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Big Moves – Financial executive departs from Intact

May 9, 2019 Canadian Underwriter staff

Don Fox oversaw many finance-related functions at Intact Financial

News Professional Development

Intact announces departure of executive vice president

March 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has announced that executive vice president Don Fox will be leaving the company effective May 3. Fox has been responsible for overseeing IFC’s investment management, corporate legal, corporate development, audit and finance functions. These key functions,

News Commercial LinesInsurance

Insurer CEOs react to hardening commercial market

February 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The pace of the hardening market in commercial lines has come as a surprise to some executives at Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer. “We have seen a shift in commercial lines that is pretty abrupt in the past six

News Insurance

Intact’s guesstimate of auto profitability improvement required by the industry

February 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The Canadian auto insurance industry needs to improve its profitability by about 10 percentage points, executives with Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer suggest. Canada-wide and industry wide, personal lines auto has a loss ratio of about 75%, said Darren

Ontario legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario government
News InsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Ontario auto discussions ‘very encouraging,’ Intact reports

February 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s new government and auto insurance regulator are “focussed on the right areas,” a senior manager for the province’s largest auto insurer said recently. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is scheduled to replace the Financial Services Commission of Ontario

News BrokersMergers and Aqcuisitions

Intact’s appetite for cross-border mergers

February 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is not ruling out the possibility of buying a commercial brokerage or managing general agent in the United States. “We are doing a lot of work to understand the opportunities in distribution in the U.S. and will

News ClaimsLegislation / Regulation

Has Intact noticed the impact of pot legalization on auto claims?

February 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Recreational cannabis has been legal for nearly four months, but it’s too early for Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer to tell whether it’s having an impact on auto claims frequency. Senior managers with Intact Financial Corp. were asked Wednesday

News InsuranceTechnology

How Intact is promoting Big Data and actuarial training

January 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

Canada’s largest insurer has teamed up with a Quebec university to establish two new chairs in artificial intelligence (AI) and actuarial science. Intact Financial Corporation and Université Laval announced Friday: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Intact Financial Corporation

News ClaimsInsuranceLegal

How boating accident sparked dispute between insurers

January 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A court decision released this past Wednesday clarifies what should happen if your client is sued and covered by more than one insurance company. Melissa Shawbonquit filed a lawsuit after she was injured in a boating accident in July 2016.

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationTechnology

How this insurer detects distracted drivers

January 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer is checking to see whether some of its auto insurance clients are using their phone while driving. If your auto client is insured by Intact under its My Driving Discount program, Intact can detect

News BrokersMergers and Aqcuisitions

BrokerLink expands with two new brokerages

January 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Two brokerages have joined Intact Financial Corp.’s BrokerLink unit effective Jan. 1, BrokerLink announced Monday. The new BrokerLink brokerages are Edmonton-based Challenge Insurance Group Inc. and Toronto Insurance and Financial Group (TIFG) Inc., situated on Valleybrook Drive near the neighbourhood

News ClaimsInsuranceLegal

Does CGL’s duty to defend apply to the insurance policy as a whole?

December 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

An insurer’s duty to defend under a provision in a commercial general liability (CGL) form is applicable to the insurance policy as a whole, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta has ruled. In a decision released Friday, the court