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Some insurers trying to broaden D&O environmental liability coverage

WINNIPEG — Property losses often result in pollution losses, but there are "barriers" to getting environmental/pollution coverage on primary D&O insurance policies, speakers at RIMS Canada warned this week.
Sep 17, 2014


Marine risk and claims services firm expands into Canada

Regional Reporting Inc., a U.S.-based marine risk control and claims services firm, has announced the creation of a Canadian division, based out of Toronto.
Sep 17, 2014


Manitoba Public Insurance warns of fake customer survey

Manitoba Public Insurance has issued a warning for customers not to respond to a customer survey they may view in a pop-up window within their Internet browser.
Sep 17, 2014


Terrorism, cyber-attacks among main emerging risks facing reinsurance sector

Cyber-attacks and terrorism are among the main emerging risks currently facing the reinsurance sector, according to a new report from Guy Carpenter & Company.
Sep 17, 2014


RIMS Ontario Chapter presents Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers of Teck Resources

The RIMS Ontario Chapter has presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers, vice president of risk and security for Teck Resources, RIMS announded Wednesday.
Sep 17, 2014


CIP Society announces National Leadership Award honourees for 2014

The CIP Society has announced its three honourees for this year’s National Leadership Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding achievements in the insurance industry, established in 2009.
Sep 17, 2014


Global insurance premium reached record $4.9 trillion in 2013: Aon Benfield

A risk study released this week by Aon Benfield indicates that relatively light catastrophe losses in 2013 compared with the two previous years helped the property and casualty industry achieve a global underwriting profit last year.
Sep 17, 2014


California issues 1st permits to test self driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25

LOS ANGELES - Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.
Sep 17, 2014


Hub International consolidates onto Applied's Epic system

Hub International has selected Applied Systems’ Epic platform for its brokerage management, the companies announced Tuesday.
Sep 16, 2014


Federal study of Pennsylvania well site finds fracking didn't ruin nearby water supplies

PITTSBURGH - The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western...
Sep 16, 2014


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