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Aviva Canada takes the plunge into cross-border business

September 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

With the introduction of its new Global Corporate and Specialty (GCS) team, Aviva Canada is setting its sights on Canadian companies doing cross-border business in the United States. The GCS team will offer coverage in five key areas: corporate risk,

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Aviva Canada’s financial turnaround explained

August 8, 2019 by David Gambrill

Aviva Canada has turned its financial results around over the past year, with a dramatic 7.1% drop in its combined ratio in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year. Aviva’s Canadian business reported a 97.5%

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Aviva seeks startups for road safety program

July 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada and venture capital company Highline Beta have joined forces to launch a road safety and smart city accelerator. Applications to the Safe × Connected Cities Accelerator were open to early-stage startup applicants beginning Wednesday, with a deadline of

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Aviva Canada names new CEO

June 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

Jason Storah will become the new CEO of Aviva Canada on July 1, the company announced Friday. Colm Holmes, who took the helm as CEO of Aviva Canada in March 2018, will return to London, U.K., where he will assume

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Aviva loses $7-million coverage dispute over sexual abuse liability

May 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s top court said today it will not hear an appeal from Aviva Canada of a ruling in favour of a New Brunswick church diocese. L’Évêque catholique romain de Bathurst, a diocese that oversees Roman Catholic parishes in the northeastern

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How Aviva is simplifying its claims process

April 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada has worked with provincial regulators to simplify its products and the claims process for customers. “We’ve done that specifically for [accident benefits], where we got a lot of feedback from customers that the forms were confusing, they didn’t

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2019 Executive Outlook | Colm Holmes, Aviva Canada

January 3, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter approached Canadian P&C industry executives with two questions: 1) What is the single most important change the industry must make looking forward into 2019? 2) How might this change be brought about? Their answers, featured in our 2019

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Aviva Canada’s plan to decrease its exposure in Ontario auto

August 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

Aviva Canada is diversifying its portfolio of business to avoid exposure to deteriorating conditions in Ontario’s auto insurance market. “When you look at Aviva’s business in Canada, there’s a heavy concentration in Ontario auto,” Aviva Canada president and CEO Colm

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Aviva Canada announces three new executive appointments

July 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada reported Thursday that it has added to its executive teams in risk, claims and information technology. Bryant Vernon is the new chief claims officer (CCO), Nicole Brouillard is the chief information officer (CIO) and Michel Dionne is the

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Court tosses elderly couple’s 15-year-old auto insurance claim

July 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

Fifteen years after their auto accident, an elderly couple representing themselves in court lost their bid to further postpone their claim against their auto insurer, following years of adjourning trial dates and failing to show up in court. “The trial

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How long will it take before distracted driving campaigns take hold?

May 16, 2018 by Jason Contant

Similar to drunk driving campaigns that took years to take hold before people realized others were getting injured or killed and that it was unacceptable, distracted driving campaigns may also take a while to fully work, Aviva Canada’s chief underwriting

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90% of drivers in this province think that insurance companies are “profitable”

May 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nine out of 10 drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador believe insurance companies operating in the province are profitable, according to a new poll commissioned by Aviva Canada. “I cannot speculate about why people seem to believe this, but I can