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FAQs

1. HOW DO AIAC MEMBERS REMAIN INDEPENDENT?

AIAC members perform assessments to the highest standards in the industry. They maintain complete independence from insurance companies, treatment centers, policyholders, lawyers, and physicians, meaning their assessments cannot be influenced by the interests of any other party.

AIAC assessments remain far removed from treatment centers and provide a blind report to the parties involved to help avoid conflicts of interest. By AIAC’s own guidelines, none of its members are permitted to provide treatment. To do so, could compromise their ability to best serve claimants and would violate FSCO’s insurance industry regulations on “unfair and deceptive acts and practices”.

AIAC seeks to meet the unique needs of insurance companies, law firms and claimants through a rigorous adherence to neutrality and professionalism in its assessments.


2. WHY DO WE NEED INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENTS?

Neutral third party assessments maintain accountability and ensure appropriate benefit entitlement decisions. Auto insurance companies in Ontario have championed the need for impartial assessments. AIAC members fill this need by providing independent healthcare professionals, who examine claimants and present transparent, unbiased reports that are defensible in court. It’s important to the AIAC that all Ontarians  have equal access to high quality assessments.


AIAC’s commitment to the highest standards of assessment helps to ensure the sustained economic viability of the insurance industry by validating the legitimacy of claims and  promote cost containment. Insurance companies, policyholders, the government and the public all benefit from a healthy industry that can sustain reasonable fees for services.