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Industry invites consumers to help fix the Ontario auto insurance system
TORONTO, Mar 20, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Interactive display at Vaughan Mills Mall, north of Toronto, invites the
public to have its say
Auto insurance is a hot topic of
conversation these days in Toronto and the surrounding area. Whether
it's about the cost of car insurance or how the current system doesn't
work -- it's Time to Talk.
With its Time to Talk Tour, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) invites consumers to have their say
about the problems facing Ontario's auto insurance system while getting
their questions answered by insurance experts.
Feedback from drivers on how to take costs out of the system and reduce
auto insurance premiums in Ontario is welcome and will be delivered to
MPPs from all political parties to help develop concrete solutions that
get real results.
"Consumers deserve a competitive auto insurance system that delivers
affordable premiums for all drivers and fair benefits for injured
collision victims," said Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President, Ontario, IBC.
"Let's talk about solutions to address the costs that drive auto
insurance premiums. We all have a role to play - government, industry
and consumers - to help fix this problem once and for all."
IBC representatives are hitting the road this month with a mall tour
that kicks off at Vaughan Mills from March 22 to 24. (. ) The Time to Talk Tour includes:
-- An eye-catching 'Fender Bender' exhibit, designed to
demonstrate how a small collision can escalate into a large
-- Experts to answer insurance questions.
-- A "Video Driver's Seat" that allows visitors to have their say
and tell their auto insurance story. Selected videos will be
posted on IBC's interactive forum
-- "The Scruples Challenge," an interactive video game that
features five scenarios to test participants' risk tolerance to
fraud. The scenarios include: 'A bank teller blooper', 'An
unexpected ATM windfall', 'Fender-bending the truth', 'Video
vampires', and 'Rub my back, I'll rub yours'.
IBC representatives will be on-site to provide information, answer any
questions, and get local community feedback.
|The TIME TO TALK display will be visiting: |
|Vaughan Mills (1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan) West end in front of|
|Bass Pro Shop on Friday, March 22 (10am-9pm), Saturday, March 23 |
|(10am-9pm) and Sunday, March 24 (11am-7pm). |
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association
representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its
member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C)
insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over
115,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal,
provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of
To view media releases and other information, visit the media section of
IBC's website at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau or like us on Facebook.
If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to
discuss the details in this media release.
SOURCE: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
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SOURCE: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
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Insurance Bureau of Canada 416-483-2358 Ellen.email@example.com Helen Lialias
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UPDATED 9:35 PM EST - May 22, 2013
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