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Insuring the Intangibles

June 7, 2018 Adrian Hall, CEO; Corrinne Pollard, Head of Claims; and Sarah Kestle Head of Sales, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Canada; and Xavier Tinguely, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, USA

A shift in the global economy has changed the risks facing Canadian businesses. Companies are now calling for insurance solutions that protect their intangible assets.

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Government-backed home flood insurance coming to Canada?

June 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Federal government officials are pondering a flood insurance system similar to Britain’s two-year old Flood Re, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official suggested Thursday. Federal public safety minister Ralph Goodale “asked IBC to lead a working that will deliver recommendations

Feature ClaimsReinsurance

What’s New in Nuclear Claims Handling

June 3, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

A pool of Canadian nuclear insurers has created a state-of-the-art, made-in-Canada claims administration system for handling nuclear incidents.

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Paid Part 3 of DGA study reveals how to achieve your ideal insurance career

May 29, 2018 DGA Careers

What direction do you see your insurance career taking over the next five years? Are you on a path to the C-suite or other leadership role? Alternatively, do you have a more entrepreneurial vision for either starting a company or

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Why open reinsurance markets are best for Canada

April 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With the lion’s share of Canadian insurers’ reinsurance coming from outside of Canada, protectionism in the insurance space would not be good for consumers, a lawyer told Canadian Underwriter last week. Some nations – including Thailand, India, China – have

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Ontario ice storm catches the eye of global reinsurance brokerage

April 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Severe weather earlier this week in Ontario has caught the attention of reinsurance providers. Impact Forecasting LLC, a unit of reinsurance brokerage Aon Benfield, noted Friday that winter weather starting April 13 “left considerable damage across southern sections of Canada’s

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New opportunities for commercial brokers in cyber

April 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers selling commercial insurance need to ask clients what they use their computers for and what happens if they lose access to that data, an executive with a Bermuda insurer says. Computer security (also known as cyber) risk, “will impact

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The ‘conundrum’ of how to convince Quebeckers to buy earthquake insurance

April 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

It will take insurers an “extended period of time” to convince even one-quarter of Quebec property owners to buy adequate coverage, an industry executive suggests. Only three to four per cent of homeowners near Quebec City have earthquake coverage, Edouard

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Why brokers may have fewer home flood wordings to choose from

April 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The lack of standard wording for home overland flood insurance is not a bad thing, but Canadian brokers might soon have fewer wordings from which to choose, the head of Swiss Re Canada suggests. Overland flood coverage was generally unavailable

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Industry understanding of wildfire risk needs improvement: CEO

April 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The property and casualty insurance industry needs to get a better understanding of wildfire risk in Canada because we will experience more disasters like Fort McMurray in the future, a reinsurance company executive warned Monday. “We think [the industry] needs

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Arbitration glitch sidetracks $147-million Fort Mac reinsurance dispute

March 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

A $147-million reinsurance dispute involving Fort McMurray wildfire claims got off to a rocky start because the insurer and its reinsurers could not initially agree on the method of arbitration. At the heart of the matter was a broad reference

Feature Catastrophes

Alberta: Canada’s poster child for climate risk

March 21, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Canadian reinsurers see the spread of catastrophe risk becoming increasingly concentrated in Alberta, where a population boom has led to unparalleled storm exposure.