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Unlicensed adjuster doesn’t fit the ‘expert’ exemption: Regulator

May 9, 2022 by David Gambrill

Manitoba’s insurance regulator fined a former adjuster $500 and ordered him to pay partial investigation costs of $2,500 for acting as an adjustor without a licence and not, as the former adjuster claimed, as an ‘insurance expert’ helping claimants. Kenneth

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Kilometres driven: TD’s non-UBI approach

April 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

While many insurers tout usage-based insurance as the most accurate way to rate kilometres driven, TD Insurance is offering a new twist on an old ratings variable. To offer consumers choice, and a more accurate assessment of their driving risk,

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Fee disclosure: Where national guidance meets provincial regulation

March 29, 2022 by David Gambrill

If you are a broker concerned about fair dealing with consumers, must you disclose your premiums that are baked into their premium rates? Or only those fees separate and apart from your commissions? In fine Canadian fashion, the answer depends

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Financial incentives for selling insurance: The regulators’ take

March 11, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s legal community is reminding the Canadian property and casualty industry about proposed new regulatory guidance for financial incentives to buy insurance. Among the proposed expectations of Canadian insurance regulators, it will be assumed that once insurers offer brokers financial

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What profit level this regulator expects of insurers

February 15, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nova Scotia’s insurance regulator has approved Intact Insurance for a small rate increase for individually rated commercial vehicles, including interurban trucks, in a decision more noteworthy for its insight into the kind of profit level the regulator expects of insurance

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OSFI softens stance in new reinsurance guidelines

February 14, 2022 by David Gambrill

OSFI has softened its stance on two of the Canadian P&C industry’s key concerns in the solvency regulator’s final published guidelines on Sound Reinsurance Practices and Procedures (B-3) and Property and Casualty Large Insurance Exposures and Investment Concentration (B-2). Revised

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Regulation: A threat or benefit to innovation?

February 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

While there is a perception that regulation is a threat to innovation in the Canadian financial services space, that’s not the case, say executives from a fintech hub.  “[For] any start-up here in Canada, I think there’s a bit of

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MGA regulatory regime unveiled: What you need to know

November 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s association for managing general agents (MGAs) has unveiled a regulatory regime that will codify minimum business operating standards for these P&C intermediaries in Canada. The Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA) announced the voluntary measures and membership requirements

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Auto dealer penalized for use of insurer’s internet quoting system

July 16, 2021 by David Gambrill

Alberta’s broker regulator has issued an $8,000 civil penalty against an auto dealership, Avenue Motors Ltd., after an insurance company complained about alleged misuse of the insurer’s online quote generator by the dealership’s employees. The dealership holds a Restricted Corporate

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Inactive Alberta brokerage ordered to pay $6K for failing to remit client funds to MGA

May 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Alberta-based NIB Insurance Group Ltd., now an inactive brokerage, has been ordered to pay $6,000 in civil penalties for failing to remit client premiums to an MGA, and for selling a policy to a client while it was no longer

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Letter to the editor: Best Terms — the buyer’s point of view

February 26, 2021 BC Risk & Insurance Manager’s Association

To the Editor, We would like to respond to your editorial titled “Regulators, leave subscription policies alone,” dated Dec. 7, 2020. It is true that these are turbulent times in the insurance market, and that insurers have been experiencing losses

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Regulator cautions brokers about sharing and storing client data

December 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the pandemic continues to plunge Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry deeper into the digital space, regulators are issuing ongoing reminders — and warnings — about how brokers are sharing and storing their clients’ personal data. Most recently, Peter