Early Warning System Working with insurance companies across Canada, IBC provides data collection, compilation and reporting services to the General Insurance Statistical Agency (GISA) as required under the Automobile Statistical Plan (ASP) and the Commercial Liability Statistical Plan (CLSP). The new Early Warning System (EWS) project enhances data quality for participating insurers. Data Collection for GISAThe Early Warning System (EWS) project is an example of IBC’s work as a service provider to the General Insurance Statistical Agency (GISA). IBC provides data collection, compilation and reporting services.Improving Data Quality – IT RenewalIn Phase 1 of the IT Renewal Program, IBC delivered enhanced data quality functionality to the property and casualty insurance industry. Phase 1 included an error correction facility and a submission management application for automobile data. Across Canada, insurers submit data using the updated ASP. Using the Phase 2 delivery of the IT Renewal Program, in particular the Early Warning System (EWS), IBC reviews all submitted and accepted automobile and commercial liability data. This process leverages anomaly rules derived from pre-existing automobile profiles that, before the implementation of Phase 2, IBC reviewed manually. Training, User Guides and More SupportInsurers are automatically apprised of any data anomalies and work with their assigned IBC analysts to resolve anomalies. If you have questions related to EWS, please contact your designated data quality analyst.IBC data-quality learning materials and guides include:Early Warning System: User Guide Version 3.0 January 2021 (PDF)Improve Your Statistical Reporting with IBC’s Data Quality Management Training (for Insurers)Early Warning System: Automobile Statistical Plan – Anomaly Rule Business Descriptions Version 1.9 March 2014Early Warning System: 2010 Training Session (PDF)Early Warning System: Frequently Asked Questions Version 1.1 May 2010 (PDF) Related ServicesEarly Warning System User Roles IBC designates 4 user roles for member insurance companies to support the use of the Early Warning System (EWS). To validate a new user, insurers are asked to complete and submit the ID setup form. Useful LinksData Management (DM)IBC’s Data Management team helps auto and business insurance companies ensure that their submitted data meets all quality standards.Contact Data ManagementData Management Analysts and Senior Customer Data Analysts are the frontline support for any data submission, error correction or data issues. Vision and MandateConsumers and governments trust, value and support the private property and casualty insurance industry, and its products and services.