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Government of Alberta boosts Calgary’s flood resilience with $13.4 million investment

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Wednesday that it is investing about $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities

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New Ontario financial authority should monitor auto insurers with ‘unusual number’ of LAT appeals: Marshall

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Neither the behaviour of personal injury lawyers nor “excess profits” of insurers are to blame for high auto premiums in Ontario, but the government should consider restricting lawyers’ contingency fees, a special advisor to the provincial government suggested in a

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Logiciels Deltek Inc. Goes Live with Web Services

April 12, 2017 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

(Montreal – April 12, 2017) The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Logiciels Deltek Inc. is the first broker management system (BMS) provider to go live with web services for broker interface with CSIOnet. “The

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“New normal” may be emerging in global energy insurance markets: Willis Towers Watson

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The energy sector is still beset by some significant challenges, including low oil prices, but there may also be a “new normal” emerging in the global energy insurance market, according to global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson

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Sponsors completed one cat bond of about $600 million with coverage for Canada in Q1: PCS

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sponsors completed one catastrophe bond with coverage for Canada in the first quarter of 2017 (Galilei Re), according to Property Claim Services’ (PCS) first-quarter cat bond report released on Wednesday. As it was a large transaction, capital raised by cat

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Hospital-based examination centres should provide Ontario auto accident treatment plans: Marshall

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario should not move to a government-run auto insurance system but the province should establish hospital-based examination centres with authority to establish treatment plans that would have to be provided by the insurers, without dispute, a special advisor to the

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Construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect against flood should be seen as nation-building projects: Australian insurers

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) cited the Canadian government’s budget commitment to create a Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in a recommendation to its own federal government to treat the construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect flood-prone towns as

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PERILS discloses second property loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon, which affected France and Germany on Jan. 12 and 13 of this year. The cold front associated with Egon resulted in heavy rain and

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Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster

April 11, 2017 The Associated Press

OSO, Wash. – A slow-moving landslide near the site of a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a neighbourhood and killed 43 people in 2014 has prompted officials to close a state highway as a precaution and recommend evacuations for

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The Society of Automotive Engineers International Publishes 30 Forensic Engineering Research Paper

April 11, 2017 by -30- Forensic Engineering

(Toronto) — 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce that the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) has published a technical paper produced by the 30 FE Trucking and Collision Reconstruction groups. Titled “A

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Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk, Colorado State University issue forecast for 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

April 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) and a research scientist at the Colorado State University (CSU) have both predicted 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major (Category 3+) hurricanes between the months of June and November. TSR, part of

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DKI Canada is now hiring Regional Account Director, Atlantic Region

April 11, 2017 by DKI Canada

DKI Canada is looking to fill the position of Regional Account Director, Atlantic Region. Currently based out of Halifax, NS and reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Business Development, we are seeking a candidate with 5-10 years insurance industry