Ride share insurance for UberX drivers to be offered by Aviva

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The auto insurer has said that it will start to sell full coverage policies as of February in Toronto, Canada. UberX has faced an ongoing struggle with the ride share insurance issues in Toronto, Canada – as it has in many other places throughout North America and the rest of the world – but things will start to become a little bit easier in February when Aviva starts to offer full auto policies to its drivers. The policy would build on top of existing personal auto insurance coverage for drivers…

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Cyber insurance gets a boost in Canada as CROs recognize its importance

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As data breaches become more commonplace and receive more media attention, companies are protecting themselves. While companies in Canada had been following the cyber insurance trends seen in many other countries, the insurance news headlines involving some massive data breaches including ransomware, threats and demands for payment. With these events becoming more visible and more common, companies are turning to insurance companies. The trend skyrocketed after the Canadian site Ashley Madison experienced a tremendous data breach that saw worldwide media coverage. To many businesses in the country, this made it…

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Alberta flood insurance launched by Co-operators

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The insurer has introduced a new form of coverage for homeowners against overland flooding. Co-operators General Insurance Company has recently announced the launch of its brand new form of flood insurance, which can be purchased by homeowners living in Alberta, Canada, in order to protect themselves against the cost associated with damage from overland flooding. This new form of insurance policy is available throughout all of Alberta and covers against many types of water damage. The flood insurance policy has been created to be flexible and to provide coverage against…

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Employment insurance claims are on the rise in Canada

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Claims have increased by nearly 30% in Alberta The number of those living in Alberta, Canada, applying for employment insurance benefits is on the rise, according to a report from Statistics Canada. Employment insurance in Canada is similar to unemployment insurance in the United States. Those applying for benefits receive temporary financial assistance while looking for work or improving their skills. Throughout Canada, employment insurance claims have risen by an average of 6.7%. Report shows that more than 500,000 Canadians currently receive employment insurance benefits According to the report from…

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Auto insurance discount coming to Ontario drivers with snow tires

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The province has recently made its budget announcement and the government has continued its effort to lower rates. The Liberal government of Ontario, Canada, has now announced that it has made another line of changes to the auto insurance discount regulations in the province, as it continues its effort to bring down the costs associated to coverage for motorists. Among the regulations that have now been announced is one requiring auto insurance companies to reward drivers using snow tires. The provincial government also recently announced a number of other types…

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Usage based insurance program lets young drivers prove themselves

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This telematics based system will give new Ontario, Canada motorists the chance to prove their safety habits. A company called Ingenie Canada Inc. has now announced that it will be offering a usage based insurance program in Ontario, Canada, that will use telematics technology in order to allow drivers who are aged 24 years and younger to show that their habits are safer than the demographic as a whole. The company is allowing younger drivers to show their true risk level instead of being lumped in with the group. The…

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Insurance news in Canada has increased coverage requirements for oil trains

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The country is now demanding that rail vehicles transporting oil must have additional protection against spills and explosions. According to the Transport Minister of Canada, Lisa Raitt, has made an insurance news announcement that has said that the country will be increasing the amount of coverage that railways will be required to carry when they are transporting crude oil. Shippers will also have a levy imposed upon them in order to help to pay for the cost of major accidents. This insurance news comes at a time in which the…

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Insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization to end in Quebec

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The Canadian province is making a dramatic cutback in one of its most openhanded fertility treatment public funding plans. Since the creation of the generous public funding program in Quebec, Canada for fertility treatments was first created four years ago, its costs have skyrocketed, causing the province to slash back the insurance coverage that it had been providing for in vitro fertilization. Gaétan Barette, the Health Minister of Quebec recently tabled a bill ending in vitro medicare coverage. The insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization had, for the last four…

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Insurance news could be changing for coverage for oil-by-rail risks

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The Canadian government is looking into broadening the burden for protection against disasters. According to a recent insurance news announcement made by a government official in Canada, it is considering the expansion of the coverage burden for disasters occurring in crude-by-rail transportation. It is also thinking about developing a special fund comparable to the one once established for maritime oil spills. The insurance news could be tremendous to the industry, which continues to reel from the catastrophe that occurred when an oil train lost control and exploded in the province…

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Auto insurance refund checks from ICBC delayed

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Canadian drivers in British Columbia will need to wait a little bit longer to receive their money. Although the checks were supposed to already have been mailed to auto insurance customers of ICBC in British Columbia, Canada, who had been found to be paying too much for their policies over the last few years, it seems that there has been a delay in the process. It has been discovered that the money hasn’t yet been sent out, after all, so customers will need to keep waiting. According to the staff…

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