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Great British Columbia ShakeOut attracts record number of registrants

October 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is clearly gaining more traction, with a record 800,000 British Columbians registering for today’s “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill, joining almost 41.5 million others around the world. “This year, we saw the largest number

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Cat bond issuance so far in 2016 down 15% compared to same period in 2015, Fort Mac reviving talk about unmodelled risks: PCS

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Year-to-date Cat bond issuance was down more than 15% compared to the prior-year period as a result of a usually light third quarter and a less usual quiet second quarter, notes a new report from Property Claim Services (PCS). The

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Quake Coverage

October 4, 2016 Ted Harman, President, Accent Insurance Solutions

Brokers in Quebec should offer earthquake coverage on every new policy sold and carefully document customers’ refusals to purchase such coverage.

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Balance crucial for capital requirements on earthquake, OSFI superintendent Rudin says at NICC

September 30, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

VANCOUVER – Capital requirements could always be increased to cover an extreme event, such as a huge earthquake in British Columbia, but a balance must be struck, Jeremy Rudin, superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI),

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Fort Mac wildfire more than an “earnings event” for some insurers, domestic market posts $1 billion underwriting loss in H1: MSA

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Fort McMurray wildfire may have been an “earnings event” for the largest insurers in Canada’s property and casualty industry, but that was not the case for some smaller regional writers, notes the newly released MSA Quarterly Outlook Report for

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B.C. earthquake warning technology ShakeAlarm goes global

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Two Canadian companies have entered into a global preferred service provider agreement that will bring “affordable and reliable” British Columbia-developed earthquake early warning system (EEWS) technology to countries with high seismic risk that currently do not have proven systems in

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4.8 magnitude earthquake in Texas in 2012 triggered by wastewater injection, study confirms

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake that “rattled residents” and damaged buildings in East Texas in 2012 was triggered by the injection of large volumes of wastewater from oil and gas activities into rocks deep beneath the surface, confirmed a new satellite

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Oklahoma experiences strongest earthquake in five years, officials probing possible connection with oil and gas activities

September 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The governor of Oklahoma has declared a state of emergency for Pawnee County following a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that occurred early Saturday morning. The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the strongest the state has experienced since November

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Italy prepares for reconstruction, starts post quake probe

September 2, 2016 Nicole Winfield - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROME – Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for

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“Limited impact” expected for Italian insurers following earthquake: Fitch

August 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The impact on Italian insurers from the earthquake that struck the central part of the country is likely to be limited, ratings firm Fitch Ratings said on Friday. Fitch Ratings estimates insured losses of 100 million to 200 million euros,

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Recent earthquakes a reminder that events can happen anywhere: I.I.I.

August 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar are a warning to homeowners and business owners in regions that may also be at risk to consider purchasing earthquake insurance, notes the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Just 10% of homeowners in the U.S. have

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Low-quality cement, inadequate supporting rods among issues in Italian region hit by earthquake: Aon

August 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The region of Italy hit by an earthquake early Wednesday morning, which killed at least 65, has buildings with “inadequate supporting iron rods” and a “relatively low” penetration of earthquake insurance for residential property, Aon plc’s Impact Forecasting LLC subsidiary