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Aviva Canada responds to CU poll results

January 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter conducted a poll of its broker readers last week. Out of the 401 responses CU received, about 68% placed business with Aviva Canada. Among the survey findings, we asked brokers to record their level of agreement with the

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Brokers apprehensive about Aviva’s direction under new CEO: CU poll

January 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers are playing a game of “wait and see” as they prepare for the arrival of Colm Holmes, Aviva Canada’s new president and CEO, a Canadian Underwriter poll suggests. Aviva Canada announced this month that Greg Somerville is stepping

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Brokers react to leadership changes at Aviva, Intact

January 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An insurance company’s top manager is “an important face” for brokers, but this does not necessarily mean that big changes will happen any time soon after the recent leadership changes announced by Canada’s top two property and casualty insurers. London-based

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Somerville steps down as president, CEO of Aviva Canada

January 16, 2018 by David Gambrill

Greg Somerville is stepping back from his role as president and CEO of Aviva Canada to become a non-executive director of Aviva Canada, effective Mar. 1, 2018. Colm Holmes, currently CEO of Aviva UK General Insurance and chairman of Global

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Safety gadgets driving up insurers’ auto repair costs

January 8, 2018 by David Gambrill

Safety gadgets mounted on today’s slick new vehicles are creating headaches for insurers when it comes to the severity of auto insurance physical damage claims. Why? Because it costs more to repair them when they are damaged in collisions. Mitchell

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2018 Outlook: Greg Somerville, President, CEO, Aviva Canada

January 3, 2018 Greg Somerville

There is no denying that natural hazards such as B.C wildfires, multiple flooding events and the hurricanes thrashing our neighbours have been top of mind for the property and casualty insurance industry of late. Too often, these major incidents are

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What your video surveillance can’t prove

December 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An adjudicator with Ontario’s licence appeal tribunal placed little weight on eight days’ worth of an insurer’s video surveillance because the demands of the job a claimant had abandoned due to injury were not the same as the demands of

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Regulator weighs in on disputed ridesharing claims

December 20, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Disputes among Ontario auto insurers, arising from collisions involving vehicles used for multiple ridesharing providers, will likely be handled in the same way insurers handle priority disputes in accident benefits claims, Ontario’s insurance regulator told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Aviva Canada

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Province looks for ways to keep track of uninsured drivers

December 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Newfoundland is looking for a way to keep better track of uninsured drivers, including an option that would see licence plates following owners. “The government is evaluating the feasibility of reconfiguring the Motor Registration Division’s computer system for this purpose,”

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Why an insurer invites mandatory fraud reporting

November 23, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurers in Canada should have no choice but to report to fraud to law enforcement and to industry peers, be it is claims for healthcare services that were not provided or bills for repairs that were never done, an Aviva

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Four markets for Airbnb coverage

November 20, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

With Vancouver City Council voting to approve new regulations for short-term rentals, including Airbnb, and Toronto considering the move, the question remains: who is insuring these rentals? Stefan Tirschler, product and underwriting manager at Vancouver-based Square One Insurance Services, told

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Aviva Canada welcomes bill limiting insurers’ brokerage ownership to 20% in Quebec

November 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada said on Friday that it welcomes the new omnibus Bill 150 tabled by Quebec’s finance minister, which “provides clarity on the distinction between agents and independent brokers” and will help to ensure consumers in Quebec are protected and