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90% of drivers in this province think that insurance companies are “profitable”

May 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nine out of 10 drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador believe insurance companies operating in the province are profitable, according to a new poll commissioned by Aviva Canada. “I cannot speculate about why people seem to believe this, but I can

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New Ontario financial authority should monitor auto insurers with ‘unusual number’ of LAT appeals: Marshall

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Neither the behaviour of personal injury lawyers nor “excess profits” of insurers are to blame for high auto premiums in Ontario, but the government should consider restricting lawyers’ contingency fees, a special advisor to the provincial government suggested in a

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Desjardins General Insurance Group reports net income of $12.1 million for Q3 2016 compared to net loss of $32 million in Q3 2015

November 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Lévis, Que.-based Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) – a Desjardins Group subsidiary specializing in property and casualty insurance – has reported a net income of $12.1 million in the third quarter of 2016 ending Sept. 30, compared to a net

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U.S. homeowners premiums set to surpass US$90 billion for the first time: Aon Benfield

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon Benfield is forecasting continued growth in direct homeowners insurance premiums in the United States for 2016, despite a decreasing return on equity (ROE) for insurers. Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, released its

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P&C industry in the U.S. marks third consecutive underwriting gain, but surplus declines on investment results: A.M. Best

May 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty industry in the United States marked a third consecutive year of underwriting profitability, with US$6.2 billion in underwriting income in 2015, according to an A.M. Best Company special report released on Friday. However, the lower level

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Traditional reinsurance capital dropped 3.5% in 2015 from 2014: Willis Re

April 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

2015 saw a 3.5% reduction in traditional capital dedicated to reinsurance, down US$13 billion from US$370 billion at year-end 2014, according to the latest Reinsurance Market Report from Willis Re, the reinsurance business of global advisory, broking and solutions company