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RSA Canada posts solid underwriting profit despite nat-Cat events in 2016

February 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

RSA Canada witnessed increased underwriting profit and a solid combined ratio for 2016 despite what can only be described as a challenging year that featured Canada’s most costly insurable nat-Cat ever and a host of other adverse weather events. “We’re

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Mike Robinson named chairman of Canadian Broker Network

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mike Robinson, president and CEO of PBL Insurance Limited, has been named chairman of the Canadian Broker Network (CBN), a network of independent insurance brokers. Robinson takes the reins from Tim Miller, president of Capri Insurance Services, who as chairman,

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Northbridge Insurance teams up with Alert Labs for pilot project with home water damage sensors

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Northbridge Insurance has teamed up with Alert Labs for a pilot project that provides customers up to $150 in annual savings on their home insurance if they purchase sensors aimed at protecting homes against water damage. The pilot project offers

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Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. sees lower net income for 2016 full-year, Q4 over prior-year periods

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

It was a mixed bag for Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. (EFH) in the fourth quarter of 2016, with strong commercial lines results and lower personal lines results combining to contribute to a 70% drop in net income to about $2.6

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Wawanesa subsidiary Trimont Financial to acquire Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance from Desjardins Group

February 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, announced on Thursday that it will acquire Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance (together as Western) from Desjardins Financial Corporation, a Desjardins Group subsidiary, for a total transaction

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Chubb expands global cyber facility with multi-line peril endorsements

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb has announced the availability of new property and casualty endorsements for its Global Cyber Facility aimed at helping risk managers and chief information security officers (CISOs) address exposure gaps in their organizations’ insurance portfolios and best respond to C-suite

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Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group offers new flood policy endorsement for Ontario homeowners

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group has a new policy endorsement that uses geo-coding to provide Ontario homeowners in low- and medium-risk zones with protection against property damage from flooding, surface water and sewer back-up caused by flood events. Starting Feb. 13,

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Insurance Brokers Association of Canada appoints former MP Peter Braid as new CEO

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) has announced the appointment of its new CEO, Peter Braid, effective Feb. 27. IBAC chairperson Lorne Perry announced the appointment in a press release on Feb. 10. Braid is a former Member of

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Aon reports net income of US$502 million for fourth quarter of 2016

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial brokerage Aon plc has reported a net income attributable to Aon shareholders of US$502 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31 compared to US$584 million for the prior-year quarter. For the full year of 2016, net

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IBAO, Insurance Institute of Ontario hosting live webcast on driverless cars

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) and the Insurance Institute of Ontario announced on Tuesday that they will be hosting a live webcast on the insurance implications of automated vehicles on Feb. 16. The webcast, which will run from

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Beazley expanding presence in Canada with acquisition of Creechurch Underwriters

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

London-based Beazley announced Monday it is expanding its presence in Canada with the acquisition of specialist managing general agent (MGA) Creechurch Underwriters, and has plans to enhance existing covers and launch new products. Creechurch Underwriter’s current team, led by its

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Master Builder

February 3, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Laura Van Vliet, recipient of the CIP Society’s 2016 Emerging Leader Award, understands how effort, heart and education can build a career.