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Commercial insurance prices in U.S. remain flat during 2016 Q4

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were almost flat during 2016 Q4, with price increases of less than 1% for the fifth straight quarter, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) reports in its latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). CLIPS

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Economical Insurance gross written premiums up 4.8% in Q4 2016 to $521.8 million

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Insurance has reported that gross written premiums (GWP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 ending Dec. 31 grew by $23.8 million, or 4.8%, to $521.8 million from $498 million in Q4 2015. In particular, personal lines premiums grew by

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Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. sees lower net income for 2016 full-year, Q4 over prior-year periods

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

It was a mixed bag for Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. (EFH) in the fourth quarter of 2016, with strong commercial lines results and lower personal lines results combining to contribute to a 70% drop in net income to about $2.6

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U.S. personal lines stable, commercial lines remain negative in A.M. Best’s 2017 outlooks

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best is maintaining a stable outlook for 2017 on the personal lines segment of the property and casualty industry in the United States, while also maintaining a negative outlook on commercial lines. The Oldwick, N.J.-based firm maintained

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Fitch changes U.S. P&C insurance industry outlook to negative from stable

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fitch Ratings has changed the fundamental sector outlook for the United States property and casualty insurance industry to negative from stable, reflecting recent declines in profitability and anticipated further earnings deterioration in 2017 due to more competitive market conditions. Fitch

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PCS estimates $3.98 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire in final re-survey

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Property Claim Services (PCS) has updated its insured damage estimate for the Fort McMurray wildfire to $3.98 billion, down from its August estimate of $4.67 billion. Of the $3.98 billion estimate, the majority is in personal lines ($2.9 billion), with

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Economical Insurance gross written premiums up 6.7% to $550 million in third quarter of 2016 from prior-year quarter

November 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Insurance has reported that gross written premiums (GWP) were up by 6.7% to $550.3 million in the third quarter of 2016 ending Sept. 30 from $515.9 million in Q3 2015. In the first nine months of 2016, GWP were

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Personal auto premiums for Q3 up 5% for Intact, personal property premiums up by 8%

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has reported that personal auto premiums for the third quarter of 2016 ending Sept. 30 grew by 5%, while personal property premiums grew by 8% from the prior-year quarter. IFC said in its financial results released

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Canadian insurers report 1.7% written premium price level increase in Q2: Willis Towers Watson CLIPS Canada survey

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Respondents to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey – Canada (CLIPS Canada) have reported a 1.7% written premium price level increase during the second quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year quarter. Data was contributed

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Intact reports $127 million loss from Fort McMurray wildfire, combined ratio up to 99.2% in Q2

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) reported a $127 million impact in its second quarter financial results from the Fort McMurray wildfire, bringing its combined ratio to 99.2% for the quarter, including 8.8. points of Fort McMurray catastrophe losses. “We delivered $114

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U.S. commercial insurance prices rose less than 1% in first quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States increased modestly in aggregate – less than 1% – during the first quarter of 2016, continuing a three-year trend of smaller increases, according to the latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) by

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UberX drivers expected to have commercial insurance: Shop Insurance Canada

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

UberX drivers using personal policies while operating as a paid ride-share operative are breaking the law and need to check with their insurance providers to ensure they have appropriate coverage, suggests Shop Insurance Canada. “If a vehicle is used for