CIAA Ontario Chapter Annual Spring Education Seminar

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Date:  Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 4PM – Lunch at 12 noon

This program developed by CIAA appeals to Claims Professionals, Adjusters, Claims Managers and Lawyers. Register early – Space is limited – Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Breakfast and Registration open at 8:15 AM

This year’s program will include:

WSIB – Covering Key Rules and Regulations

Presenters, Anthony Magagna and Mini Kohli, Crawford and Company

Providing insight to the Accident Benefit and Auto BI claims handler on the following:

  • The WSIB history and roles it plays for Workers, Employers and Insurers
  • Outlining the employer industry groups and exemptions covered by the WSIB
  • Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 overview
  • The WSIB Adjudication Process & Benefits available
  • WSIB- SABS claims examples
  • SABS Regulations and WSIB Regulations and their interaction
  • Successful WSIB-SABS claims handling overview
  • Cost- Benefit discussion on determining the applicability of WSIAT actions.
  • WSIAT Overview and preparing for a successful Action.

BI and AB challenges in claims involving rental vehicles including:

Presenter, D’Arcy McGoey, Partner at Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

  • Bill 18 updated case law (BI)
  • Practical challenges in defending rental vehicle claims (BI)
  • Common priority dispute scenarios (AB)
  • Rental over 30 days (AB)
  • Loss Transfer update (impact on self-insured retention policies) (AB)

What are your Kids Doing? Trends in Parental Liability for Cyberbullying

Presenter Patricia Forte, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP

This presentation will:

  • Identify the limits of existing parental liability legislation;
  • Review legislative responses to high profile cases of cyberbullying;
  • Examine common law trends; and
  • Discuss recent insurance coverage and duty to defend cases.


Legalization of Marijuana: A trip for Insurers

Presenter Talaal Bond, Partner at Matthews Abogado LLP

On July 1, 2018 Bill C-45 comes into effect, creating new risks for insurers including property, product liability, commercial and social host, and motor vehicle liability. The emerging permissiveness of cannabis usage are inadequately addressed by the legislation and regulations. Risks are compounded by inaccurate THC/blood concentration technology and poorly understood interactions with drugs and mental disorders.

Product Liability Update: Duty to Warn

Presenter Miriam Tepperman, Partner at Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors

  • Explore current trends on duty to warn cases including pharmaceutical and medical device cases
  • Consider the implications of the duty to warn trends on products as technological advances continue to be made

Business Interruption: Emerging Issues

Presenter Aleksandra Zivanovic, Counsel at Boghosian + Allen LLP and Boris Antonic, Partner at LBC Meaden & Moore International

Main topics to be discussed will be:

A.  Traditional Policies – Emerging Issues
   i.    Restoration Costs
   ii.   Procurement of equipment
   iii.  Longer Maximum Periods of Indemnity for Gross Profit form

B.   Future Policies – Emerging Risks and Disruptions
   i.    Supply Chain concerns
   ii.   Cyber Risks
   iii.  Increasing Weather volatility

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  • Send completed registration form with cheque payable to CIAA Ontario Region.
  • Send completed registration form and pay online. Note online registration payments include a 3% administrative fee.

Online Payment: CIAA Members $51.50/Non-Members $123.60

May 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018
Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel
55 Reading Ct
Etobicoke, Ontario Canada
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