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Wawanesa appoints two industry veterans to new leadership roles

January 26, 2023 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has changed the leadership structure of its Canadian operations with the appointment of industry professionals Anna McCrindell and Graham Haigh to senior vice president and chief operating officer roles. As SVP & COO – East, McCrindell

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How Canada’s insured cat losses stack up globally

January 25, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Severe weather made 2022 the third costliest year on record for Canadian insurers, and the fifth costliest year globally, said a report this week from Aon.  These events point to a severe gap in insurance protection in some parts of

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Where 2022 tallies for insured damages in Canada

January 18, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe weather events in 2022 gave Canada its third worst year for insured damage in the country’s history. Insured damage for severe weather events across Canada hit $3.1 billion last year, the third-highest total of NatCat losses in the nation’s

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Freezing rain causes power outages, forces closures across Atlantic Canada

January 16, 2023 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Schools across much of Atlantic Canada are closed today as a sprawling winter storm continues to linger over the region. Rainfall and freezing rain warnings remain in effect for all of New Brunswick and P.E.I., and most parts

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Company operating Hibernia offshore oil platform challenging oil spill charges  

January 6, 2023 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The company that operates the Hibernia offshore oil platform has pleaded not guilty to three charges related to a 2019 oil spill off the east coast of Newfoundland.  Court documents confirm the Hibernia Management and Development

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Hurricane Fiona insurance damage estimate revised to $800 million

January 5, 2023 by David Gambrill

Hurricane Fiona has now caused insured damage of more than $800 million in Canada, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). CatIQ’s initial estimate in October 2022 was $660 million. Hurricane Fiona now sits as the seventh-largest catastrophe in

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What’s the better parametric insurance trigger for Canadian hurricanes?

December 12, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Hurricane risk differs in Canada, which is why parametric insurance triggers that work in the U.S. may not be as effective in Canada, said a panellist in a Canadian Underwriter webinar.   Barometric pressure may be a better parametric trigger

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Which insured perils are of most concern to your clients?

December 5, 2022 by David Gambrill

Winter storms and severe rain or flooding events top the list of insured perils concerning Canadians, according to a new Angus Reid poll commissioned by First Onsite Property Restoration. Nationally, concern about winter storms (67%) edged out worries about severe

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What makes the current claims environment so challenging?

December 2, 2022 by Philip Porado

A convergence of global factors will cause above-average levels of claims inflation for the foreseeable future. Claims professionals who spoke with Canadian Underwriter said multiple market-dependent factors – including prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns in China, political instability, labour and materials shortages,

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What reinsurance renewals could look like on Jan. 1

November 23, 2022 by David Gambrill

Global reinsurers are expected to raise property catastrophe rates “by well over 10%” in exposed areas during January 2023 renewals, a Fitch Ratings report stated. “We expect double-digit percentage premium rate rises for property catastrophe cover in 2023 driven by

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How hurricane losses will impact pricing and capacity

November 21, 2022 by Philip Porado

Watch for Hurricane Ian’s damage estimates of between US$50 billion and US$70 billion to made insurers more conservative about pricing and capacity, according to Aon’s global market insights for 2022 Q3. “As the full market impacts of Hurricane Ian materialize,”

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Will inflation stop Canadians from buying winter tires?

November 17, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Even when faced with the rising cost of living, 82% of Canada’s motorists believe investing in winter tires is important, said a new survey by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).  However, brokers will be interested to know