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Executive Outlook 2020 | Valérie Lavoie, Desjardins

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Valérie Lavoie, President, Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins General Insurance Group Rising home and auto insurance premiums will be the big issue for the industry again in 2020, driven by the growing frequency and severity of extreme weather events and the

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Carol Jardine, Wawanesa

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Carol Jardine, President, Canadian P&C Operations, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company One of the most important issues facing the industry is the Canadian consumer’s pocketbook. Canadian families have never been more in debt and GDP and wage growth aren’t helping.

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Louis Gagnon, Intact

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Louis Gagnon, President, Canadian Operations, Intact Financial Corporation I see two very important issues for insurance in 2020 — climate change and our ability to adapt; and cyber risk and the increasing need for protection. These challenges create an environment

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Silvy Wright, Northbridge

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Silvy Wright, President, CEO, Northbridge Financial Corporation The industry’s top priority should be helping our customers effectively navigate volatile market conditions. The challenges being faced in both commercial and personal lines are considerable, from rising auto repair costs, required auto

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Rowan Saunders, Economical

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Rowan Saunders, President, CEO, Economical Insurance Insurers across Canada are exploring new ways to embrace digital and improve customer experience in the middle of a hard market. This necessary transformation is the most important issue we face. Within the context

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Martin Thompson, RSA

December 27, 2019 by David Gambrill

Martin Thompson, President, CEO, RSA Canada Disciplined underwriting is the anchor that the P&C industry needs right now. The insurance industry is currently experiencing some pain. Investment returns have been following a general downtrend over the last two decades, from

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Alberta strikes panel to review auto insurance, won’t bring back rate cap

December 27, 2019 Dean Bennett – THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta is reviewing auto insurance in the province to ensure that the industry can remain viable and drivers can get affordable coverage. Finance Minister Travis Toews says Albertans are paying some of the highest rates in Canada but are having

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Sonnet launches group insurance offering

December 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

Online insurer Sonnet Insurance has launched a group insurance offering, already signing on Deloitte to offer a group home and auto discount to its employees across Canada in the near future. “As Sonnet considered various approaches to scaling a profitable

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Wet, cold, and dark: Environment Canada names Top 10 weather events of 2019

December 26, 2019 Bob Weber – THE CANADIAN PRESS

Wet. Cold. In the dark. And puzzled. That about sums up how the weather in 2019 left Canadians feeling, says David Phillips, Environment Canada’s chief meteorologist. “It’s almost as if normal doesn’t happen any more.” What do you make of

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Which policies does Santa need?

December 23, 2019 by Jason Contant

Businesses large and small need all types of insurance coverage, and Santa’s elf workshop is no exception. Below are some of Santa’s top North Pole policies (condensed from a recent infographic from specialist insurer CFC Underwriting): Kidnap & ransom –

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What Santa delivered to Ontario auto insurers

December 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Sugar plums are likely dancing in the heads of at least some Ontario auto underwriters as a result of a series of developments over the past year. When the government released its budget this past April, it included a bunch

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O come, let us demutualize

December 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If any of your clients have Economical Insurance policies, changing to a stock-owned company could make them joyful and triumphant, especially if they have mutual policies. “O come all ye policyholders” is something the industry could hear soon from Waterloo,