Canadian Underwriter


News InsuranceTechnology

Wawanesa’s plan to innovate at scale

March 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

Having a flexible and accommodating schedule is key to incorporating innovation into an organization, the director of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s Innovation Outpost said recently. Last June, Wawanesa opened its Innovation Outpost lab in Kitchener, Ont. One of the first

News Insurance

How Aviva Canada’s profitability fared in 2018

March 7, 2019 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note: This version of the article includes a correction showing that operating profit was flat at £46 million (approximately Cdn$82 million in 2018, and Cdn$78 million in 2017). A previous version incorrectly showed the operating profit of 46 million

News InsuranceLegal

How this paperwork accident gave condo dweller stamp collection coverage

March 7, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

For insurance professionals who put together renewal packages, some mistakes are worse than others. A case in point is sending a “quality package” that refers to a different kind of policy, rather than the policy you are renewing for the

insPRESS Insurance

Canadian Broker Network Expands its Membership

March 7, 2019 Rogers Insurance Ltd.

Toronto – March 7, 2019 – Canadian Broker Network (“CBN”), Canada’s leading network of independent insurance brokers is pleased to announce that Group Deslauriers from Quebec City, Quebec has joined CBN. “We are very excited to have Group Deslauriers join

insPRESS Insurance

MGB Claims Consultants Inc. solidifies its London Market/TPA Operations

March 7, 2019 MGB Claims Consultants

With their commitment to the London Market and TPA operation, MGB Claims Consultants Inc. announce that Kirstie Hembruff, BA, CIP, CRM has joined MGB effective March 4th as National TPA Manager. Kirstie commenced her insurance career in 2013 and most

News CatastrophesClaimsInsurance

Early storm warning for insurers: $40 million for January storm in eastern Canada

March 6, 2019 by Jason Contant

A winter storm in late January that brought snowfall, freezing rain, rain and strong winds to eastern Canada caused over $39 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Most of the damage occurred on Jan.

News InsuranceTechnology

How innovation changes the underwriter’s job

March 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Technology and data will change the underwriter’s job but will not eliminate it, suggests Russell Johnston, chief executive officer for North America of QBE Insurance Group Limited. “At the end of the day, people still make the decisions,” Johnston said

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesRisk

What lies behind the unexpected Alberta quake

March 6, 2019 by Jason Contant

Perhaps the largest-ever earthquake to hit a section of central Alberta caused no immediate reports of damage, but knocked out power for more than 4,000 customers. Could fracking be the culprit? In this case, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is probing

insPRESS Insurance

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Materials & Product Failure Group with the Appointment of Bradley Walker

March 6, 2019 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, MAR. 6, 2019/insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bradley Walker B.Eng., E.I.T. as Associate, within the Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC group Bradley Walker B.Eng., E.I.T Associate Bradley holds a

insPRESS Insurance

Rogers Insurance Ltd. Acquires A-WIN Insurance

March 6, 2019 by Trufla Technology

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 6, 2019 /insPRESS/ – Sherif Gemayel, President of Sharp Insurance and Bruce Rabik, COO of Rogers Insurance are pleased to announce that Rogers Insurance Ltd. has completed a transaction to acquire 100 percent of the shares of A-WIN

insPRESS Insurance

ClaimsPro Enhances Specialty Risk Division Ontario with the Executive Insurance Expert, John Seyler

March 6, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 6, 2019 /insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCM company, today announced the appointment of John D. Seyler as Director, Specialty Risk Division (SRD) Ontario. Mr. Seyler will provide technical oversight

insPRESS Insurance

IBAO Rolls Out Second Phase of Ontario Brokers Awareness Campaign

March 6, 2019 by Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

TORONTO, ON, MARCH 6, 2019 /insPRESS/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has relaunched its broker hub and the next iteration of a social media campaign with the aim of bringing brokers to the forefront of the public