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Intact Financial Corporation announces $105 million Cat loss for 2017 Q2

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation’s (IFC) estimated catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, for 2017 Q2 is about $105 million on a pre-tax basis, reports Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty. On an after-tax basis, the estimated loss amounts to $77 million

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Willis Towers Watson and Roost to establish home telematics consortium of 5-10 U.S. carriers

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Roost, an innovator in smart home technology, to establish a “home telematics consortium” of five to 10 insurance carriers. WTW, the global advisory, broking and

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Insurance industry should look ahead to even larger losses than Fort McMurray, ICLR chair suggests

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry should start thinking about what “could have been” if the Fort McMurray wildfire had been an even larger loss, the chair of Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) said on Friday at the institute’s annual general meeting.

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Intact Ventures becomes strategic investor in Canadian IoT technology company Alert Labs

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Ventures has made its first investment in Canada Alert Labs Inc., an Ontario provider of easy-to-install technology that offers residential and commercial property owners real-time water use, flood, leak, temperature and power alerts. Not only do the alerts generated

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44% of The Co-operators’ claims and benefits in 2016 were for property damage, the company’s inaugural integrated report says

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guelph, Ont.-based The Co-operators has released its inaugural 2016 Integrated Annual Report, reporting that more than four in ten claims and benefits paid in 2016 were for property damage. The Co-operators released the report on Tuesday, joining “a handful of

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Openness to making homes, businesses resilient to severe weather encouraging: OMIA’s John Taylor

March 31, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

There are encouraging signs from government, municipalities and builders that resiliency needs to become part of building code conversations given that severe weather shows no signs of abating, suggested John Taylor, president and CEO of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

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U.S. homeowner claims decreasing, loss costs on the decline, LexisNexis Risk Solutions study finds

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Homeowner claims in the United States continue to decrease and loss costs are flat or on the decline, according to a new report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 2016 LexisNexis Home Trends Report, the inaugural study of home insurance trends released

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Nova Scotia dry spell just a ‘dress rehearsal:’ Environment Canada

September 15, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An Environment Canada climatologist is warning that a dry spell in Nova Scotia that has left some people without water is just a “dress rehearsal” for the kind of weather conditions Canada can expect in the years to