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Road tests for certain types of driver licenses set to resume in B.C

June 10, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is resuming on-road testing for commercial licences but drivers waiting for passenger vehicle tests must hold on a little longer. In line with B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan, the corporation says commercial road

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How to make tenant insurance applications more user-friendly

June 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you think it is easy for clients to apply for tenant insurance, you might want to consider how much trivia those tenants actually know about the property they occupy. “Every insurance application has questions that aren’t user-friendly and they

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How the lack of cyber caselaw worked against an insurer in a $75-million data breach lawsuit

June 9, 2020 by David Gambrill

The lack of cyber case law worked against an insurer in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently, with the court deciding that The Co-operators has a duty to defend two parties named in a $75-million cyber breach class action

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Customers not lauding insurers’ relief measures, but they aren’t shopping around either

June 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The majority of Canadian motorists surveyed are not satisfied with the financial relief measures offered by their insurers, a recently-released Leger Marketing poll indicates. “What struck me as interesting was that although 52% said they were not satisfied, 40% [of

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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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The upside for Intact of getting into the property restoration business

May 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If Intact Financial Corporation CEO Charles Brindamour had his way, Intact would be as big in property restoration as it is in the brokerage business. Brokerlink currently has more than 140 brokerage offices and 2,000 employees, and Intact is closing

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Lloyd’s estimates COVID’s cost to the industry and its own market

May 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Lloyd’s market will pay “in the range” of $3 billion to $4.3 billion “as a result of the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19,” the Corporation of Lloyd’s announced Thursday. Comparing the overall COVID-related losses to the 2001 terror attack in

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What Intact’s next acquisition target might look like

May 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Don’t be surprised if you see Intact Financial Corp. announce the acquisition of a United States-based commercial specialty property and casualty insurer in the future. During a fireside chat Wednesday with John Aiken, Toronto-based financial service analyst with Barclays, Intact

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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,”

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How Intact is handling commercial insurance relief measures

May 7, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer is renewing some commercial policies with no changes in price, and is making mid-term policy adjustments to reflect changing risk portfolios under the current economic conditions. The company said in a recent earnings call

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Head of RBC says not to expect quick economic recovery from COVID-19

April 8, 2020 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The head of the Royal Bank of Canada is warning the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be slower and more uneven than originally thought. CEO Dave McKay said Wednesday that the depths of the challenge