Board of Commissioners
of Public Utilities
 
 
2017 Automobile Insurance Review
 
  The Public Utilities Board has been requested by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to review and report on a number of automobile insurance issues, including the impact of using monetary limits (caps) or deductibles for pain and suffering. The complete Terms of Reference for the review and the areas that will be examined by the Board, along with some general background information, is given below. All information, including schedules, consultants' reports and public input, will be provided below as it becomes available.  
     
  Terms of Reference  
           Transmittal Letter from Minister of Service NL - RE: Terms of Reference - 2017-08-09  
           Terms of Reference August 2017  
     
  General Information
           Auto Insurance Review Backgrounder - 2017-09-13
           Automobile Insurance Review Work Plan - 2017-10-18
           PUB Notice - Insurance Review
           Media Release - March 21, 2018 - Advising of Reports
           Media Release - March 29, 2018 - Advising of Profit Report
           Media Release - April 19, 2018 - Advising of Reports
   
  Reports
              Cameron Report - Taxi Claims Review - 2018-03-20
              Oliver Wyman - NL Taxi Summary Stats - 2018-03-20
              Oliver Wyman NL PPA Profit and Rate Adequacy Review
              Oliver Wyman Report - Closed Claim Study Summary - Private Passenger Automobiles - 2018-04-19
                       NL Closed Claims Study Instructions
              Oliver Wyman Report - Minor Injury Reform Cost Estimates - Private Passenger Automobiles - 2018-04-19
   
  Correspondance
           Board letter to Minister of Service NL - Automobile Insurance Review - 2017-08-11
              To Minister of Service NL - Automobile Insurance Review - 2017-08-11
              From Minister, Service NL - Automobile Insurance Review Work Plan Received - 2017-10-27
              From Wicks, Bradford - Concerns with the Work Plan and Request for Board Reply - 2017-12-15
              To Wicks, Bradford - Concerns with the Work Plan and Request for Board Reply - Board's Reply - 2018-01-19
              From C Feltham - Concerns with Scheduling - 2018-03-26
              To C Feltham - Response to letter dated March 26, 2018 - 2018-04-06
              From Wicks, Bradford - Response to Board letter of April 6, 2018 - 2018-04-06
              From Minister, Service NL - Response to Request to Postpone Review - 2018-04-16
   
  Submissions
              Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) - Submission - 2018-03-07
              Intact Financial Corporation - Interested Party & Submission - 2018-03-20
              Platinum Limousine Inc. - Submission - 2018-03-21
              Workplace NL - Interested Party & Submission - 2018-03-29
              Tobins Taxi - Submission - 2018-04-04
              Insult to Injury - Submission - 2018-04-04
              Jovanax Ent. Inc. - Submission - 2018-04-04
              CUPE NL - Submission - 2018-04-19
   
  Consumer Advocate
  On September 22, 2017 Government announced the appointment of Dennis Browne, Q. C. as the Consumer Advocate to represent consumers during the automobile insurance review. Mr. Browne may be contacted at:

    Dennis Browne, Q.C.
Level 2, Terrace on the Square
St. John's, NL A1B4S9
Tel: 709 724-3800
Fax 709 754-3800
Email: dbrowne@bfma-law.com
 
  How to Participate
  The Board will be seeking public input on the issues set out in the Terms of Reference as well as other issues that may arise during the course of the review as more information and data becomes available. At this early stage the Board encourages anyone who is interested in providing comments on the issues under study or any other issues that they wish to be considered as part of the review to contact the Board. You can do this by:
 
  Website: Complete a feedback form here.
  Email: Send an email with your comments to insurancereview@pub.nl.ca.
  Telephone: Leave a voicemail message at 1-866-782-0006.
  Fax Fax us your comments at (709)726-9604.
  Mail Send us your comments in writing to:
    Public Utilities Board - Automobile Insurance Review
P.O. Box 21040, St. John’s, NL
A1A 5B2
     
   
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