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ICTA Nominates Ives Insurance Brokerage!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Insurance-Canada.ca sponsors the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards to highlight and reward organizations for innovative implementation of technology that shows a significant impact on the sale, processing and servicing of property & casualty insurance in Canada.
Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd. and President Jeff Ives  are honoured and proud to be nominated as being “instrumental in an application in the P&C Distributors and Suppliers of insurance products and services”. We look forward to the ceremony and reception on March 14, 2014!

New Driving Laws in Ontario!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Distracted Driving

If you’re caught operating hand-held communication and electronic entertainment devices or viewing display screens unrelated to your driving, fines are rising to a set fine of $490 and three demerit points upon conviction. Novice drivers will receive a minimum 30-day suspension for the first conviction and longer suspensions for subsequent convictions.

Dooring Cyclists

You will need to pay closer attention when you open your car door. The “dooring” of cyclists will carry an increased set fine of $365 and three demerit points upon conviction.

Keeping Distance

New rules will also require drivers to leave a one-metre distance where possible when passing cyclists, or they may face the penalty of a $110 set fine and two demerit points.

Be Seen

Cyclists who don’t use the required bicycle lights and reflectors face a higher set fine of $110.  A bike must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride between ½ hour before sunset and ½ hour after sunrise, and white reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on rear forks.

Staying Alert Around Tow Trucks

Drivers must now leave a safe passing distance between themselves and tow trucks stopped on the roadside to provide assistance. Failing to slow down and move over for a tow truck can result in a set fine of $490.

School Buses

School buses will be more recognizable, as they will now be the only buses permitted to be chrome yellow.
Read more at: http://windsorite.ca/2015/08/are-you-ready-for-these-new-traffic-fines-they-come-into-effect-tuesday/

Fraud Prevention

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

What you need to know
March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Aviva is making headlines on fighting fraud!
This past weekend, you may have seen CTV media reports on an Aviva fraud investigation. Hours of video footage collected through our investigation clearly demonstrates that a chiropractor, clinic employee and paralegal sought to counsel undercover investigators to sign forms that would falsely indicate that they were receiving treatment/services and missing time from work.
These professionals, whose job it is to help accident victims, encouraged the role players to lie so they could submit phony forms and collect insurance payments for services never supplied.
The video footage obtained from this investigation underscores the need to get to the root cause of insurance fraud and why the Ontario auto insurance system requires further reform.
CTV News – March 11, 2016
Paul Bliss, news reporter covers why Aviva pursued this investigation.
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/undercover-investigation-captures-alleged-car-insurance-fraud-1.2814132
CTV’s W5 Program – March 14, 2016
A 24 minute feature report on Aviva’s investigation.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=826430
Questions
Please direct any questions regarding this investigation to:
Karin Ots Glenn Cooper Liz Wood
SVP, Regulatory and Sr. Mgr., Public Relations Government Relations
Government Relations and Social Media and Communications Specialist
416-701-4792 416-288-2685 416-288-5091

Fort McMurray

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

In light of the recent tragedy in Fort McMurray, Ives Insurance was compelled to aid our fellow Canadians.  Staff in all offices held charity BBQs and the funds we raised were donated to the Red Cross fire relief efforts.  We challenge our fellow local brokerages and brokers across Ontario to make a contribution to this worthy cause.  It is with these efforts that our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Fort McMurray.
Donate Here: http://www.redcross.ca/