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Canadian insurance industry needs clear direction and proper framework to address marijuana legalization, industry event hears

June 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada needs clear direction from governments and a proper framework to address the upcoming legalization of marijuana, attendees to an industry event heard on Thursday. “First and foremost, we do not as an industry, and cannot,

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Cyber security a ‘key aspect’ of risk management for medical professional liability insurers: A.M. Best

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Medical professional liability insurers who retain cyber risk need to limit their exposure “through strong policy language,” A.M. Best Company Inc. warned in a report released Wednesday. The ability to “identify emerging risks in areas such as cyber security,” is,

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Commercial insurance prices in U.S. remain flat during 2016 Q4

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were almost flat during 2016 Q4, with price increases of less than 1% for the fifth straight quarter, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) reports in its latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). CLIPS

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CNA Property & Casualty Operations combined ratio at 95.9% for full-year 2016

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CNA Financial Corporation has reported a Property & Casualty Operations combined ratio for 2016 of 95.9%, similar to 95.4% for the 12 months ending Dec. 31 2015, and a combined ratio of 99.9% for the fourth quarter of 2016 ending

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U.S. personal lines stable, commercial lines remain negative in A.M. Best’s 2017 outlooks

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ratings firm A.M. Best is maintaining a stable outlook for 2017 on the personal lines segment of the property and casualty industry in the United States, while also maintaining a negative outlook on commercial lines. The Oldwick, N.J.-based firm maintained

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Finding that breast cancer is an occupational disease for hospital lab workers upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

July 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a ruling from the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal that breast cancer among hospital lab workers was an “occupational disease,” despite an expert report that did not find “any scientific evidence for

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U.S. commercial insurance prices rose less than 1% in first quarter: Willis Towers Watson

June 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States increased modestly in aggregate – less than 1% – during the first quarter of 2016, continuing a three-year trend of smaller increases, according to the latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) by