first_img The Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board wants to hear from NovaScotians over the next four weeks on two important insuranceissues. The board is tasked with conducting studies on two insurancetopics and reporting back to government by Nov. 1. The board willexamine: — the rates and availability of fire, other property, casualty,and liability insurance for homeowners, tenants, non-profitorganizations and small business; and– the use of gender as a risk classification factor indetermining automobile insurance rates. The Insurance Review Board was appointed in December 2003 as partof the government’s auto insurance reforms designed to protectconsumers. The new board will review rates and rules and willmonitor the system to ensure reforms are working for consumers. Hearings have been widely advertised and are taking place acrossthe province from May 13 to June 2. They will be held in PortHawksbury, Sydney, New Glasgow, Amherst, Liverpool, Yarmouth,Middleton, Truro, and Halifax. Presenters are encouraged to pre-register by contacting theInsurance Review Board. Registration will also take place beforeeach hearing session on a first-come, first-served basis only.Written submissions can also be sent to the board by e-mail, by fax at 902-428-5781, or by mail to the NovaScotia Insurance Review Board, P.O. Box 697, Halifax, N.S., B3J2T8. For more information or to register, contact the board by phoneat 902-424-8685 or by e-mail at . N.S. INSURANCE REVIEW BOARD–Public Hearings Begin on InsuranceIssueslast_img