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The Insurance Bureau of Canada welcomes the Ontario government’s efforts to implement recommendations made regarding its Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force.

It has pledged to work with officials to protect drivers and taxpayers from scams, and also to help reduce insurance rates.

“High premiums are a real problem,” says Ralph Palumbo, IBC’s vice president, Ontario. “We’re committed to helping…implement…sensible reforms to build an affordable and competitive auto insurance system.”
Auto insurance fraud ranges from organized crime rings to individuals exaggerating claims. This costs Ontario drivers as much as $1.6 billion a year, says an independent review by KPMG.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca