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LexisNexis Risk Solutions brings advanced analytics to U.S. telematics programs

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has advanced its proprietary technology for insurance telematics programs in the U.S. to ensure the policyholder and driver are the same, contributing to a true picture of driver behaviour and improving consumer experience. “Up until now, U.S.

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Intact must help defend pollution lawsuit due to exception in exclusion for “sudden and accidental” release

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Insurance must participate in the defence of a lessee of commercial property – on a Grimsby, Ont. site formerly occupied by a gas station – which is being sued by a neighbouring property owner alleging that contaminants migrated to

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U.S. Department of Transportation designates 10 automated vehicle “proving grounds” to encourage testing of new technologies

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that it has designated 10 “proving ground” pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing related to automated vehicle technologies. Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the designations last week before

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More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast U.S.

January 23, 2017 Pamela Sampson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – A weekend of deadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, while residents along the Georgia-Florida line were bracing for more intense, fast-moving storms – including unusually strong “long track” twisters.

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Rain, snow storms pummel the U.S. West; more wet weather on way

January 20, 2017 Scott Sonner - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RENO, Nev. – More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in much of California, dumped 18 more inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and

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AIG, National Indemnity ink reinsurance agreement covering long-tail prior-year commercial casualty

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. said Friday it “expects a material prior year adverse development charge” during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 and that National Indemnity Company (NICO) has agreed to reinsure 80% of losses on certain reserves for

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Brexit uncertainties weigh on U.K. insurers but rated entities able to withstand pressure: A.M. Best

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best Company said on Friday that it does not anticipate taking any rating actions as a direct result of plans for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union (EU), “although the cost implications of continuing to

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Rule-making authority essential for Ontario’s new FSRA: Cooke

January 20, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Equipping Ontario’s new Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) with rule-making authority is critically important to ensuring its effectiveness as an independent, flexible and consumer-focused regulator of financial services and pensions, argues George Cooke, chair of the Board of Directors of

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Canada needs new regulations for commercial fishing vessels of all sizes: TSB

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If fishing vessel operators conduct regular safety meetings, they can review on-board hazards and remind crew of safety precautions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in an investigation report released Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters top operational risks in the U.S. over the past five years: FM Global

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters have negatively affected operations at companies based in the United States over the past five years, according to a new FM Global-commissioned study on operational risks. The study, titled Finance’s Role in Operational Risk

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Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches $9.5 billion: study

January 17, 2017 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at $9.5 billion. The figure includes the expense of replacing buildings and infrastructure as well