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Canada becoming less attractive option for investors: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Anticipated less-than-stellar financial results for Canada’s property and casualty industry in 2016 will likely contribute to the market becoming less attractive to investors and absent significant improvement, it is unlikely the current level of capital will remain in the country,

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New Found Claim

January 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

As president of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association, claims specialist Alex Lethbridge wants to raise awareness of the inter-company arbitration agreement.

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In Good Company

December 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Mark Day, recipient of the Donald M. Stuart Award, sees risk professionals increasingly becoming part of conversations early on.

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Staying the same not a sustainable approach to attracting young professionals to insurance

November 23, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The traditional insurance world must change with the times – reflecting shifting demographics and fostering diversity – if it is to build on the progress made with regard to attracting more young professionals to the field. “The traditional (insurance) world

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Federal government should consider emergency back-stop mechanism for catastrophic earthquake: conference board

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Conference Board of Canada is echoing a recent recommendation by a former federal superintendent of financial institutions for Ottawa to consider adopting a last-resort, emergency back-stop mechanism for a catastrophic earthquake given the long-reaching, adverse effects that the event

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Some increased risks developing in surety space, but these can be managed: panel

November 14, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The outlook for surety in Canada is healthy, but a number of developments are introducing increased risk that need to be taken into account and properly managed, speakers suggested during the Toronto Risk and Insurance Education Forum last week in

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Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company obtain CSIO certification for Personal Lines eDocs

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Wednesday that Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company of Markham, Ont. have both obtained CSIO certification for Personal Lines eDocs. “We are pleased to now offer our brokers access to

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Aviva Canada announces finalists for 2016 Aviva Community Fund

November 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Monday the 30 finalists of the 2016 Aviva Community Fund (ACF). In 18 days, Canadians cast more than three million votes for the more than 450 ideas submitted for funding, Aviva Canada said in a press

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Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

All 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon are not making the grade when it comes to flood preparedness, signalling the need for change, including not allowing municipalities to override provincial or territorial direction on development in flood-prone areas, argues a new

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40% of polled U.S. policyholders who purchased cyber coverage in last six months have increased coverage: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) in the United States has reported that nearly 40% of polled policyholders who purchased cyber coverage in the last six months have increased their coverage levels. Earlier this week, the CIAB released

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Insurance industry moving too slowly, must keep pace: Forgeron

October 25, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Canada’s property and casualty industry – in need of a regulatory environment that fosters the innovation and responsiveness consumers are demanding – is at risk of losing pace to new competitors, Don Forgeron, president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of

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One in three Ontario drivers admit to distracted driving: survey

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About one in three (32%) drivers in Ontario admit to driving distracted because of their mobile devices, “and the number one reason for not focusing on the road is because someone called,” according to a recent Ipsos survey conducted for