Minutes of Meeting May 26, 2016
Mike De La Haye, Wawanesa (Chair)
Terri Urman, Unifund
Mark Cekuta, DGIG
Anthony Jorge, Northbridge
Peggy Pilgrim, Sedgwick/Continental
Pierre Gravesande, Economical
Kim Thoms, Royal & Sun Alliance
Beata Morris, Intact
Karen Creates, Northbridge
Mike Sewerniuk, Aviva (via teleconference)
Janice Hedington, Cooperators (via teleconference)
Mary Meaney, Economical (via teleconference)
Carmela Chimienti-Jakob, Assistplus (via teleconference)
The Dispute Resolution Group – Companies Forum includes representative from auto insurance companies dealing with disputes before the Commission involving motor vehicle accident claims and Statutory Accident Benefits. It consults with the Dispute Resolution Group of Financial Services Commission of Ontario on issues relating to the dispute resolution system.
- Review and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting – March 10, 2016.
Approved with no changes.
Matters Arising from the Minutes
- DRS Status Report – Statistics and Staffing Updates
Asfaw Seife and John Lobo provided statistical updates for Mediation, Arbitration and Appeals with reference to the reports distributed to members. John Lobo provided a staffing update for Mediation and Arbitration. Asfaw Seife informed members that due to the increase in Appeal cases, Richard Feldman has been appointment as an Appeal Officer.
Updates since March 10, 2016 were provided in a memo from Asfaw Seife to Forum members and reviewed.
Isobel Fealdman gave an update on behalf of Elizabeth Nastasi, Counsel, LAT-SLASTO on the following:
Next Meeting – September 29, 2016