Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
RSA Canada


News CatastrophesClaimsConstructionInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Quality of construction workmanship a major factor in water losses: RSA Canada CEO

October 27, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Aging infrastructure and deteriorating construction standards are among the “major factors” leading to the challenges Canadian property insurers face when dealing with water losses, brokers heard Thursday during the CEO Panel at the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario convention. “The

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMergers and Aqcuisitions

IBAO CEO panelists discuss brokerage acquisitions

October 27, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Acquisitions by insurers “have had an impact on valuations” of brokerages, but the price a brokerage owner could get be selling the business is also affected by factors such as growth and profitability, insurance carrier chief executives suggested Thursday. “Insurer

News AssociationsInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProductsTechnology

CSIO releases video on eSlips solution, expects product by year-end

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Monday a video explaining digital proof of auto insurance (eSlips) to consumers and said it expects the solution by year-end. In June, the association announced what it called “an industry

News Earnings / RatingsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

RSA reports combined ratio of 94.8% for first half of 2017 in Canada ‘despite higher large losses’

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RSA Insurance Group plc reported Wednesday that its net premiums written in Canada during the six months ending June 30 were 5% higher, on a constant rate of exchange basis, than in the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, in Canada,

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationMarkets / CoveragesMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

Insurance industry ‘struggling to be more agile:’ analytics summit speaker

July 7, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to use technology to improve their customers’ experience, but sometimes regulation gets in the way, speakers suggested at a recent conference. The insurance industry is “struggling to speed up the process of being more agile,” said Paul

News InsuranceProductsTechnology

CSIO announces eSlips, “an industry solution for the digital delivery of proof of auto insurance cards”

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has announced what it is calling “an industry solution for the digital delivery of proof of auto insurance cards, or eSlips.” CSIO announced the solution at Gore Mutual Insurance Company’s Fast Forward

Photos Associations

Quarter Century Club Luncheon, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ribald humour and not-so-gentle ribbing were the order of the day at the 58th Quarter Century Club Luncheon and Roast of Tim Guernsey, RSA Canada’s vice-president of claims. Held annually in honour of — or, perhaps, at the expense of

News AppointmentsInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProfessional DevelopmentReinsurance

Former RSA Canada exec appointed CEO Canada, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

April 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Adrian Hall, former chief customer officer for RSA Insurance in Canada, takes the helm of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Canada May 1. He will be “responsible for managing the company’s strategy, development and performance,” Swiss Re Corporate Solutions said

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

April 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations held its annual general meeting Thursday, acclaiming the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario as a new board member and announcing the use of its eDocs standard was up about 45%

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

Speakers weigh in on contentious topic of insurers with “broker arm interrupters”

March 1, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

If an insurer can offer brokers more products, assistance and their brand is recognized by clients, “there is some value there,” Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance Group, suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum, held at the Allstream

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeEarnings / RatingsInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

RSA Canada posts solid underwriting profit despite nat-Cat events in 2016

February 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

RSA Canada witnessed increased underwriting profit and a solid combined ratio for 2016 despite what can only be described as a challenging year that featured Canada’s most costly insurable nat-Cat ever and a host of other adverse weather events. “We’re

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProfessional Development

Martin Thompson appointed president and CEO of RSA Canada

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

RSA Canada announced today on Monday that Martin Thompson has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Thompson was appointed president and acting CEO in July 2016, when Rowan Saunders, the former president and CEO stepped down, RSA