The Price of Pedaling: ICBC will no longer charge injured cyclists for repairs

Vancouver, British Columbia — Following a wave of public condemnation after a Vancouver-area cyclist was struck by a vehicle running a red light and asked to pay for its repairs, ICBC has announced major changes to the way claims for passive road users are managed. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia will no longer require […]

Rent Receipt: Canadian LOR up four days in Q1 2022, says Enterprise

Toronto, Ontario — Enterprise Holdings released its Q1 Length of Rental report on Thursday, showing that LOR for collision-replacement rentals continues to climb in Canada and the U.S. The company reported an increase of four full days to the LOR for collision-replacement rentals, bringing the current Canadian average to 15.1 days for Q1 2022. The […]

Fine Print: Study finds many drivers misinformed about auto insurance coverage

Toronto, Ontario — Insurance is simply a fact of life when owning a vehicle in Canada, but a new survey from Forbes Advisor has found that many drivers lack a full understanding of what their policy actually provides. In an online survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, Forbes Advisor found that at least 40 percent believed […]

Industry Remix: New Romans Group report dives into changing industry landscape

Toronto, Ontario — Ever since the COVID–19 pandemic began people have been eagerly awaiting the “return to normal” that we were promised, but a new whitepaper from The Romans Group suggests that the auto industry that comes out of the other side of this won’t look quite the same as the one that came in. […]

Hall of Shame: MPI names top five auto insurance fraud cases of 2021

Winnipeg, Manitoba — People look forward to a year-end wrap-up list to help take stock; top albums of the year, top plays in the NHL, top baby names, etc. All of those are mere placeholders until Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) releases its top five auto insurance frauds of 2021. From blaming collisions on non-existent kidnappers […]

Watch for Ghosts: ICBC reminds drivers of pedestrian safety heading into Halloween

Vancouver, British Columbia — With the streets soon to be flooded with trick-or-treaters, ICBC is reminding drivers to keep an eye out for tiny ghouls roaming the roadways as we enter a seasonal uptick of pedestrian-involved crashes. According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities occur between October and […]

Estimator-in-Chief: Daniel Rodrigue named head of estimation for GAA

Montréal, Québec — The Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) has named Daniel Rodrigue as the new head of estimation for the Quebec-based insurance company. Following eight years as a quality controller with GAA, Rodrigue has been put in charge of estimates for all certificate-holding companies in the province. GAA says that they are also currently […]