2020 Budget consultations
We are listening to the people of Ontario as we prepare the 2020 Ontario Budget.
We want your input on how the government can improve quality of life for people across the province, while also attracting business investment, creating jobs and improving critical public services such as healthcare and education. Submit by Feb 11, 2020
Why it’s ‘naïve’ to think car insurance will get cheaper
If the major players in the auto insurance market in Canada could make a list of new year’s resolutions for 2020, it would likely be a long one. Consumers in many provinces would want lower prices, insurers would want more profitability in the marketplace, and brokers would want to give their clients some good news for once.
Canada: Surprising Special Award Against Insurer
A recent decision of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) indicates that an insurer cannot simply rely on the opinion of an assessor when determining a claimant’s needs.
Concussion – Feedback
Share your feedback: What does quality care look like for people who have a #concussion
? Read the DRAFT quality standard and patient conversation guide and tell us what you think by Jan 27.
Collateral Benefits: An Update and Refresher
Protected Defendants in a motor vehicle action are entitled to deduct, from a damages award, certain payments a Plaintiff receives before trial, commonly referred to as collateral benefits.
These are some of Ontario’s 5 worst drivers
Why phone evidence fell short in this triple-collision fraud lawsuit
An insurer suspicious about a vehicle accident obtains evidence that the occupants of the different vehicles were talking by phone to one another.
Government of Ontario Protecting the Health Care System from Fraud
Ontario is protecting the health care system against fraud by ensuring the final transition to a more secure photo health card. As of July 1, 2020, red and white health cards will no longer be accepted for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) services.
‘People live in fear’: What the auditor general’s report could mean for disability support in Ontario
According to the auditor general’s annual report
, tabled in the legislature on December 4, the average number of ODSP recipients increased 50 per cent over the past decade (in 2018-19, more than half a million people received income support); during that time, Ontario’s population rose by just 12 per cent. It also found that more than 40 per cent of applicants to the $5.4 billion program “were confirmed as disabled by the Ministry after a cursory review of their application” and that 80 per cent of applicants found to be disabled “were approved for benefits for life without setting a future medical review to confirm they still meet the definition of a person with a disability.”