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Desjardins offers free flood coverage to eligible clients in low-risk areas

March 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

One Canadian insurer is not waiting for consumer take-up of its flood insurance coverage — it is automatically tacking the endorsement onto the policies of eligible clients who live in low-risk areas. Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) told Canadian Underwriter

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Ceiling on damages payable by U.S. state makes it an ‘inadequately insured motorist’ under Ontario family protection endorsement: Court

September 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A U.S. state, with a cap on compensatory damages payable to accident victims suing the state, can be considered an “inadequately insured motorist” for the purpose of an Ontario auto family protection endorsement, the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently

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Need for building code upgrades ‘did not come about’ due to ice damage: Alberta court

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada will not be hearing an appeal from an Edmonton shopping mall owner, whose award – of more than $500,000 against insurers, arising from a disputed claim involving building code upgrades – was reversed on appeal.

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RSA reports combined ratio of 94.8% for first half of 2017 in Canada ‘despite higher large losses’

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RSA Insurance Group plc reported Wednesday that its net premiums written in Canada during the six months ending June 30 were 5% higher, on a constant rate of exchange basis, than in the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, in Canada,

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Non-approved Ontario auto forms do not always render insurance contracts void: Court of Appeal

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If an Ontario auto insurer uses a form that is not approved by the province’s Superintendent of Financial Services, this does not necessarily render the contract of insurance void, the province’s appeal court suggested in a ruling released Wednesday. On

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Desjardins Insurance offers new flood coverage for low-, medium-risk areas

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Customers of Desjardins Insurance, The Personal and State Farm Canada who live in low-risk flood areas will now automatically be covered by a new flood endorsement while those in medium-risk areas can choose to purchase an additional premium. Endorsement 16d

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XL Catlin to add kidnap, ransom and extortion insurance to aviation policy

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Group Ltd. announced Monday it plans to offer a kidnap, ransom and extortion endorsement on its general aviation coverage. That coverage “will be available on an admitted basis” in all 50 states of the United States, pending approval, said

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Ironshore adds crisis management endorsement, active shooter extension in U.S.

September 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ironshore Inc. has introduced a crisis management endorsement for all in-force, stand-alone Terrorism policies as an automatic extension so that insureds can access crisis response specialists following an act of terrorism or an active shooter event at an insured location

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Allstate Canada now offering personal coverage for ride-for-hire drivers in Alberta

August 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Allstate Insurance Company of Canada announced on Monday that it has launched its personal coverage solution for drivers operating ride-for-hire vehicles within Alberta. Effective Aug. 22, coverage will be available for eligible drivers through Allstate Canada in the form

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Optimum General offers overland water damage coverage for residences in Ontario and B.C.

June 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Montreal-based Optimum General Inc. announced on Friday that is has launched a residential policy endorsement in Ontario and British Columbia which now covers overland water damages. Optimum General said in a press release that the endorsement, which was launched on