Ontario is taking action to make auto insurance more affordable for the province's nearly 10 million drivers by introducing the Fair Auto Insurance Plan. The plan includes significant reforms that will address fraud in the system, put victims first by providing better access to care for those injured in auto collisions and strengthen consumer protection.
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, along with Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General made the announcement today in Toronto.
The plan is based on recommendations made by David Marshall, Ontario's advisor on auto insurance. In a report released in April 2017, he urged transformative changes aimed at improving the care received by people hurt in collisions, reducing disputes around diagnosis and treatment -- and promoting innovation, competition and other steps to improve consumer protection.
With the Fair Auto Insurance Plan, the government is moving forward with significant structural reforms to address issues identified by Mr. Marshall, and an ongoing implementation strategy.
Highlights of the plan include:
The province will establish a panel to guide the enactment of reforms contained in the Fair Auto Insurance Plan.
Making auto insurance more affordable and improving the care people injured in accidents receive is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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