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IBC launches summer-long auto insurance awareness tour

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has launched a campaign aimed at educating consumers about their auto insurance policies.

Entitled “Time to Talk: Auto Insurance,” the educational tour’s first stop was in Hamilton, where it featured interactive displays and on-site advice.

http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/ibc-launches-summerlong-auto-insurance-awareness-tour-68455.aspx

Insurers don’t have to advise clients about limitation period

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that, in the absence of a statutory requirement, an insurer has no obligation to advise the insured about the running of a limitation period as part of its duty of good faith.

http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/insurers-dont-have-to-advise-clients-about-limitation-period-68458.aspx

How Much LAT-itude Will the Divisional Court Give On Judicial Review of a LAT “Non” Decision? Aviva Canada Inc. v. Taylor 2017 ONSC 2661

Mr. Taylor brought an Application to the LAT with respect to benefits denied in regards to a July 2015 incident. Mr. Taylor had been the passenger on an ATV that crashed. Mr. Taylor suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the incident. However, the central issue was whether or not Mr. Taylor had been involved in an “accident” pursuant to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

http://www.ztgh.com/resources/blog/how-much-lat-itude-will-the-divisional-court-give-on-judicial-review-of-a-lat-non-decision-aviva-canada-inc-v-taylor-2017-onsc-2661

Legal Matters: Can I still receive Ontario Disability Support Payments if I win a lawsuit against the at-fault driver?

I am receiving Ontario Disability Support payments (ODSP).  I was involved in a car accident that was not my fault and I have sued the at-fault driver.  Will a settlement of my lawsuit affect my receipt of ODSP benefits?

http://www.thespec.com/shopping-story/7331237-legal-matters-can-i-still-receive-ontario-disability-support-payments-if-i-win-a-lawsuit-against-th/

Bad Medicine

A report on the WSIB’s transformation of its health care spending.

http://iavgo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bad-Medicine-Report.pdf

WSIB cutting costs at expense of workers’ health, report says

Ontario’s worker compensation board is saving money by reducing spending on drug benefits for workplace accident victims and by providing financial incentives to their health-care providers to limit treatment time, a new report compiled by a Toronto-based legal clinic says.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/24/wsib-cutting-costs-at-expense-of-workers-health-report-says.html

“The customers are more ready than the insurers.”

Everyone keeps introducing Matteo Carbone as an expert in usage-based-insurance (UBI) or pay-as-you-go auto coverage, an assumption that appears to slightly irritate this insurtech influencer.

http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/the-customers-are-more-ready-than-the-insurers–68484.aspx

May 24, 2017: Conference on Neuroplasticity – Understanding the Healing Brain

We are proud to present the renowned Dr. Norman Doidge as our featured speaker. He has brought the benefits of neuroplasticity to the mainstream, sharing stories and research on how brain injury survivors are finding help and hope.

http://www.hshlawyers.com/news/may-24-2017/

Tammy’s looking forward to being at the Understanding the Healing Brain Conference tomorrow https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/event-files/1983/DETAILED_Program_agenda_v2017.05.18.pdf to meet up with FAIR supporters and friends!

Deadline of May 26, 2017 approaching for comments on

Draft 2017 Statement of Priorities 

https://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/about/annual_reports/pages/2017-sop-draft.aspx

SLASTO is inviting stakeholders to submit their comments and feedback re Common Rules of Practice and Procedure on the LAT system by May 31, 2017

http://www.slasto.gov.on.ca/en/Pages/WHAT’S-NEW.aspx