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Q1 claims and claims expense ratio improved 5.6 points for Allstate

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

For the second year in a row, hail in Texas in March has cost The Allstate Corp. millions of dollars in claims and claims expenses. Northbrook, Ill.-based Allstate released May 2 its financial results for the first three months of

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U.S. P&C insurers report US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016: Verisk Analytics

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Private property and casualty insurers in the United States suffered a US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016 following a US$8.9 billion net underwriting gain in 2015, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association

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Combined ratio up 2.1 points, non-life premiums down 14% at PartnerRe

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A change in the measure used to calculate lump sum awards in bodily injury cases in Britain had an impact on PartnerRe Ltd.’s financial results, which the Hamilton, Bermuda insurer released Wednesday. PartnerRe, which has a Toronto branch office, reported

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The Co-operators reports net income of $34.6 million for Q1 2017, combined ratio of 102.5%

May 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guelph, Ont.-based Co-operators General Insurance Company has reported a consolidated net income of $34.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31, down from $39.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. The company’s combined ratio, excluding market

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CIBC economist tells insurers how investment returns could be affected by ‘things that go Trump in the night’

April 26, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Interest rates in Canada are predicted to stay “very low by historic standards” through the end of 2019, an economist recently told insurance professionals, while a “movement against globalization” is a concern for one of Canada’s largest carriers. Avery Shenfeld,

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Kingsway reports net loss of US$1.7 million in first quarter of 2017

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Kingsway Financial Services Inc. released its financial results for the first quarter of the year on Wednesday, reporting a net loss attributable to common shareholders of US$1.7 million compared to such a net loss of US$1.5 million in Q1

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Travelers reports combined ratio of 96% for Q1, net income of US$617 million

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported a combined ratio of 96% for the first quarter of 2017, up 3.7 points from 92.3% in the first quarter of last year. Net income for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31

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Combined ratio up 8 points for PartnerRe

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd., which has a Toronto branch office, reported an eight-point deterioration in its combined ratio, from 85.6% in 2015 to 93.6% in 2016, while the net loss in Q4 2016 was US$173.7 million. In addition to reinsurance, Hamilton, Bermuda-based

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Net income for U.S. P&C industry for first nine months of 2016 down 26.8% compared to 9M 2015: A.M. Best

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty industry in the United States reported a US$2.3 billion net underwriting loss in the first nine months of 2016 and a 26.8% decline in net income compared with the same period in 2015, according to preliminary

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Non-life premiums down 4% at PartnerRe

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd., which writes commercial insurance and reinsurance worldwide, reported this week a 4% drop in Q3 non-life premiums while the combined ratio was essentially unchanged at 82.7% PartnerRe, which is based in Pembroke, Bermuda and has a Toronto office,

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Canadian P&C industry combined ratio improves to 96% in 2015 from 99% in 2014

October 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty insurance industry in Canada reported an aggregated combined ratio of 96% in 2015, a three-point improvement from 99% in the previous year, driven by fewer severe weather and catastrophe events, the Office of the Superintendent of

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U.S. P&C insurers report US$1.5 billion net underwriting loss in first half of 2016

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Private property and casualty insurers in the United States reported a US$1.5 billion net underwriting loss in the first half of 2016 – the first year-to-date net underwriting loss in more than three years, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics