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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

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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

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Canadian P&C industry combined ratio improves to 96% in 2015 from 99% in 2014

October 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty insurance industry in Canada reported an aggregated combined ratio of 96% in 2015, a three-point improvement from 99% in the previous year, driven by fewer severe weather and catastrophe events, the Office of the Superintendent of

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C.D. Howe Institute report calls for federal emergency backstop arrangement for earthquakes

August 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A former federal Superintendent of Financial Institutions is calling for a last-resort federal emergency backstop arrangement for P&C insurers to minimize the systemic financial impact resulting from a “catastrophic and likely uninsurable natural disaster,” such as earthquake. “A federal emergency

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Catastrophic earthquake could threaten Canada’s p&c industry, government backstop needed for “unthinkable” events: IBC

April 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

A catastrophic earthquake could threaten Canada’s property and casualty industry, clearly illustrating the need to have in place a government backstop, Sylvie Paquette, chair of the Board of Directors for Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said following IBC’s Annual General