Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
costs

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationMarkets / Coverages

Making ICBC a co-op one option for B.C., competition must be part of any option selected: taxpayers federation

August 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The British Columbia government has options at its disposal to address auto insurance problems in the province – ranging from leaving the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) to shuttering the insurer – but all should include reintroduction of competition, concludes a new report commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). CTF argues that “fast and furious changes” are needed in light of the “looming 30% hike to car insurance,” a figure noted in an Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) report made public last month. Among its many observations, the…

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProductsTechnology

Cyber work diagnostic tool to help foster a cyber-savvy workforce by making people the focus: Willis Towers Watson

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched a new cyber work diagnostic tool designed to help bolster organizational readiness by focusing on talent management, emerging skills and roles, and defining the requirements of cyber work. The idea is to combat an

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

Risk management overhaul necessary for cities to become more resilient to catastrophic events: report

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials for cities, investors and insurers will increasingly need to “build resilience within and between infrastructure systems as a complementary approach to address infrastructure risk and uncertainty,” argues a new report from Lloyd’s and Arup. “While risk management remains a

News InsuranceTechnology

Older drivers like active safety features, resist autonomous vehicles: Munich Re survey

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the United States exploring the sentiments of older drivers 65 and over shows about half of the respondents would not be comfortable riding in an autonomous vehicle, but they see great value in active safety

News Earnings / RatingsInsurance

MPI posts $3.6 million net loss for first nine months of current fiscal year

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has recorded a net loss for the first nine months of its fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 2016, compared to posting net earnings for the same period one year earlier. MPI saw a net loss of

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeConstructionInsuranceLegislation / RegulationMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

Vancouver planning additional measures to combat damage, costs associated with sea level rise

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

“Sitting on the sidelines is not an option while climate change threatens our future,” Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson emphasized last week in announcing the city’s next moves to prepare for sea level rise over the next century. “The massive costs

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

Adoption of smart contracts to decrease risks and costs, increase efficiencies: Capgemini

October 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Lower costs and higher efficiencies can be realized through adoption of smart contracts, with potential annual savings in the personal motor insurance industry alone amounting to US$21 billion globally thanks to automation and reduced processing overheads in claims handling, Capgemini

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert gets $5M from Husky for oil spill cleanup

August 16, 2016 The Canadian Press

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A city that was forced to close its water intakes after an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River has received a $5-million payment from Husky Energy. The city of Prince Albert said the initial payment

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Tale of two summers: Farmers deal with drought in the east, rain on the prairies

August 11, 2016 Ian Bickis and Peter Goffin -THE CANADIAN PRESS

It’s a tale of two summers this year in Canada, with rain – and the lack of it – causing concerns about the state of the country’s crops. In Ontario, officials are forecasting a strong fruit harvest but add that