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Chubb reports P&C combined ratio of 88% for Q2 2017

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Limited has reported a P&C combined ratio of 88% for the second quarter of 2017 ending June 30, down 3.2 points from 91.2% in the same quarter last year. Chubb released its financial results on Tuesday. The insurer reported

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Artificial intelligence saw record high investments in Canada in past five years: report

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) attracted US$162 million in investments across 12 deals in the first half of 2017, the highest amount of funding in Canada in the past five years, according to the quarterly MoneyTree Canada Report from PwC Canada and

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TechCanary makes available enhanced insurance platform for Canadian market

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

U.S.-based TechCanary has enhanced its insurance platform for the Canadian market to allow brokers and insurers access to additional Canada-specific capabilities around p&c lines of business meant to help them to deliver more responsive and predictive offerings to customers. TechCanary

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B.C. ranchers say costs of wildfires likely top hundreds of millions

July 25, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association says wildfires have inflicted a terrible financial and emotional toll on its members. Association manager Kevin Boon says wildfires that broke out earlier this month in B.C.’s Cariboo and Chilcotin regions are

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points for Everest Re

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group Ltd. reported Monday catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, of $53.5 million in the three months ending June 30, with a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio to 90.5%. All figures are in United States dollars. Hamilton,

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Global insurance brokers sector will hit US$54.8 billion in 2021 as growth remains impressive despite deceleration: report

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance brokers sector will reach US$54.8 billion in 2021, according to data from research company MarketLine. The global insurance brokers sector has experienced “impressive growth” in recent years, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% between

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62% of Canadians “oppose” or “somewhat oppose” banning ridesharing services: poll

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than six in 10 Canadians (62%) oppose or somewhat oppose banning ridesharing services such as Uber, according to recent polling conducted by Nanos Research. When asked their level of support for banning services like Uber, slightly more than three

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Lack of safety management systems found in “numerous” marine, aviation accident investigations: TSB

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fifteen years after four passengers drowned in an accident aboard an amphibious sightseeing vehicle across the Ottawa River from the nation’s capital, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned Thursday that there has “been only limited progress” on expanding the

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Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

July 24, 2017 Mari Yamaguchi - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO – An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. Plant

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On Balance

July 24, 2017 Brett Hansen, Vice President, Endpoint Data Security and Management, Dell

The balancing act demanded of employees trying to meet the twin goals of efficiency and data safety makes the people side of data security critically important. Organizations must design security programs that implement a mix of solutions to address security awareness, enablement and protection in the workforce.

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Allstate estimates June catastrophe losses at US$335 million

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Allstate Corp. announced July 20 it estimates its catastrophe losses for the three months ending June 30 will be $993 million, pre-tax, of which $310 million is from 17 events in June alone. Northbrook, Ill.-based Allstate reported in August,

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U.S. data breaches increased at record pace during first half of 2017

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of data breaches in the United States tracked through June 30 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers release by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout, a provider of identity protection solutions.