Ontario Gov. Aims to Improve Auto Insurance
April 16, 2019—The Ontario government has formed a plan to improve auto insurance for consumers, including helping customers make informed decisions on their coverage packages.
A keystone of the "Putting Drivers First" plan is introducing "care not cash" to ensure insurance resources are used to pay for the treatment accident victims need to recover from their injuries.
The government's reform plan also addresses an important issue raised in the 2017 report by David Marshall on what he feels is the province's flawed auto insurance system. As Marshall noted, hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance benefits are diverted each year into contingency fees for lawyers.
The government committed to re-evaluating the legal contingency fee arrangement to ensure consumers are protected, and to ensure agreements are transparent.