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How ICBC can cut auto injury claims costs by more than $20 million

February 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s government monopoly auto insurer could save up to $27 million a year on claims costs and reduce the risk of legal disputes by taking on a “larger role” in designing plans to treat auto collision injuries, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

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Combined ratio down 5.9 points, P&C reinsurance premiums down 8% for Munich Re

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re reported Wednesday a combined ratio of 93.9% in reinsurance in the three months ending June 30, down 5.9 points from 99.8% in the same period in 2016, when the German reinsurer had natural catastrophe claims costs of €335

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“Nearly all” U.K. drivers paying record amounts for car insurance: Association of British Insurers

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Drivers in nearly all age groups in the United Kingdom are paying record amounts for their car insurance and could face further increases unless the government takes action to reduce claims costs, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) warned recently.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador conducting comprehensive review of auto insurance system

July 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the start of a comprehensive review of the auto insurance system in the province. Perry Trimper, Minister of Service NL, announced the review in a statement on Tuesday. As part of the

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Manitoba Public Insurance requests 2.7% overall rate increase for 2018/19 insurance year

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced that it has requested a 2.7% overall rate increase for the 2018/19 insurance year. MPI requested the rate increase for the 2018/19 insurance year in its general rate application filed with the Public Utilities

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The Co-operators reports net income of $34.6 million for Q1 2017, combined ratio of 102.5%

May 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guelph, Ont.-based Co-operators General Insurance Company has reported a consolidated net income of $34.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31, down from $39.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. The company’s combined ratio, excluding market

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Manitoba Public Insurance reports $30.9 million net loss for first six months of fiscal year

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has reported a net loss of $30.9 million for the six months of its fiscal year ending Aug. 31 – a decrease of $47.4 million over the same time period last year. This includes net loss

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Q2 combined ratio up 6.5 points for Munich Re

August 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re reported Tuesday a 6.5-point deterioration in its Q2 combined ratio in property & casualty reinsurance, as the recent wildfires in Northern Alberta and the April earthquakes in Japan were among the natural catastrophes that contributed to the firm’s

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Q1 claims costs up 48.1% at Manitoba Public Insurance

July 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance Corp., the crown corporation that writes auto insurance in the province, reported Friday its underwriting loss was $33.8 million during the three months ending May 31. MPI had reported underwriting income of $40.73 million in the three

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Manitoba Public Insurance seeks 2% basic auto rate increase after “unprecedented” claims payouts

June 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) said on Friday that it has asked the Public Utilities Board for a 2% increase to Basic Autopac rates, citing an “unprecedented” year for comprehensive (non-collision) claims payouts. Basic Autopac is an all-perils coverage that insures