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IBC aids in $2.2-million stolen vehicle investigation

July 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) will assist in identifying stolen high-end vehicles that police believe were being prepped to be shipped overseas in containers to China and European countries. Each year, auto theft causes Canadians close to $1 billion, IBC

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How insurers treat monitored home alarm systems

July 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Having a video camera installed with your home alarm system is one way for your client to reduce burglary risk, but it’s questionable whether this is an underwriting factor considered by the insurance company. “To my knowledge, the majority of

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Aviva Canada beefs up identity theft offering to protect customers

October 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada is marking the beginning of Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) with the announcement that it is introducing enhancements to its identity theft coverage at no additional cost to existing customers. The coverage features widespread financial protection if a

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37% of Quebec tenants have no home insurance: IBC survey

September 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly four in 10 tenants in Quebec have no home insurance, “a regrettable situation that clearly puts their financial security at risk,” the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said in a press release on Wednesday. A survey completed for IBC

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Accidental damage insurance provider ‘forced to bypass insurers,’ plans 2018 Canada launch: Executive Forum speaker

August 31, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A firm once described by its co-founder as being “on the lunatic fringe” of the insurtech market plans to provide, in Canada, insurance covering consumer items for accidental damage, loss and theft starting next year. Trov Inc., which is currently

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The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group launches new policy to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong”

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lindsay, Ont.-based The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, a home and auto insurance company, announced on Monday the launch of a new policy designed to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong” on popular sites like Airbnb, FlipKey and HomeAway.

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How legalizing pot will affect your insurance policies

June 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada raises a number of legal issues related to property insurance policies, Michael Teitelbaum, a partner with Hughes Amys LLP, said last week at ARC Group Canada’s 2017 annual seminar and cocktail event. In

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Slice launches “first on-demand insurance platform” for homeshare hosts in 13 states

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Slice Labs Inc., a technology company offering what it calls “the first on-demand insurance platform in the United States,” announced on Wednesday the launch of their homeshare insurance product in 13 states. Homeshare hosts in 13 states – California, Colorado,

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Aviva plc reports 9.5% increase in rejected claims due to fraud

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

United Kingdom insurer Aviva plc has reported a 9.5% increase in the number of fraudulent claims it declined in 2016, “fuelled by increases in fraud detection across motor bodily injury, household and liability claims.” Aviva said in a press release

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Scotiabank announces it will provide $2 million for cyber security and financial data initiative at UBC

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Scotiabank’s $2 million funding injection seeks to support the ability of the Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to accelerate cyber security and financial risk research in Canada. “Data theft costs organizations billions

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U.S. homeowner claims decreasing, loss costs on the decline, LexisNexis Risk Solutions study finds

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Homeowner claims in the United States continue to decrease and loss costs are flat or on the decline, according to a new report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 2016 LexisNexis Home Trends Report, the inaugural study of home insurance trends released

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Posting vacation plans, pictures could put polled Quebecers’ home security at risk: Allstate Canada

July 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Informing everyone via social media just how great a vacation is or is going to be could be putting Canadians’ largest investments – their homes – at risk of breaches in home security, notes a new survey issued Monday by