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OSFI to release reinsurance discussion paper, likely by early next year

October 10, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will release a discussion paper related to reinsurance, likely early next year, Neville Henderson, assistant superintendent of the regulator’s insurance supervision sector, said last week. Speaking at the National Insurance Conference

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Insurance industry prepared to accommodate or address technological challenges: OSFI’s Henderson

October 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Despite the constantly changing landscape, ever since insurance has been around, the industry has “accommodated or addressed” these emerging challenges, attendees to the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) heard on Monday. Neville Henderson, assistant superintendent of the insurance supervision

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Small Canadian mutual insurers ‘may not realize’ all benefits of demutualization: A.M. Best

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While Economical Insurance plans to submit next year a conversion proposal outlining a proposal to demutualize, if a smaller mutual property and casualty insurer were to go through the same process as Economical, it “may not realize the benefits when

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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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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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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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Balance crucial for capital requirements on earthquake, OSFI superintendent Rudin says at NICC

September 30, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

VANCOUVER – Capital requirements could always be increased to cover an extreme event, such as a huge earthquake in British Columbia, but a balance must be struck, Jeremy Rudin, superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI),

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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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OSFI staff ‘very actively engaged’ in international capital standard for insurers: Zelmer

April 20, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

An international capital standard for global systemically important insurers is “probably not going to have much of an impact on the Canadian p&c industry,” an official with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions suggested recently, but Canadian insurers

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OSFI working on new capital guideline for mortgage insurers, amendments to guidelines for corporate boards

April 18, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Officials with Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions are working on a “wide range of amendments” to its guidelines for corporate boards of directors, as well as a new capital guideline for private mortgage insurers, OSFI’s deputy superintendent

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‘Fair amount of uncertainty’ of financial impact of Canadian earthquakes: OSFI deputy superintendent

April 14, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The financial risk  from an earthquake in Quebec is “a lot bigger than maybe people think,” a Munich Re Canada executive suggested Wednesday, while the head of Aon Benfield Canada suggested Canadians on the west coast “may be” underinsured for