Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -- November 26, 2013 -- The Government of Prince Edward Island is asking citizens to share their views on proposed automobile insurance reforms, according to Janice Sherry, Environment, Labour and Justice Minister.

“My department has been working closely with the insurance industry to improve benefits and bring them in line with the rest of the region," said Minister Sherry. “While benefits are increased under these proposed reforms, we have received a commitment from the industry that rates will not increase.”
 
There are two major changes. The cap on court awards for pain and suffering from minor personal injuries will be increased from $2,500 to $7,500. As well, the definition of minor personal injuries will be amended to include only strains, sprains and whiplash-associated disorders that do not result in a serious impairment. The second major proposal is to raise the amounts of no-fault accident benefits to the same levels as New Brunswick.
 
The department has published a consultation paper on the proposed reforms. It is available online at gov.pe.ca/consultations. Paper copies are available by calling 368-6288.
 
Submissions should be made in writing by December 2, 2013. They may be madeelectronically to jccallbeck@gov.pe.ca or delivered to: 
 
Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
Attention: Insurance Consultation
4th Floor Shaw, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE 
C1A 7N8
 

 

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