Left Navigation IBC Claims Agreements These voluntary industry agreements are used to facilitate settlements and reduce or eliminate legal fees and court costs. IBC member and non-member companies can be signatories to the IBC Claims Agreements. The agreements help insurers address conflicting coverage from different policies that may come into play for the same event or loss.IBC members can access full text of the agreements on IBC's secure members' website, Infosource. Agreement Respecting Standardization of Claim Forms and Practices, and Guidelines for the Settlement of Claims, 2002IBC Claims forms are an addition to the Claims Agreement, and can be viewed in a separate section. Signatories to Claims Agreement Agreement of Guiding Principles (Property Insurance), 1984The 2012 revision of this agreement did not receive the required 80% acceptance. Signatories to Guiding Principles (Property Insurance) Agreement of Guiding Principles Between Primary and Excess Liability Insurers Respecting Claims, 1996 Signatories to Primary and Excess Liability Agreement Agreement Respecting Disputed Losses Between Property Insurance and Boiler and Machinery Insurance Policies, 1980The 2002 revision of this agreement did not receive the required 80% acceptance. Signatories to Property/Boiler Agreement Reciprocal Agreement to Provide Copies of Accident Benefits Files Without Charging a Photocopying Fee, 2002 Signatories to Reciprocal Agreement to Provide Copies of Accident Benefits Files Without Charging a Photocopying FeeCICMA AgreementMost automobile and general liability insurers have agreed to settle claim disputes through binding arbitration under the Canadian Inter-Company Arbitration Agreement. The Canadian Insurance Claims Managers' Association (CICMA) supervises the operation of this agreement and any amendments to it. IBC administers the agreement and maintains the signatories list: Signatories to the Canadian Inter-Company Arbitration AgreementNOTE 1. Owned and Non-owned Contents Agreement (Quebec) and its signatories are available from IBC Montreal office.NOTE 2. To verify the status of a federal P&C company (name change, amalgamation, discontinuation, etc.), check the document produced by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions entitled, Note – Canadian and Foreign Insurance Companies and Fraternal Benefits Societies. Related ServicesIBC Claims FormsIBC Claims Forms are developed by IBC's Claims Committee to help standardize claims reporting. Forms may be used individually or treated as an appendix to the Claims Agreement.