Tag Archives: Manitoba Public Insurance

MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

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The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco are shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

WINNIPEG — As ride-sharing prepares to become legal in the province, Manitoba Public Insurance has had its rates approved for new vehicle for hire insurance policies.

The Crown corporation says its rate application to allow private passenger vehicle and light truck owners to drive for Uber or Lyft has been green lit by the Public Utilities Board.

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Jeep Owner Who ‘Drowned’ Vehicle in Mud Named MPI’s Top Fraud of 2017

Jeep Owner Who ‘Drowned’ Vehicle in Mud Named MPI’s Top Fraud of 2017

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Manitoba Public Insurance closed 2,560 investigations this year through its special investigations unit, fighting off fraudulent claims that aim to take the auto insurer for a ride. Last year, $6.2 million in savings were found through such false claims.

MPI’s annual list of the top five frauds includes some of the more notable claims in 2017, where drivers attempted to cover up their wrongdoings.

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MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

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A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG — You won’t be seeing flood-damaged cars from the U.S. driving on Manitoba roads if MPI has anything to do with it.

Recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas have prompted Manitoba Public Insurance to take a stance on not allowing such vehicles to be insured in the province.

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MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

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(Halloween trick-or-treating image via Shutterstock)

Thousands of kids will be out on Manitoba streets Tuesday collecting treats for Halloween.

Manitoba Public Insurance has distributed 117,000 reflective bags to 568 schools across the province in an effort to help motorists spot youngsters while they’re out and about.

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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

MPI Repair Training Facility
Manitoba Public Insurance’s J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new automotive research and training centre will allow Manitoba Public Insurance to collaborate with the auto repair industry to adopt new methods of vehicle restoration when collisions occur.

The J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre on Plessis Road is a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will act as a training hub for new and emerging vehicle repair technologies.

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Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

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A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf on it flies during a 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — The province and Manitoba Public Insurance have launched a public awareness campaign ahead of the federal government’s planned legislation to legalize marijuana next summer.

Focused on showing that drugs and driving don’t mix, the campaign will target new teen drivers, youth, physicians and their patients, and the general public.

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Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

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Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen announces renewed funding through Manitoba Public Insurance for enhanced speed enforcement in school zones on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Police agencies across the province are beefing up speed enforcement in school zones throughout Manitoba.

As kids head back to the classroom, seven police agencies will be increasing patrols during the month of September through renewed funding from Manitoba Public Insurance.

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