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Court denies replacement value coverage on fire claim after owners plan to build larger structure on same Ottawa site

December 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

In a fire insurance claim, the courts recognize that “the need to rebuild premises which more closely resembled the original” is critical in triggering coverage for replacement value rather than actual cash value, Dutton Brock LLP suggested in a bulletin

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Northbridge Insurance covering ridesharing service in Waterloo, Ontario area

December 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Northbridge General Insurance Corporation is writing an auto policy for RideCo, which provides what RideCo calls “personalized, express transit service” in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario area, Northbridge Insurance announced Thursday. “The Northbridge Insurance policy is issued to RideCo, with both RideCo,

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Intact opens third service centre, this time in Toronto

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) announced on Monday that it has opened its third Intact Service Centre in Canada, this time in Toronto, so that Intact Insurance and belairdirect customers “can now experience a simpler, faster and more convenient auto claims

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The Insurance Institute of Canada elects Intact Insurance president Jean-François Blais as chair of board of governors

November 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has elected Jean-François Blais, president of Intact Insurance, as chair of its board of governors. The IIC elected Blais at its 63rd annual general meeting on Oct. 25 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the institute said

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Insurers who fail to “adapt to what millennials are looking for” will let go of “majority” of customers: Intact president

October 20, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to “rethink” how they provide advice to customers in their 20s and 30s, the president of Intact Insurance suggested Thursday to an audience of Ontario brokers. “Millennials still want advice,” Intact Insurance president Jean-Francois Blais said during

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Intact Service Centre opens in Ottawa, two more planned for Toronto and Montreal

July 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) announced on Monday that the second Intact Service Centre has opened in Canada, this time in Ottawa. The first service centre opened in Calgary this February. With the launch of the new Intact Service Centre, Intact

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Intact Insurance creates national team to grow commercial specialty solutions

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Insurance announced on Monday that it has created a new national team dedicated to growing its commercial lines specialty solutions business, which will “accelerate its plans to become the Canadian leader in specialty lines and surety.” To support this