focused on meaningful consultation between the repair […]

Allstate Aboard: Ryan Michel appointed Chair of Board for Insurance Bureau of Canada

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently elected Ryan Michel, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada as the Chair of its Board of Directors.  “Through IBC, we will continue to engage governments and stakeholders to turn challenges into opportunities to benefit Canadian consumers. I look forward to continuing this […]

To be Fair: New ICBC Fairness Officer role approved

Victoria, British Columbia — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has created a new position focused on ensuring the corporation makes “fair” and “transparent” decisions related to its newly launched enhanced care plan. With the introduction of ICBC’s new Enhanced Care coverage on May 1, 2021, any British Columbian injured in a crash will […]