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Is the personal lines hard market abating?

August 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

Personal lines in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry still appear to be in the grip of a hard market cycle, with both personal auto and property premium rates generally showing high, single-digit rate increases. On average, personal auto quoted

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Intact’s game plan in personal auto

August 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Intact’s personal auto insurance premiums grew by 28% in 2022 Q2, but the company says its auto game plan is “not only pricing-driven,” the CEO reported during Intact’s recent earnings call.  “Equally important is how we manage claims and our

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Will the oil shock slow auto insurers’ post-pandemic loss ratios?

June 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

Insurers have been sounding the alarm about their auto claims ratios returning to normal post-pandemic, but expect the oil shock to temper that expectation somewhat, P&C industry execs predict. The war in Ukraine and consequent embargo on Russian oil have

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Where the derecho falls among Canadian Cat events

May 30, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s rare and deadly derecho last week seems likely to rank among the country’s Top 10 costliest insured catastrophes, Aon plc predicts. “In Canada, a rare derecho impacted densely populated metropolitan areas in Ontario and Quebec on May 21 that

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The line that drove Aviva Canada’s 2022 Q1 premium growth

May 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

Commercial lines premiums at Aviva Canada grew by 17% in 2022 Q1 (13% at constant currency), according to the company’s quarterly financial results. “Sixty per cent of the growth overall [in commercial lines] is coming from rate and about 40%

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Tow truck driver granted “absolute discharge” for his role in staged collision

May 19, 2022 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s Court for Appeal has given an “absolute discharge” to a tow truck driver who pleaded guilty to fraud under $5,000 – and served a six-month conditional sentence – for his role in a staged collision that cost two insurers

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Dangerous driving doesn’t necessarily trigger policy exclusion for intent to injure

March 14, 2022 by David Gambrill

A driver pleading guilty and spending nine months in jail on a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm does not necessarily prove he intended to cause the injuries, an Alberta court has found. In other words, an auto insurer

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Personal auto renewal rates continue downward trend, but homeowners’ rates up: Applied

July 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average personal auto premium renewal rates in Canada continued their downward trend in the second quarter of 2021, while personal property (homeowners) renewal rates remained up over the same period, according to Applied Systems’ latest premium rate index. In Q2

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How these auto reforms could reduce liability exposure for hospitality clients

May 10, 2021 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s move towards a form of no-fault auto insurance could wind up reducing liability exposure for commercial insureds in the hospitality and other high-risk sectors, according to a recent blog by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. The province’s no-fault amendments came

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COVID’s effect on Canadian auto and property rates

April 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Endorsements to auto policies as a result of changing driving habits from COVID-19 are resulting in average premium rate renewal decreases across most of the country, according to Applied Systems’ latest rating index report. Personal property rates, on the other

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Ontario judge urges legislature to deal with insurance fraud

April 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

An Ontario judge has taken the rare approach in a sentencing decision to urge the provincial government to take steps to prevent future instances of insurance fraud. Ontario Court Justice David S. Rose made the obitur remarks in his written

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Behind the popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance

March 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Customers want more choice and control over how they spend their insurance dollars, which explains the skyrocketing popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance, says the president of CAA. The insurer has seen a three-fold increase in customers to its pay-as-you-go insurance product