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5 key trends in the Canadian P&C market, according to Aon

May 18, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

P&C insurers are actively managing how they deploy their global capacity for cyber insurance, and the underwriting process for that sector continues to gain rigor, said Aon’s quarterly global markets insights report. Although the frequency of cyber claims remained relatively

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Ontario Liberals eye auto insurance rates and towing sector

May 13, 2022 by Philip Porado

Ontario Liberals want to bring down auto insurance rates but not via percentage targets, as envisioned by the New Democrats. “We will also work tirelessly to bring down auto insurance rates,” said Ontario Liberal Party press secretary Andrea Ernesaks. She noted that will

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Where have all the good underwriters gone?

May 12, 2022 by Gloria Cilliers

For years, insurers have poached commercial underwriters from one another amid M&A activity, an aging population and hard/soft markets. But that’s left the industry with less seasoned talent and slower investment in acquisition, training and retention. “Suddenly, more so than

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Appeal Court green-lights key feature of B.C.’s no-fault auto reform

May 12, 2022 by David Gambrill

A central pillar of the B.C. government’s auto insurance reform — that the province’s Civil Rules Tribunal (CRT) has exclusive jurisdiction to determine minor injuries below $50,000, and not the courts — has been found constitutional by the B.C. Appeal

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What Intact expects from personal and commercial lines

May 11, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted, Intact expects to see muted growth in its personal auto and property lines, while commercial lines is positioned for a better performance, the CEO of Intact Financial Corporation said at Intact’s 2022 Q1 results

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks to the media before visiting communities across the GTA, as part of the 2022 Ontario election campaign trail, at Queen's Park in Toronto, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
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Ontario Election: NDP plans to ban postal code rating for auto insurance

May 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Editor’s Note: The Conservative government outlined its plans for insurance in their budget document, released before the Ontario election, which will take place June 2. Canadian Underwriter is asking Ontario’s political parties for their platforms on insurance. We are printing

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Will Ontario’s budget proposals actually reduce auto rates?

May 4, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

To reduce Ontario auto insurance rates substantially, fairer rating systems and offering usage-based insurance (UBI) may be most effective, says one industry observer. The Ontario government is proposing measures to reduce the cost of auto insurance. Among them, it is

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Beware the tax implications of unlicensed insurance

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place a risk through an insurer that’s not licensed to write business in Canada, it’s important to understand the requirements around filing federal and provincial taxes, as well as special broker licenses. Although direct placement with

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How work expectations are contributing to distracted driving

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

Work-related pressures may be contributing to distracted driving, but having a workplace policy in place appears to be an effective way to mitigate the risk, suggests a new survey from Travelers Canada. The 2022 Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey

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What auto insurers think of Ontario’s reform proposals

May 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s auto insurers are generally pleased with the Ontario government’s direction on auto reform, although many details have yet to be worked out. “Ontario drivers pay too much for car insurance, and this budget makes a bold commitment to improve a

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Despite “aggressive growth goals,” insurers cautioned to keep their powder dry

April 25, 2022 by David Gambrill

Although the industry achieved a highwater mark financial result in 2021, industry executives are cautioning insurers to keep their powder dry and not reduce pricing drastically to grow market share. “I just look through the windscreen, all the things coming

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Cabbie assaulted while chasing fare outside taxi is not involved in an “auto accident”

April 19, 2022 by David Gambrill

A taxi driver who was severely beaten by a passenger, after the driver walked 40-to-50 steps away from his running taxi to collect a fare, was not involved in an insurable “auto accident,” the Ontario Superior Court has confirmed. The