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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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CSIO releases video on eSlips solution, expects product by year-end

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Monday a video explaining digital proof of auto insurance (eSlips) to consumers and said it expects the solution by year-end. In June, the association announced what it called “an industry

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Gore Mutual Insurance Company to acquire Howard Noble Insurance Limited

June 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Gore Mutual Insurance Company announced on Wednesday that is has agreed to acquire Howard Noble Insurance Limited, a regional broker in Georgian Bay and Simcoe County in Ontario. Gore Mutual CEO Heidi Sevcik noted in a press release that Noble

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Gore Mutual launches cyber and data breach product for Canadian small businesses

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Gore Mutual Insurance Company has announced a cyber and data response product for Canadian small businesses as well as a partnership with a global home automation company to provide flood sensors to select commercial and personal customers. Gore Mutual announced

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Gore Mutual Fast Forward, June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fast Forward was the name and theme of Gore Mutual’s invitation-only conference designed to help the insurer’s brokers and business partners prepare for the future of insurance. Held June 6 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the program fittingly

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How legalizing pot will affect your insurance policies

June 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada raises a number of legal issues related to property insurance policies, Michael Teitelbaum, a partner with Hughes Amys LLP, said last week at ARC Group Canada’s 2017 annual seminar and cocktail event. In

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Gore Mutual changes mutual membership system, improves broker contingent compensation

July 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Gore Mutual Insurance Company announced Tuesday a new mutual membership system for clients who have held personal property policies for 10 years or more. Cambridge, Ont.-based Gore Mutual also said Tuesday it has developed a “brand refresh.” In a press

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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