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Insurance Bureau of Canada officially launches DASH

Jun 11, 2024 | NATIONAL
Insurance Bureau of Canada officially launches DASH

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is proud to launch the new industry-directed policy and claims information system, DASH (Driver and Auto Search History). DASH is IBC’s newest industry product, joining VINLink, CLEAR, HCAI and the Insurance Validation Program.

“We’re proud to have collaborated with over 90% of the P&C insurance industry in the creation of DASH,” said James Fordham, Vice President, Industry Information Services & Chief Information Officer, IBC. “With industry direction, we developed a tool that addresses key pain points in the current driver reporting environment and offers an unmatched user experience for industry professionals. This is truly an industry product – by insurers, for insurers.”

DASH provides detailed reports on a consumer's auto insurance history including policies, claims and other relevant information used to provide an insurance quote. It is available to private auto insurers and brokers licensed to sell insurance in Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

“Rather than a pay-per-transaction system, DASH utilizes a subscription licensing model where insurers and brokers can pull the reports required and subsequently offer as many quotes as needed to drivers. We feel this model, along with DASH’s seamless Application Programming Interface (API) integration, single sign-on authentication and rapid reporting system, delivers a best-in-class product for subscribers,” added Fordham.

IBC offers access to DASH via the official DASH Portal and through an API that integrates with an insurer’s underwriting system. For subscribers and users, IBC provides training and has made available reference documentation, a user manual, brokerage tools and a webinar. For more information on DASH, please visit For subscription and technical questions about DASH, please contact IBC DASH Support directly at

About Insurance Bureau of Canada

Established in 1964, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up the vast majority of Canada’s highly competitive property and casualty (P&C) insurance market.

As the leading advocate for Canada’s private P&C insurers, IBC collaborates with governments, regulators and stakeholders to support a competitive environment for the P&C insurance industry to continue to help protect Canadians from the risks of today and tomorrow.

IBC believes that Canadians value and deserve a responsive and resilient private P&C insurance industry that provides insurance solutions to both individuals and businesses.

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