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Exactly what insurers rely on for solid housing reports

Whether bungalow, 1½ storey, 2 storey or higher, side-split, back-split, semi-detached, row housing, low or high-rise, freehold or condominium unit, ASI is right at home delivering accessibility projects. Through a range of home modification reports, accessible designs, and construction, we open doors by tearing down accessibility barriers. Let us help you move your client forward.

As an insurer in Ontario, our challenge is always how best to meet the SABS requirements that home modifications and associated costs be “reasonable and necessary.” This is where ASI is essential because a rehabilitation professional alone is not qualified to recommend specific home modifications or associated costing. Without ASI on our files, not only could our clients end up with poor quality post-accident environments, but we could face liability issues.”

– Large Insurance Company

Because our core business is providing IEs, our product is only as good as our suppliers. That’s why we rely on ASI for our IEs – they provide an exceptional combination of providing a top quality report always within the mandated timelines.”

– IE Firm

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Home Modification Reports and IEs:

Comprehensive report that clearly outlines the client’s pre-accident/existing residence and the adaptive modifications to consider to ensure that you provide your client with a safe and functional long-term housing environment. The report also outlines the estimated associated costs to complete the proposed modifications, which provides you with a tangible quantum value for home modifications to assist with file resolution.

When to refer:

  • Refer for a Home Modification Report if you have a client who has sustained a catastrophic injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident and is entitled to benefits under Section 16 subsections 16 (2i), 16 (b) and 16(c) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).
  • Refer for an IE if you receive an OCF-18 requesting the housing benefit; an IE is required to determine the modifications/adaptive changes which could be considered reasonable and necessary for completion to your catastrophically-impaired client’s home and the associated costs.

Second Opinion, Critique/Peer Review Reports:

Objective evaluation of an initial Home Modifications Report that was completed by another service provider to assess a catastrophically-impaired client’s pre-accident home.

When to refer:

  • Refer to assess whether the initial report’s recommendations and associated costing could be deemed “reasonable and necessary” as per the SABs.

Alternative Housing Reports:

Comprehensive report that clearly outlines alternative housing options which could be considered to address the client and the family’s long-term housing needs.

When to refer:

  • Refer when all parties agree that it would be beneficial to explore long-term housing options that may be available to your client and family within the defined geographic area.

Short Term/Temporary Home Modification Reports:

Brief housing report that outlines the short-term and/or temporary modifications that should be considered for your client’s pre-accident and/or alternative short-term residence.

When to refer:

  • Refer when it is anticipated that your client will be returning to their pre-accident residence or alternative housing for a short period of time while investigating long-term housing. Also refer for non-catastrophic clients who have temporary mobility impairments.

Construction Project Management:

ASI’s Project Manager acts as the liaison between everyone involved in the construction project: insurer, rehabilitation team, client, legal, contractor, sub-contractors/suppliers and municipal/regional building officials.

When to refer:

  • Refer when construction is warranted. The Project Manager is responsible for key aspects of the project’s success throughout the project’s duration. The Project Manager takes a lead role before the project begins, during the project, and upon project completion regarding all aspects of the project.