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Ontario re-ignites commitment to auto insurance reform

August 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Ontario government re-introduced its 2022 budget and, while there were no changes from an auto insurance perspective, creating choice for consumers will be among the industry’s main concerns, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) told Canadian Underwriter.  The budget

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OSFI’s capital guidelines include new 2.5% charge for risk-sharing pools

August 9, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s federal solvency regulator has released its final capital guidelines for the P&C insurance sector, and one new wrinkle includes a fresh approach to handle the provincial risk-sharing pools administered by Facility Association — a new 2.5% capital charge. The

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Inflation creates opportunities for brokers to revisit risks with clients

August 8, 2022 by Philip Porado

Recent inflation trends notwithstanding, data from the past few quarters indicate premiums are stabilizing as the P&C industry eases out of the hard market, said Celyeste Power, executive vice president, strategic initiatives and advocacy at the Insurance Bureau of Canada

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Are car rental shortages affecting loss of use endorsements?

August 5, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The car rental shortage isn’t only impeding on Canadians’ travel plans—it could also affect policyholders’ loss of use endorsements. Luckily, there are alternative options for insurers to reimburse customers on their loss of use policies, says one of Canada’s largest

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2021 Cat frequency ties 2008 for second place

August 3, 2022 by Glenn McGillivray

Severe weather cost Canadian insurers $2.25 billion in 2021, placing the year in the Top 5 for losses according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Last year, 14 events with $25 million in claims or higher were declared nationwide,

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Why pressure could mount for large commercial insurers

August 3, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

A more assertive regulatory landscape may prove concerning for large commercial insurers (LCI) in the near future, especially those with multinational clients, a survey from KPMG suggested. Evolving client and broker expectations, economic uncertainty, technological evolution and environmental, social and

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Intact’s game plan in personal auto

August 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Intact’s personal auto insurance premiums grew by 28% in 2022 Q2, but the company says its auto game plan is “not only pricing-driven,” the CEO reported during Intact’s recent earnings call.  “Equally important is how we manage claims and our

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Consumers increasingly concerned with EV insurance

July 28, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canadians are becoming increasingly interested in getting an electric vehicle (EV) for their next purchase on one hand, but consumers also seem concerned about the cost of insuring electric vehicles, according to data from rate comparison site My Choice.  Seventy-seven per cent

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P&C industry’s 2021 results: A one-hit wonder?

July 28, 2022 by Glenn McGillivray

Last year was generally the most favourable for Canada’s insurers in a while – since 2006 as a matter of fact – with the industry’s return on equity (ROE) coming in at a solid 17.2% (against 11.2% in 2020). ROE

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Is specialization the best route to broker independence?

July 27, 2022 by Jason Contant

A bevy of challenges, including M&A frenzy, rapidly evolving technology, automation and directs, has spurred some independent brokerages to focus on specialization. And some are even divesting of personal lines. “From a client perspective, it’s great to have a broker

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What Navacord’s 15th deal of the year brought into the fold

July 26, 2022 by Jason Contant

Navacord Corp. has completed its 15th M&A deal of the year, this one involving a large commercial brokerage known for its risk management expertise with automotive dealerships. Navacord’s latest partnership is with Ottawa-based Binks Insurance Brokers Limited. Founded in 1918,

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Fast and furious: Which of your clients are more likely to road rage?

July 26, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Men and young people aged 18-34 are more likely than women and those aged 55+ to engage in road rage behaviours, finds a recent Ratesdotca survey.   Although men and women claim to engage in road rage equally (51% respectively), men