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Legacy systems create IT talent crunch for the industry

May 6, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The industry’s heavy reliance on outdated legacy systems may be holding it back from modernizing, panellists note during a Canadian Underwriter webinar — and this could be a problem for attracting IT talent.  “Legacy platforms are a big challenge for

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Drones, phones and loss control: how inspections changed amid the pandemic

May 5, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Loss control strategies had to pivot amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and while many insurance carriers reverted to ‘Old School’ loss control inspections via the phone, some took it even further, industry experts share during a Canadian Underwriter webinar.   The

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Zurich pairs with Blink for flight-disruption cover

February 16, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

With airplane trips forecast to increase post COVID-19, travellers will want to know if they’ll get where they’re going – and if they have coverage options when flights get cancelled. That’s the logic behind a new partnership between Zurich Canada

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Three insurers refuse deal to sell Canadian diamond mine for $166 million

October 13, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – A deal to sell the suspended Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories for about $166 million has fallen through after bond issuers refused to go along with it. Owner Dominion Diamond Mines ULC says the offer by

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Big Moves – Financial executive departs from Intact

May 9, 2019 Canadian Underwriter staff

Don Fox oversaw many finance-related functions at Intact Financial

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This technology can help attract talent

February 28, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Using technology like artificial intelligence can help insurers attract the right people and keep them engaged, suggests the head of a major Canadian insurer. “It’s a tough talent market right now across the leading insurance markets in the world. Canada

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How Zurich can use AI to reduce a broker’s E&O exposure

February 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) vendor is working with Zurich Canada to reduce errors and omissions risk in commercial insurance policies. Often commercial policies have dozens of pages with several endorsements, which someone needs to read for accuracy before the

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Zurich estimates net claims related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria of US$700 million

October 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group has become that latest insurer to estimate the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on its book of business. Zurich said in a press release on Thursday that it currently estimates aggregate claims in the third

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PERILS discloses second loss estimate of 259 million euros for extratropical cyclone Zeus

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed a second loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Zeus of 269 million euros. The revised estimate, released on Tuesday, is for the property insurance market loss, said PERILS, an independent organization based in Zurich, Switzerland that provides

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Zurich reports business operating profit of US$4.5 billion for 2016, up 55% from prior-year period

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group has reported a business operating profit (BOP) for the full-year ending Dec. 31, 2016 of US$4.5 billion, up 55% from the prior-year period. The fourth quarter BOP for the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 was up

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More than half of polled P&C insurers aware of implications and potential of blockchain: Strategy Meets Action

November 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of P&C insurers surveyed by insurance strategic advisory firm Strategy Meets Action (SMA) are at least aware of the implications and potential of blockchain in the industry, a new report from the company has found. In particular,

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Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich launch blockchain initiative B3i

October 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Five insurers and reinsurers – Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich – have launched the blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i, aimed at exploring the potential of distributed ledger technologies to better serve clients through faster, more convenient and