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The challenges and joys of modernization

October 4, 2021 Jason Contant, Online Editor

KPMG’s Chris Cornell says project management, system implementation, and accessing resources are the biggest challenges, as the start date of the new insurance accounting standard IFRS 17 approaches.

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Are you ready for the changes in IFRS 17?

September 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Learning how to “speak IFRS 17” will be an essential skill for insurers for both ongoing effective governance and communicating business performance to stakeholders, a partner at PwC Canada said. The changes in the upcoming insurance accounting standard can significantly

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How the feds propose to tax insurers’ deferred profits under IFRS 17

June 10, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canada’s finance department is looking to avoid a situation in which the new IFRS 17 accounting standards may give Canadian P&C insurers a tax advantage over other Canadian business sectors. Canadian P&C insurers are working hard to update to new

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What insurers are paying to deliver IFRS 17: Is there any bang for the buck?

June 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

The majority of insurers across the globe will spend US$20 million to implement the IFRS 17 insurance accounting standard into their operations, according to a new worldwide survey by Willis Towers Watson. The cost of implementation for Canadian P&C insurers

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How insurers are faring as IFRS 17 transition looms

April 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

As the transition date for the new insurance accounting standard IFRS 17 approaches in January 2022, insurers are split on whether or not to use dedicated staff for implementation. A recent study of about 25 insurance clients of PwC found

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Where insurers stand on OSFI’s reinsurance rules

April 28, 2021 by Jason Contant

Although proposed draft reinsurance rules from the federal solvency regulator have not been finalized, the president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is indicating that the regulator and Canadian P&C insurers may be bridging the gap. “I take

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With the pandemic abated, OSFI restarts work on IFRS 17

August 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Three things in life are inevitable — death, taxes, and the transition to IFRS 17. With the country now over what appears to be the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, Canada’s solvency regulator, the Office of the Superintendent

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How to accelerate your analytics journey in the IFRS 17 world

November 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

As the 2021 deadline for IFRS 17 implementation rapidly approaches, insurers would be well-advised to consider a data hub strategy to accelerate their journey to analytics, a speaker stressed last week at the Canadian Insurance Accountant Association’s Fall Technology Seminar.

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The many roads to successful IFRS 17 implementation

November 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

When trying to implement an IFRS 17 solution in your insurance company, should you start fresh with a new solution, integrate into your existing systems, enlist the aid of a third-party provider or some or all of the above? The

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One collateral benefit of IFRS 17

November 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Insurers who go beyond just mere compliance with IFRS 17 into data optimization are reaping the benefits, including expanded capabilities with advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, speakers said Wednesday at an industry event. The rich dataset collected from

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One way IFRS 17 might actually offer “business value”

May 20, 2018 by David Gambrill

While many in the P&C industry view IFRS 17 as an expensive time-suck that offers “no business value,” others believe the new financial standard could be a boon for product pricing. “One thing I’m really hoping that IFRS 17 [can