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What cottagers may overlook when it comes to seasonal insurance

May 17, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With the May long weekend just around the corner, many Canadians will be packing their bags and heading up to the cottage, but a post-pandemic surge of demand may mean a lot of cottage rentals, and some important points of

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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

winter and summer tires
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Kilometres driven: TD’s non-UBI approach

April 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

While many insurers tout usage-based insurance as the most accurate way to rate kilometres driven, TD Insurance is offering a new twist on an old ratings variable. To offer consumers choice, and a more accurate assessment of their driving risk,

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By how much UBI use increased during the pandemic

April 20, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canadian drivers appear to be gravitating toward usage-based insurance (UBI) as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches past its second year. Since 2019, there has been a 40% increase in the number of drivers opting into UBI when filing out a car

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A car crashes in Ontario: Why Canadian auto insurers pay attention

April 13, 2022 by Daniel Strigberger

People love to visit Ontario. Unfortunately, some of them get into car accidents. Why should a visitor’s auto insurer care about accidents in Ontario? Because when a non-resident is involved in an auto accident in the province, their insurers will

Giant waves break near the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.
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What Canadians can expect of future hurricane seasons

April 7, 2022 by David Gambrill

Atlantic Canadians can expect to see more and increasingly intense hurricanes, as sea surface temperatures continue to warm up as a result of climate change. “Warmer sea surface temperatures fuel stronger hurricanes,” Swiss Re Canada CEO Monica Ningen observed during

Surf washes over a beach on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast.
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P&C industry’s input on coastal protection

April 6, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Nova Scotia community and industry stakeholders have shared their input on the Coastal Protection Act, and an Insurance Bureau of Canada representative says the financial case for supporting the act is clear. Passed in 2019, the legislation aims to restrict

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How to deal with loss trends in new DCPD auto insurance scheme

March 23, 2022 by Jason Contant

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSURB) has approved Facility Association’s (FA) overall rate increase of 11.1% as well as a proposed revision of its risk classification system for taxis. In doing so, the board had some words of advice

Aerial drone view of dyke/wetland area in Nova Scotia's Digby County.
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Dikes to protect N.S. N.B. link from flooding expected to cost hundreds of millions

March 18, 2022 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – An engineering study looking at three options to save the land link between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from climate-related flooding is pegging costs at between $189 million and just over $300 million. The study released today suggests

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BrokerLink execs discuss expansion strategy

March 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink’s M&A strategy remains focused on regions where it currently does business and is not looking to get into other verticals at the moment, senior executives at the brokerage tell Canadian Underwriter. “The focus continues to be Ontario, Alberta, and

Option of Male, Female or Gender X
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How Gender X affects auto ratings for insurers

March 1, 2022 by Jason Contant

Public auto insurer Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the latest insurer to offer auto insurance clients the choice of no sex (blank) designations. The change will not affect SGI Canada customers in Saskatchewan, since gender or sex designation is not

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What profit level this regulator expects of insurers

February 15, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nova Scotia’s insurance regulator has approved Intact Insurance for a small rate increase for individually rated commercial vehicles, including interurban trucks, in a decision more noteworthy for its insight into the kind of profit level the regulator expects of insurance