This week, the Government of Ontario announced the Ontario Fair Auto Insurance Plan to help combat fraud and refocus on caring for people who get hurt in car accidents.

“We support changing the system to ensure more money goes directly to treating people who get hurt in car accidents,” said Heidi Sevcik, President and CEO at Gore Mutual. “Significant changes are needed to lower the cost of auto insurance and Gore Mutual is absolutely committed to help make this system better for customers.”

The Ontario Fair Auto Insurance Plan outlines measures aimed at improving the auto insurance system for customers including the creation of a Serious Fraud Office responsible for detecting, preventing and prosecuting auto insurance fraud, which is a major contributor to high insurance costs.

“We want to focus our efforts on caring for people who get hurt in car accidents. After all, that’s what insurance is all about,” said Neil Weir, Vice President of Claims at Gore Mutual. “The proposed introduction of independent examination centres to provide rapid decisions on treatment will help us to get our customers back on their feet quickly.”

More information on Ontario’s Fair Auto Insurance Plan can be found here.

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