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Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario suspends partnership with Aviva Canada

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced on Monday that it is formally suspending its sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada “for the foreseeable future.” IBAO CEO Colin Simpson argued in a media release that “Aviva continues to leverage the

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Intact must help defend pollution lawsuit due to exception in exclusion for “sudden and accidental” release

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Insurance must participate in the defence of a lessee of commercial property – on a Grimsby, Ont. site formerly occupied by a gas station – which is being sued by a neighbouring property owner alleging that contaminants migrated to

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ILS sector set to gather pace after subdued 2016: Aon study

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is set to gather steam this year, with a record amount of catastrophe bonds to mature in the first half of 2017, according to a new report from Aon Securities. Aon Securities, the investment banking

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Munich Re, Insurance Europe welcome U.S.-EU covered agreement

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re and Insurance Europe are welcoming the successful conclusion of “covered agreement” negotiations between the United States and the European Union. Munich Re said in a press release on Thursday that “finalizing the agreement is an important step to

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AIG, National Indemnity ink reinsurance agreement covering long-tail prior-year commercial casualty

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. said Friday it “expects a material prior year adverse development charge” during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 and that National Indemnity Company (NICO) has agreed to reinsure 80% of losses on certain reserves for

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Rule-making authority essential for Ontario’s new FSRA: Cooke

January 20, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Equipping Ontario’s new Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) with rule-making authority is critically important to ensuring its effectiveness as an independent, flexible and consumer-focused regulator of financial services and pensions, argues George Cooke, chair of the Board of Directors of

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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Aviva marketing team-branded home, auto insurance to fans of Raptors, Maple Leafs

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada Inc. announced Wednesday it is offering “team-branded” home and auto insurance directly to fans of Toronto’s Raptors and Maple Leafs teams. In a partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Aviva Agency Services Inc. will offer and administer

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Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters top operational risks in the U.S. over the past five years: FM Global

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters have negatively affected operations at companies based in the United States over the past five years, according to a new FM Global-commissioned study on operational risks. The study, titled Finance’s Role in Operational Risk

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Vehicle owner addresses to be removed from registration cards to protect privacy: Manitoba Public Insurance

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced on Tuesday that it will be implementing a system change to remove the printing of registered owner addresses on non-commercial vehicle registration cards. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler announced the change “in the interest

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Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches $9.5 billion: study

January 17, 2017 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at $9.5 billion. The figure includes the expense of replacing buildings and infrastructure as well

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TT Club offers advice on packaging, securing coiled materials in containers

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialist freight transport insurer TT Club has issued specific guidance on packing and securing coiled materials in containers in a bid to prevent the costly and potentially injurious consequences of improperly secured coils. Investigations into incidents along the international supply