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U.S. company launches cloud for insurance, brings drone platform to p&c sector

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

California-based Kespry is moving deeper into vertical markets with its formal entry into the insurance sector south of the border. The move follows extensive field tests and insurance-specific improvements designed together with customers and industry leaders, reports the aerial intelligence

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Cyclones Debbie, Cook in New Zealand combine to produce insured losses of NZ$84 million so far

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The two cyclones that pounded New Zealand in April have spurred insured costs of NZ$84 million to date, setting the stage for what could become one of the most damaging year in recent years and leading to wrong-headed government actions

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June 13, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Doug Reevey, outgoing chair of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and owner of a repair facility wants consumers to have a choice of where to send their telematics data.

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More drone activity anticipated, safety-first approach essential: SCOR newsletter

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An agile and flexible response by all parties is needed in light of the new and little-understood risks expected to emerge with the anticipated increase in drone activity over the next few years, SCOR experts write in a recent technical

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RMS updates North America quake models for U.S., Canada and Mexico

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RMS’s latest North America earthquake models – covering the United States, Canada, and Mexico – are designed to help company clients manage their risk accumulations with more confidence and help with underwriting a better book of business. Version 17.0 benefits

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Loss adjusting innovation emerging in light of insurance claims for forest fires: Cunningham Lindsey

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Greater complexity in insured losses sparked by forest fires has produced a bright spot: innovation in how loss adjusters are tackling these events, suggests a new review from Cunningham Lindsey. Released Tuesday, the company’s 2017 Major and Complex Loss Review

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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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Reinsurance Association of America calls for increased competition in U.S. flood insurance

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Reinsurance Association of America is calling on the U.S. government to encourage private-sector insurers to compete with the National Flood Insurance Program, which is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. NFIP was created in 1968. A property cannot qualify for

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36% of polled Canadian firms have no cyber security insurance: FICO

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a third of surveyed Canadian firms do not have cyber security insurance, a concerning situation made worse by an incomplete understanding of how premiums are priced and failure to do everything possible to guard against breaches, FICO notes.

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Boyd Group Income Fund to acquire collision repair company Assured Automotive for $193.6 million

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Boyd Group Income Fund (BGIF) is looking to cement the Boyd Group’s position as a leading provider of collision repair services in Canada with the announcement it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and business of

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Cyber insurance policies expected to become more similar in next few years: CIFF speaker

May 26, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A lot more convergence in cyber insurance policies is expected within the next few years as policies, exclusions and wording get tested and case law develops, John Elbl suggested Wednesday during a panel discussion at MSA Research Inc.’s Canadian Insurance

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Resource risk top concern for wind energy sector: GCube Underwriting

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Resource risk has surpassed mechanical and electrical breakdown to become the number one potential source of financial losses for onshore wind energy developers, owners and operators globally, suggests a new report from GCube Underwriting Ltd. Despite continued development and improvement