July 28, 2012
Ontario Auto Insurance Still A Vexed Issue
A year into its work and just a few months short of filing a final report, the province’s Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force is still struggling to define the extent of the problem.
July 5, 2012
Victims Face New Fight For Benefits
Suffering chronic pain, Brad Phillips knows what his life would be like if he didn’t have money won from his insurance settlement.
February 3, 2012
Darcy Merkur clears up some points on Catastrophic Impairment
A pedestrian steps off a curb and gets hit by a car. He survives, and while his bones begin to heal and his bruising goes away, he may be left with significant psychological scars from the accident.
January 20, 2012
Accident Victims Denied Benefits
The number of medical treatment claims being rejected by insurers has soared since September when the Ontario government introduced new rules designed to combat insurance fraud, according to the results of a survey conducted by a group representing medical and rehabilitation providers.
January 13, 2012
Auto Insurance Rates Rise
Just in time for the first snowfall of 2012 comes word the average insurance rates crept up in the last quarter — although some drivers may see more or less of a hike depending on the company they use.
March 13, 2010
Stephan Intraligi, founder of Intraligi Law Firm PC,
Mr. Intraligi is attending as this publication is of interest to all lawyers practising in personal injury and motor vehicle litigation. Intraligi Law Firm is intent on staying up to date on the recent legislative changes, trends, and issues in the field, including plaintiff’s rights to discovery against a statutory third party, loss transfers, “Mary Carter” agreements, auto insurance reform and top tort and accident benefit cases. More…
March 01, 2010
Changes to Automobile Insurance Regulations
To the attention of all insurance companies licensed to transact automobile insurance in Ontario
With this Bulletin, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is highlighting a number of automobile insurance reforms that will become effective on September 1, 2010. These reforms are the result of the first Five Year Review of Automobile Insurance. They include a new Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010 (new SABS), and various other regulation amendments that were filed by the Government of Ontario with the Registrar of Regulations.
In the upcoming months, FSCO will issue additional bulletins on the revised accident benefits claims forms, automobile policy and endorsement forms, filing guidelines, Minor Injury Guideline, consumer disclosure documents, and the transition of existing claims to the new SABS. The Superintendent of Financial Services has established a Reforms Implementation Steering Committee, which is comprised of various stakeholder groups, to assist the government in implementing the reforms and ensuring a smooth transition. The new and amended regulations are briefly described and listed below: More…