Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
Insurance Bureau of Canada


News InsuranceLegal

IBC welcomes Newfoundland and Labrador government’s legislation aimed at reducing impaired driving

March 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is welcoming the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s recent announcement aimed at reducing impaired driving. On Thursday, the provincial government introduced amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that strengthen impaired driving laws. The proposed

News AssociationsClimate ChangeConstructionInsurance

IBC congratulates federal government on National Research Council decision to update Canada’s building codes

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is congratulating the federal government on the National Research Council Canada (NRC) decision to update the country’s building codes to reflect the realities of climate change. “This is something that Canada’s property and casualty

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationMergers and Aqcuisitions

Insurance Bureau calls on Ontario to implement file-and-use process for private passenger auto, allow e-signatures

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government should apply a file-and-use process for private passenger auto coverage, Insurance Bureau of Canada suggested in a paper released Monday. Auto insurers’ rate changes are subject to approval by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. FSCO actuaries

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeConstructionEarnings / RatingsInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the

News InsuranceLegalMergers and Aqcuisitions

Courts should not use ‘second-hand lay evidence’ to support damage awards for psychological harm: IBC

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The question of whether a court can award compensation for psychological injuries in the absence of a medical diagnosis will be considered this month when the Supreme Court of Canada hears an appeal arising from an auto collision near Vancouver.

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

Fort McMurray wildfire tops annual meteorologist list of weather stories

January 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The “beast” of a wildfire that charred Fort McMurray, Alta., was named Canada’s biggest weather story of the year in an annual list compiled by the country’s top meteorologists. The list, which also includes the melting Arctic Sea

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Flood insurance ‘must be affordable:’ IBAC

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Residential flood insurance should be available and affordable and the government should provide a backstop without being an “insurer of first resort,” the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada said in a document released this week. Personal flood insurance “must be

News InsuranceLegalLegislation / RegulationMergers and Aqcuisitions

Ontario court upholds 20-year driving ban for repeat impaired driver

December 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A 20-year driving ban, on an Ontario man with more than 10 drunk driving convictions, was recently upheld by the province’s Summary Conviction Appeal Court. In February, 2009, Victor Freeborn-Mejia was sentenced to six months in jail plus a 20-year

News InsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

IBC’s top 10 stolen vehicles list for 2016 shows 6% increase in auto theft over 2015

December 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The road to improving auto theft numbers has taken a negative turn for the second year in a row, increasing 6% nationally in 2016 over 2015, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports in its newly released Top 10 Most Frequently

News CatastrophesConstructionInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

Preparing Canada for inevitable earthquake recognized as a national social and economic threat: IBC’s Forgeron

November 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Preparing Canada for an inevitable earthquake is a priority for the insurance industry, as this is recognized as a “national social and economic threat,” said Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in response to

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Thanksgiving floods in Atlantic Canada caused more than $100 million in insured damage: CatIQ

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A tropical moisture system resulting from Hurricane Matthew that swept through Atlantic Canada last month has resulted in over $100 million in insured damage, according to Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). A cold front interacting with Matthew’s tropical

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

PCS estimates $3.98 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire in final re-survey

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Property Claim Services (PCS) has updated its insured damage estimate for the Fort McMurray wildfire to $3.98 billion, down from its August estimate of $4.67 billion. Of the $3.98 billion estimate, the majority is in personal lines ($2.9 billion), with