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Ottawa plans to eliminate tax exemption for farm property insurers, amend anti-money laundering laws

March 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government said Wednesday it is proposing to eliminate a tax exemption introduced in 1954 for insurance carriers providing property insurance for farming and fishing properties. In its budget document, the ruling Liberals suggested they want to give the

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Landmark federal investments for disaster-proofing communities, enhancing resilience: IBC

March 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has voiced the property and casualty industry’s strong support for the federal government’s move to beef up investments aimed at enhancing resilience by better disaster-proofing communities. As part of the 2017 Federal Budget tabled Wednesday,

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ICBC enhances online driver licensing and claims services for customers

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Checking wait times at driver licensing offices or the status of a claim from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) can now be done online thanks to new service enhancements. ICBC said in a press release on Wednesday that

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions explores roadmap to “touchless” claims

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While some insurance carriers continue to favour traditional claims processes, the demand for faster cycle times, reduced expenses and improved customer satisfaction is driving increased automation and an eventual migration from virtual to “touchless claims,” according to a new report

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IBM and SecureKey Technologies to deliver blockchain-based network for Canadian consumers

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, an identity and authentication provider company, announced on Monday that they are joining forces to “enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network” based on IBM Blockchain. “The network will be designed to make it

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BHSI launches professional liability, network security and privacy policy in Canada

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a product designed to address the needs of a variety of enterprises, from systems integrators to telecommunications providers to IT staffing firms. The Professional First Professional Liability and Network Security & Privacy Policy,

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New DGIG water protection program available country-wide

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Desjardins General Insurance Group has announced the cross-country availability of a new home insurance program designed to keep policyholders informed of potential leak sources so that action can be taken and water-related damage prevented. Water damage accounts for more than

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JLT Re expands analytical modelling capability in Canada

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

JLT Re, the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy and part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, announced on Monday that it has combined forces with flood modelling company KatRisk to provide flood risk modelling capabilities to clients “across

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Government of Manitoba announces legislation to reduce red tape imposed on businesses, industry and local governments

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba has announced proposed legislation that would reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated or ineffective regulatory requirements imposed on businesses, industry and local governments, provincial Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said last week. Friesen said in a statement that the

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InsurEye adds independent mortgage, credit card consumer reviews to platform

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The largest Canadian platform for insurance reviews has launched independent consumer reviews for mortgage and credit card products, InsurEye announced Wednesday. “Our platform has already been offering nearly 3,000 home, auto and life insurance reviews to inform Canadian consumers about