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What’s new in specialty lines?

June 5, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Chris Sekine, the new president and CEO of Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, reveals the hottest of the hot opportunities in commercial insurance lines right now.

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How Ontario got it right on surety

May 30, 2019 by Jason Contant

The federal government should follow Ontario’s lead in addressing contractor insolvency before the federal budget bill becomes law, says the Surety Association of Canada (SAC). The federal budget bill, Bill C-97, was tabled in March and passed second reading on

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How subrogated claim leads to landmark win for Guarantee

January 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $1.9-million surety bond claim has resulted in a landmark court decision in favour of The Guarantee Company of North America. A-1 Asphalt Maintenance Ltd. went bankrupt in 2014. At that time it was a contractor on four road-paving projects in

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Top court could hear this surety bond dispute

December 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute involving The Guarantee Company of North America arising from unpaid construction bills could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. The highest court announced Friday The Guarantee is applying for leave to appeal Guarantee Company of North America v

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Surety providers’ argument rejected by Supreme Court of Canada

February 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An argument from a group of insurers and brokers – that construction contractors should not have a duty to inform subcontractors of the existence of a surety bond – has been rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada. In Valard

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Transition of RSA Canada’s surety business to Trisura expected by year-end

November 1, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The management teams of both Trisura and RSA Canada continue to work closely together to ensure a smooth transition of RSA’s contract and commercial surety business in Canada to Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company. “Our primary objective is to ensure minimal

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Hub International purchases “certain assets” of Quebec surety broker

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chicago, Ill.-based Hub International Limited announced on Monday that Hub Quebec has purchased “certain assets” from Patrice Varin, through a corporation held by him. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Varin will join Hub Quebec, bringing with him a

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Q2 commission, fee growth flat at Willis Towers Watson

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Towers Watson plc reported Thursday its commissions and fees from corporate risk and broking were $624 million during the three months ending June 30, a slight drop from $627 million during the same period in 2016. “North America organic

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Q2 combined ratio improves 4.2 points for Intact, OneBeacon acquisition “on track to close” in 2017

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corp. reported Tuesday its underwriting income was $103 million during the three months ending June 30, up $87 million from $16 million during the same period in 2016. Toronto-based Intact said direct premiums written rose 2%, from $2.458

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Chubb’s multi-line practice to focus on large transportation clients in U.S. and Canada, help address wide range of risks

July 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb’s newly launched multi-line industry practice will focus on providing insurance products, service and risk management solutions for best-in-class large risk transportation clients in both the United States and Canada. The formalization of the practice, within the insurer’s Major Accounts

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Trisura licensed to sell insurance in the U.S.

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trisura Group Ltd., a surety and commercial specialty insurer that was spun off this year from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc., plans to begin writing insurance in the United States. In a July 12 press release, Trisura said it “has

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Commercial insurance prices in the U.S. increased by less than 1% for sixth straight quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were nearly flat during the first quarter of 2017, according to the last Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) from Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The survey, released on Monday, compared prices charged on