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Feature Reinsurance

Power of Small

November 2, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Canada’s reinsurance marketplace, featuring a relatively small piece of the global premium pie, creates a challenge for reinsurers to grow their business. So why do reinsurers remain optimistic about their future prospects?

Feature Legislation / Regulation

Regulatory Reform

October 26, 2017 Brian Reeve, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Insurance regulatory frameworks are becoming disrupted as new technologies and the rise of social media are changing the way insurance is bought and sold.

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Insurers should ensure consumers are ‘better able to understand’ home insurance policies: CCIR

August 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

In a paper released Wednesday, Canada’s insurance regulators’ association suggests that insurers need to better educate consumers so they can understand the terms – including limitations, exclusions and deductibles – of their property insurance contracts, while sharing aggregated property risk

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Investment income doubles for Canadian P&C industry: MSA

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had essentially no underwriting income during the first three months of the year but Q1 net investment income more than doubled year over year, figures from a report from MSA Research Inc. suggest.

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OSFI publishes draft 2018 version of Minimum Capital Test for federally regulated P&C insurers

June 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) on Thursday published the draft 2018 version of its Minimum Capital Test (MCT) for federally regulated P&C insurers. The revised guideline, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2018, provides clarification with

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Relying on government to solve “big shake” problem courts continued procrastination: Tannas

May 25, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

The potential for procrastination to address the consequences of a large earthquake in Canada are persistent and pervasive, demanding implementation of a tactical plan that could see “the issue dealt with, one way or another, in the next 12 months,”

News InsuranceLegislation / Regulation

PACICC to participate in federal government’s review of insolvency legislation next year

April 18, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC) will participate in the federal government’s review of financial sector regulations next year, including the examination of an act that has not “really been reviewed” in more than a century. The Winding-up

Feature Legal

Charting a New Course

March 1, 2017 Brian Reeve, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

The regulatory regime for reinsurance has become more ambiguous and complicated in Canada. The federal regulator needs to chart a course that strikes a balance between the protection of Canadian policyholders and ensuring a competitive insurance market exists in Canada capable of operating in

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Court appoints committees to represent Economical mutual and non-mutual policyholders

February 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario court has appointed two committees to negotiate the allocation of benefits from a demutualization of Economical Insurance, the Waterloo, Ont.-based insurance carrier announced Friday. No federally regulated P&C insurers have demutualized yet. Canada did not have regulations allowing

Feature Insurance

Risk and Disruption

January 2, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor; and Jason Contant, Online Editor

The threat of extortion-driven cyber attacks is “a massive issue now” for insurance companies, while insurers’ own risk and solvency assessments have been “quite well done,” speakers told attendees of KPMG’s recent insurance issues conference.

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Sustainability in insurance gaining steam: KPMG speaker

December 9, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the issue of sustainability in insurance is a relatively new concept in Canada, it is one that is gaining ground throughout the world, a speaker said on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference. Houston Cheng, consulting actuary and

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Insurance industry needs more focus on the long-term, OSFI’s Henderson suggests at KPMG conference

December 8, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry as a whole needs to focus more on long-term issues, Neville Henderson, the assistant superintendent of the insurance supervision sector of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), suggested on Wednesday. Speaking at KPMG’s 25th