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Multi-line brokerage Andrew Agencies Ltd. announces acquisition of McCracken Insurance M.I.L. Ltd.

March 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Multi-line brokerage Andrew Agencies Ltd. announced on Thursday the acquisition of Airdrie, Alta.-based McCracken Insurance M.I.L. Ltd. Andrew Agencies will acquire McCracken Insurance on April 3, the former said in a press release. The new Airdrie location will be 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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Canadian p&c insurance industry sees solid premiums, but net income down in 2016: MSA Research

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry saw solid results for both direct premiums written (DPW) and net premiums written (NPW) in 2016, but that was countered by big decreases in both net income and underwriting income, note new figures

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DBRS teams up with MSA Research to provide its insurer ratings on MSA’s analytical platform and reports

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

MSA Research Inc. (MSA) announced on Monday that it will carry exclusively the insurer ratings of DBRS Ltd. on its MSA Research Platform and printed reports. With this partnership, up-to-date ratings from DBRS will now be available at the fingertips

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St. John’s, Nfld.-based brokerage Cal LeGrow Insurance joins Canadian Broker Network

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s network of independent insurance brokers, the Canadian Broker Network (CBN), announced on Tuesday that Cal LeGrow Insurance Ltd., from St. John’s, Newfoundland, has joined the network. “We are thrilled to have Cal LeGrow join CBN,” Lorie Phair, managing director

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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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Square One finds it ‘surprising’ how many renters go without home insurance

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A survey indicates that most renters in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia have home insurance, Square One Insurance Services Inc. suggested Monday. The Vancouver based firm “recently surveyed over 1,500 renters in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.” More than a

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1 in 10 Manitoba drivers participating in voluntary roadside surveys last fall tested positive for drugs: Manitoba Public Insurance

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One in 10 Manitoba drivers who participated in voluntary roadside surveys conducted last fall tested positive for drugs, according to the recently released survey findings. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced the findings of

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Risk to U.S. property from severe convective storms as high as from hurricanes: Willis Re

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe convective storms (SCS) posed as much risk to property in the United States as hurricanes between 2003 and 2015, with the average annual loss from SCS amounting to US$11.23 billion compared to US$11.28 billion from hurricanes. So concludes a

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Eagle Underwriting and RaetsMarine partner to provide marine offerings to Canadian market

March 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian-based Eagle Underwriting Group Inc. and MS Amlin Marine NV, trading as RaetsMarine, are teaming up to offer protection and indemnity (P&I) and charterers’ liability insurance to the Canadian marine market. Managing general agent Eagle Underwriting will be offering P&I