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Shareholders approve Aon-Willis merger

August 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Aon plc’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson plc was approved Wednesday by both firms’ shareholders. The merger still requires approval from competition regulators in various jurisdictions (including Canada) plus the Irish High Court. Aon and Willis Towers Watson rank

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After 40-plus years, it’s the last day on the job for industry icon J.R. (Bob) Tisdale

August 18, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian P&C insurance industry icon J.R. (Bob) Tisdale is stepping down today as president and chief operating officer of Pembridge and Pafco insurance companies in Canada, coinciding with his 40-year work anniversary. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada first announced his

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National mutual association president Normand Lafreniere retires

August 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

Industry veteran Normand Lafreniere, president of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC), is now officially retired. In a LinkedIn post Wednesday, Lafreniere said he will continue as a consultant for CAMIC over the next few weeks, pending the

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Guy Carpenter names new head of Canadian operations

August 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

Peter Askew has been named president and CEO of the Canadian business of global reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Company LLC, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Effective immediately, Askew will be responsible for Guy Carpenter’s reinsurance broking activities

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The link between the Edmonton Oilers and Arthur J. Gallagher’s latest acquisition

August 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Edmonton, Alta.-based Insight Insurance & Risk Management Ltd., the official insurance brokerage of NHL hockey’s Edmonton Oilers. Founded in 2013 by CEO Alexis Harke, Insight is a retail insurance broker serving clients throughout

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Swiss Re Group books $2.5 billion for pandemic-related losses

July 31, 2020 by David Gambrill

Swiss Re today reported COVID-19 claims and reserves totalling $2.5 billion across the Group, resulting in a net loss of $1.1 billion in the first half of 2020 (all figures in U.S. dollars). “Based on current information and a prudent

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IBAO updates awards program to salute community leadership during the pandemic

July 30, 2020 by David Gambrill

Shortly after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus to be a global pandemic, when Canadian P&C insurance industry employees first started to work from home remotely to avoid the spread of the virus, Canadian Underwriter asked brokers in

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New boiler inspection rules coming to Ontario agriculture

July 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An exemption from inspection rules for boilers and pressure vessels in Ontario’s agricultural sector is coming to an end. Starting next year, boilers and pressure vessels will have to get a certificate of inspection from the province’s Technical Standards and

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Trillium Mutual Insurance donates $50,000 to 4-H Ontario Youth Mental Health Program

June 26, 2020 Trillium Mutual Insurance

LISTOWEL, ON, JUNE 26, 2020/insPRESS/- Trillium Mutual Insurance, a leading Mutual Insurer focused on protecting and enhancing farms and rural communities, proudly announces a $50,000 donation through its ROOTS Community Fund to support 4-H Ontario’s: Taking Our Mental Health to

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Allstate adds Power to its Canadian lineup

June 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

Jennifer Power is the new vice president of Pembridge and Pafco, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada has announced. Power succeeds Bob Tisdale, who announced his retirement last year as president and chief operating officer of Pembridge and Pafco, and vice

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Guess who Desjardins appointed to lead national growth?

June 3, 2020 by David Gambrill

Desjardins has tapped Marilyn Horrick to be its senior vice president of the Ontario market, effective June 8, 2020. “Thrilled to be joining this world-class organization one week today,” Horrick posted on LinkedIn. “Moving into a role that keeps me

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Aon names new president of Reinsurance Solutions in Canada

May 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

Matt Wolfe has been appointed the new president of Reinsurance Solutions in Canada, Aon plc announced Friday. “In his new role, Matt will lead the Canadian Reinsurance solutions team and bring unmatched analytics and insights to clients across the country,”