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Aviva Canada launches second Pitch Day focusing on high potential digital startups

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Following the success of Aviva Pitch Day in 2016, Aviva Ventures announced on Tuesday that it will continue to invest in high potential digital startups around the globe. With $170 million to invest globally over the next four years “in

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Brokers present ideas for innovative technologies at Aviva Canada’s BrokerTech Launchpad

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Wednesday that it has received its first presentation of ideas from its BrokerTech LaunchPad pilot program, “a program that gives insurance brokers the opportunity to present their ideas for technologies to disrupt, transform and lead the

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ICLR to host webinar on effects of hail on vehicles

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will host a webinar next month on the effects of hail on vehicles. The Hail Impacts on Automobiles: A state-of-the-art-review webinar will be held on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Technology advances to change insurance value chain, offers chance to reboot

May 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Technology advances will likely affect – perhaps even eliminate – some current roles in the insurance value chain, but should be regarded as an opportunity to focus more on value-added services and getting a seat at the table where new

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Aviva Canada partners with Tennis Canada for home and auto insurance program

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada Inc. announced on Monday that it launching a new “tennis-focused brand experience for home and auto insurance through an extended partnership” with Tennis Canada. The Tennis Canada Home and Auto insurance program for both fans and players alike

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Aviva Canada and Hail Storm Products partner up for discount on auto hail protector system

May 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada and Hail Storm Products have teamed up, with the insurance company announcing on Tuesday that customers can now take advantage of an exclusive 20% discount on the Hail Protector Automobile Hail Protection System. “As the world’s only patented

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Canada lacks ‘commercially widely available wildfire models,’ Aviva Canada reinsurance VP warns

May 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurers have no “meaningful way of modelling wildfire” losses, a senior executive for Swiss Re Ltd. recently suggested to industry professionals. “If you look at it globally speaking, usually about half of the total insured losses globally are unmodelled perils,”

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Desjardins’ acquisition of Western Financial caused ‘headaches’ for brokers: Baker

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If Trimont Financial Ltd. acquires Western Financial Group, Desjardins Group officials will have “more time to focus on further integrating State Farm,” MSA Research Inc. suggested in a recent report released Tuesday. “Slowly but surely, the complexion of the industry

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Canadian industry underwriting income down 81% in 2016: MSA

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had underwriting income of $484 million in 2016, down 81% from $2.554 billion in 2015, while reinsurers’ combined ratio deteriorated 30.4 points year over year, MSA Research Inc. suggested in a report released

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More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

April 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations held its annual general meeting Thursday, acclaiming the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario as a new board member and announcing the use of its eDocs standard was up about 45%

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Government of Alberta boosts Calgary’s flood resilience with $13.4 million investment

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Wednesday that it is investing about $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities

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Aviva Canada invests $2.5 million in Canadian real estate marketplace & brokerage Casalova

April 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada has announced an equity partnership with real estate marketplace and brokerage Casalova. Aviva Canada announced the partnership in a press release on Wednesday, noting that the $2.5 million investment is being made by Aviva Ventures, Aviva plc’s venture