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Why Canada’s largest mutual insurer is not demutualizing

January 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Unlike Economical Insurance, Canada’s largest mutual insurer plans to stay that way. “Everybody says, ‘Because of what Economical is doing, are you going to demutualize?’ No,” Carol Jardine, president of the Canadian property and casualty operations of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

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2019 Executive Outlook | Rowan Saunders, Economical

January 4, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter approached Canadian P&C industry executives with two questions: 1) What is the single most important change the industry must make looking forward into 2019? 2) How might this change be brought about? Their answers, featured in our 2019

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From days to minutes: New tech overhauls quote and bind process

June 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The launch of the new broker technology Vyne will eliminate some of the “inefficient steps” that brokers have to take between quoting and binding, potentially reducing the quote and bind process from days or weeks to just minutes, the company

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Economical rolls out Vyne for brokers in select areas

June 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Economical Insurance launched its new broker technology, Vyne, in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Monday. For use in personal lines and individually rated commercial auto (IRCA), Vyne is a Guidewire-based computer system aimed at streamlining workflows for brokers. The

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What happened to an Ontario auto insurer that actually cut rates by 15%

March 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s ill-fated effort to force auto insurance rates down 15% is having some lingering effects on one insurer. “I think we were one of the few [Ontario auto insurers] that met the government’s mandated 15% rate reduction and that has

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Why your CGL pollution exclusion may not go far enough

January 4, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Even though they put pollution exclusions into their commercial general liability policies, two major insurers are still on the hook for defending a Vancouver area dry cleaner against a lawsuit arising from soil contamination, a court ruled last week. In

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2018 Outlook: Rowan Saunders, President, CEO, Economical Insurance

January 2, 2018 Rowan Saunders

The continued deterioration and loss trends in automobile insurance and the impact of climate change will be the two biggest trends affecting Canada’s property and casualty insurance market in 2018. Auto is a challenge in many parts of the country,

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Insurer “redefines” its commercial insurance strategy

November 16, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Economical Insurance is looking to “redefine” its approach to commercial insurance with a new strategy and structure, the insurer’s manager of public and media relations, Doug Maybee, told Canadian Underwriter on Thursday. “It certainly shows that we are taking steps

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Small Canadian mutual insurers ‘may not realize’ all benefits of demutualization: A.M. Best

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While Economical Insurance plans to submit next year a conversion proposal outlining a proposal to demutualize, if a smaller mutual property and casualty insurer were to go through the same process as Economical, it “may not realize the benefits when

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A.M. Best reports spike in Canadian investment in U.S. insurance market

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a “growing interest” among Canadian property and casualty insurers in the United States market, while on this side of the border, Aviva plc has became the Number 2 P&C insurer in Canada and the loss ratio in Canadian

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Roger Dunbar appointed to lead Sonnet

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sonnet Insurance Company announced on Friday that Roger Dunbar has been appointed to lead the company, Economical Insurance’s digital direct channel, effective Monday, Aug. 14. “With a career focused on digital innovation and improved customer experience, Dunbar will lead a

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Economical reports 12.8% increase in gross written premiums in Q2 2017, 8.3 point increase in combined ratio to 112.8%

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Insurance reported a 12.8% increase in gross written premiums (GWP) in the second quarter of 2017 to $660.6 million, driven by strong personal lines growth, including contributions from Sonnet and Petline. “While we generated significant growth in gross written