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‘It’s triage now’: Cottage Country brokers deal with flood fallout

May 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brokers in Ontario’s Muskoka region are calling the recent flooding event the worst disaster they’ve ever seen. Both Stephen Darling, president at A.W. Shiers Insurance Brokers, and Adam Caswell, owner of Hutcheson Reynolds & Caswell, said damage is greater and

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Insurers object to characterization of Ontario auto as “profitable”

April 9, 2019 by David Gambrill

Canada’s home, auto and business insurers are objecting to a recent characterization of Ontario’s auto insurance regime as “profitable.” “The current trends are unsustainable for both drivers and insurance companies,” Insurance Bureau of Canada vice president of Ontario Kim Donaldson

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Restoration Myth-Busting – Three-day drying Part 2

July 11, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

In the last article we talked about three-day drying as a myth that is not supported by the restoration industry. We also discussed the change in science from the 2000s to today and how it has opened insurers to expanded

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WICC Ontario Learning Breakfast for Cancer, November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The 20th annual WICC Ontario Learning Breakfast for Cancer took place November 7 at Toronto’s historic Fairmont Royal York. Attended by more than 400 insurance professionals, the event featured a moving keynote by Dr. Michael Taylor, pediatric neuro-oncologist at the

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Insurer exploration of artificial intelligence accelerating: InsurTechTO speaker

November 7, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

It is still “early days” for most insurers in Canada when it comes to employing artificial intelligence (AI), but exploration and use of the techniques is accelerating very quickly, Greg McCutcheon suggested Monday during InsurTechTO in downtown Toronto. “I would

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Allianz trials blockchain prototype for the captive insurance market

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

International insurance transactions can be significantly accelerated and simplified, suggests a trial by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) involving the successful implementation of a blockchain prototype for the captive insurance market. “We are currently seeing many blockchain applications in

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Archway Insurance joins forces with Jack & Co. Ltd.

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Atlantic Canada’s Archway Insurance is joining forces with Halifax-based Jack & Co. Ltd. and its affiliate, AFC Insurance Services of Cole Harbour, in a move meant to enhance the capabilities and extend the reach for both entities. The intent of

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Cats a significant driver in Everest Re Group’s posting US$639.4 million net loss in 2017 Q3

October 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria (HIM) and the Mexico City earthquake contributed to Everest Re Group, Ltd. posting a US$639.4 million net loss for 2017 Q3 compared to net income of US$295.4 million for the prior-year quarter. For the

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Hurricanes expected to deliver 1.4 billion euro hit to Munich Re in third quarter, total tally estimated at 2.7 billion euros

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Exceptional major-loss expenditure related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) are expected to result in Munich Re posting a loss of 1.4 billion euros in 2017 Q3, reducing the (re)insurer’s previously anticipated full-year profit. Emphasizing that current estimates “are

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JLT Canada, Certisync look to overhaul tenant insurance processes, maximize portfolio insurance strategies.

October 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. and Certisync International have teamed up as part of a joint venture to help property managers and administrators in Canada and revolutionize how the industry regulates tenant insurance processes. Aimed at giving property managers greater

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Burns & Wilcox Canada, Node International enter exclusive agreement for cyber liability insurance

October 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Burns & Wilcox Canada has entered into an exclusive agreement with Node International to distribute comprehensive cyber liability insurance, a move the former characterizes as “fusing cyber security tactics and insurance like never before.” The agreement means the managing general

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Understanding of quake protective measures, insurance coverage faulty in Quebec: survey

October 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The lion’s share of polled Quebecers remain unprepared for an earthquake, with a mere 8% of respondents understanding the immediate protective measures that should be taken in the event of a quake, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. The concerning