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Insurance regulators expand scope of inquiry into Best Terms Pricing

December 2, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canada’s national association of provincial property and casualty insurance regulators is looking into “Best Terms Pricing” in all commercial lines following recent regulatory actions to ban the practice in the strata insurance line in B.C. and Alberta. The Canadian Council

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Staging an Intervention

April 21, 2020 David Gambrill

As difficult as this may be for brokers to hear, market swings in the competitive environment of the P&C insurance industry are inevitable. During soft markets, when capacity is plentiful, companies will use that capacity to lower premium rates to

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Is the end in sight for commercial rate increases?

February 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial rate increases gradually became steeper in 2019 and should continue like this for some time, says Prem Watsa, chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Toronto-based Fairfax, the parent company of Northbridge Financial, recently reported a 21.6% increase

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Will hard market conditions persist beyond the end of next year?

November 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

With insurers’ returns on equity lower than normal, it’s anyone’s guess how much longer your clients are going to see price increases. “Through 2020 we will see rate increases,” said Jim Auden, Chicago-based managing director of North American Insurance at

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What commercial brokers are saying about the worrisome market turn

February 4, 2019 by David Gambrill

Whether the industry faces a hard market or simply a “market correction,” commercial lines premiums are definitely on the rise, Canadian commercial brokers reported in an online poll by Canadian Underwriter. And they are starting to get concerned about it.

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Why A.M. Best gave the global reinsurance segment a ‘stable’ outlook

December 6, 2018 by David Gambrill

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that A.M. Best had changed its outlook for the global reinsurance sector from ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative.’ In fact, the outlook changed to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative.’ Canadian Underwriter apologizes for the error.

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Signs of a hardening commercial market

August 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Shopping around for the best deal for a business client may be getting more difficult as commercial lines prices start to uptick. Among commercial insurers, “it seems there is a little bit of tightening up on the risk appetite,” Raymond

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One way IFRS 17 might actually offer “business value”

May 20, 2018 by David Gambrill

While many in the P&C industry view IFRS 17 as an expensive time-suck that offers “no business value,” others believe the new financial standard could be a boon for product pricing. “One thing I’m really hoping that IFRS 17 [can

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Ontario broker association suspends partnership with Aviva Canada

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced on Monday that it is formally suspending its sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada “for the foreseeable future.” IBAO CEO Colin Simpson argued in a media release that “Aviva continues to leverage the

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Guidewire’s planned acquisition of Cyence to help p&c clients deal with 21st-century risks

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guidewire Software, Inc.’s planned acquisition of Cyence Inc. will ensure Guidewire clients can access a cloud-based data listening and risk analytics solution to help them manage emerging risks for which long claims histories may not be available. California-based Guidewire Software,

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Time to fine-tune residential flood cover, consider high-risk areas: Enders

September 29, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Flood-related cover for residential policyholders is far advanced from what it was when the devastating floods hit southern Alberta in 2013, but it is now time to refine those offerings and address outstanding issues, says Gord Enders, president of Direct-Line

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Cyber market ‘softer than ever,’ commercial property, general liability rates down in U.S. in Q2: CIAB

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Responses from brokers surveyed indicate commercial property insurance rates in the United States dropped an average of 3.6% during the three months ending June 30, with average premium pricing down 1.44% in cyber, in a market that is “softer than