Media Advisory - Insurance Bureau of Canada offering one-on-one interviews to discuss auto insurance rate submission

    EDMONTON, June 1 /CNW/ - Today, Alberta's Auto Insurance Rate Board
(AIRB) will post on its website ( all written submissions
regarding its annual industry-wide premium adjustment process.
    Jim Rivait, Vice-President, Alberta and The North, Insurance Bureau of
Canada (IBC), will be available to discuss IBC's submission and related
issues, including the ongoing legal battle over the province's cap on pain and
suffering awards for minor injuries.
    Mr. Rivait will be available for one-on-one interviews from 11:00 a.m.
until noon, and again from 2:30 until 3:30. Please call in advance to schedule
your interview.

    Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association
representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member
companies represent nearly 95% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance
market in Canada. The P&C industry employs over 110,000 Canadians, pays more
than $6 billion in taxes to the federal and provincial governments, and has a
total premium base of $38 billion.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact Nancy Lee
Martin at (780) 423-2212 ext. 3102

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