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Autonomous vehicles will have “whole host of impacts” on municipalities: Insurance Telematics Canada speaker

May 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Autonomous vehicles will “shrink” the auto insurance industry but could also increase liability risk for municipalities, speakers suggested at a recent conference in Toronto. “Over time, this is going to transform mobility and what cities look like,” said Stephen Buckley,

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Marine, surety insurance policies among those exempt from Newfoundland and Labrador’s 15% retail sales tax on P&C premiums

May 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance policies for marine, surety, guarantee or fidelity-type bonds, accident and sickness, and life will be exempt from Newfoundland and Labrador’s 15% retail sales tax (RST) on property and casualty insurance premiums, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said on

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Wind, hail storms in Texas contribute to $318m in Q1 catastrophe losses for Travelers

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies Inc. reported catastrophe losses of $318 million during the three months ending March 31, up 96% from $162 million during the same period in 2015, while Q1 earned premiums in personal insurance rose 6.2% year-over year. All

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Ontario auto insurance rates drop, but still short of August 2015 target

April 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Auto insurance rates in Ontario have dropped about 10 per cent on average in the past couple of years, putting the Liberal government two-thirds of the way to a goal that passed eight months ago. The Liberals promised

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Newfoundlanders ‘will pay the highest taxes on insurance premiums in the country,’ says IBC VP

April 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

When a 15% retail sales tax on property and casualty insurance policies takes effect this July in Newfoundland and Labrador, that province will have the highest taxes on insurance premiums in Canada, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official suggests. The

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Auto insurers face long-term challenges from self-driving cars; avoidance technologies to benefit insurers: Moody’s

March 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Self-driving cars could translate into significantly lower premiums and profits in the long-term for auto insurers as the number of accidents declines dramatically, Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday. A new report from Moody’s – titled P&C Insurance – Global: