June 1, 2016 – How Has Car Insurance Coverage in Ontario Changed?

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Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Adam Wagman

Adam Wagman

HSH Senior Partner and Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) President, Adam Wagman quoted in MoneySense Magazine.

The article by Luke Alexander entitled “Auto insurance coverage in Ontario just changed” was published on June 1, 2016, which is the same day that the new Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule in Ontario came into effect for policies renewed on or after June 1.

In this article, Adam says:

What we’ve seen over the years is that premiums have come down a little bit, certainly not very much. But benefits have been eroded to the point where Ontarians are going to suffer…The best estimate for how long the $1 million pre-June 1 benefits for attendant care would last is 13 years. With coverage halved under the new changes you’ll have 13 fewer years of attendant care in the event of a catastrophic injury, the severity of which often requires lifelong support.

What should you do?

For what sounds like a very small amount of money, a few cups of coffee a month basically, people can purchase back the coverage that’s now been taken away.

Click to read the full article.

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