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Cat claims out West create stress for home insurers, proactive communications can bolster customer satisfaction: J.D. Power

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A spike in major claims resulting in record losses from catastrophic disasters across Canada over the last few years has created significant challenges for insurance carriers in 2017, a situation that has had an impact on customer satisfaction with the

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New State Farm Canada app includes telematics and water detection programs, account access

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

State Farm Canada announced on Monday that it has released a new app that includes telematics and water detection programs, as well as easy account access. The free State Farm Canada App, available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play,

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The Co-operators announces acquisition of Assurance Auclair in Quebec

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Co-operators General Insurance Company is looking to further enhance its distribution system in Quebec with the acquisition of Assurance Auclair. The portfolio of the brokerage in Quebec City includes personal and commercial insurance policies, notes a statement Monday from

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Marijuana legalization raises legal issues related to property policies, liability coverage and auto insurance, ARC Group Canada event hears

June 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada raises a number of legal issues related to property insurance policies, Michael Teitelbaum, a partner with Hughes Amys LLP, said last week at ARC Group Canada’s 2017 annual seminar and cocktail event. In

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Intact Insurance launches my Driving Discount program in Alberta

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Good drivers in Alberta will now have access to an Intact Insurance driving discount program that allows them to save as much as 25% on their auto insurance premiums. The my Driving Discount program uses driving data collected by a

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Two-thirds of defective Takata airbags still not repaired, U.S. senator reports

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Approximately two-thirds of recalled inflators involved in the Takata recall in the United States have not yet been repaired, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) reported late last week. “The numbers provided to Nelson by the independent monitor appointed to oversee

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Alberta’s traffic safety campaign in June to focus on differences between commercial and smaller passenger vehicles

June 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta will be holding a traffic safety campaign in June to educating drivers about the differences between commercial vehicles and smaller passenger vehicles. Occupants of a passenger vehicle are more likely to be killed or injured in

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Supreme Court of Canada will not hear appeal from insureds seeking replacement cost instead of actual cash value in fire claim

June 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A disputed property insurance claim arising from a fire in Ottawa, in which the claimants asked for replacement value but the insurer would only pay actual cash value, will not be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada, the court

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Canadian auto sales set record in May, gain 11.2% compared with a year ago

June 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales set a monthly record in May, gaining 11.2 per cent year-over-year. The consulting firm says vehicle sales for the month totalled 216,861 including 75,172 cars and 141,689 light trucks,

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Canadian insurance industry needs clear direction and proper framework to address marijuana legalization, industry event hears

June 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada needs clear direction from governments and a proper framework to address the upcoming legalization of marijuana, attendees to an industry event heard on Thursday. “First and foremost, we do not as an industry, and cannot,

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Slice launches “first on-demand insurance platform” for homeshare hosts in 13 states

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Slice Labs Inc., a technology company offering what it calls “the first on-demand insurance platform in the United States,” announced on Wednesday the launch of their homeshare insurance product in 13 states. Homeshare hosts in 13 states – California, Colorado,

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Nearly 6.9 million U.S. homes at risk of hurricane storm surge damage in 2017: CoreLogic

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly 6.9 million homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in the United States are at potential risk of damage from hurricane storm surge inundation, according to CoreLogic’s 2017 Storm Surge Report. On Thursday, the global property information, analytics and