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Meet Aviva Canada’s new CFO

November 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nav Dhillon will join Aviva Canada as Chief Financial Officer, starting December 2022. “I’m delighted to welcome Nav into Aviva’s executive leadership team,” Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah said in an announcement. “Nav brings with him a broad range of experience in

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Paid How Consumers Can Be in the Driver’s Seat When It Comes to their Auto Insurance

June 1, 2022 Phil Gibson; EVP and Managing Director, Personal Insurance, Aviva Canada

With warmer weather, many of us are thinking of spending more time outdoors, and for some this includes taking a cross country road trip. We’ve noticed that driving activity has been returning to pre-pandemic levels, and with inflation and gas

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The line that drove Aviva Canada’s 2022 Q1 premium growth

May 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

Commercial lines premiums at Aviva Canada grew by 17% in 2022 Q1 (13% at constant currency), according to the company’s quarterly financial results. “Sixty per cent of the growth overall [in commercial lines] is coming from rate and about 40%

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Aviva reveals Top 5 risks facing Canadian businesses

March 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Public health events proved to be the top threat across the board for Canadian businesses in 2021 – and most businesses plan to review their insurance policies in the next year, new research shows.   Cybersecurity incidents, the health and mental well-being

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Where Aviva Canada CEO sees commercial and auto lines heading

March 2, 2022 by Jason Contant

Pressures on commercial insurance rates will continue for the near future, but there will still be opportunities to write new business, says Jason Storah, CEO of Aviva Canada. As for auto lines, it remains to be seen how driving levels

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Why brokers and lifestyle customers should already be thinking about winterization

August 26, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Even though summer is not yet over, customers with motorhomes, watercraft, trailers, and cottages should already start thinking about fall and winter. In recent years, more people have taken an interest in lifestyle products, notably the younger demographic, with many

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Hub to acquire Aviva Canada subsidiary

August 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

Hub International Limited announced Tuesday it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Aviva Canada subsidiary that provides new home warranty in British Columbia and Alberta. The terms of the acquisition of National Home Warranty Group Inc. were not

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Insuring your camping adventure on wheels

August 12, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Personal lines clients who own Recreational Vehicles (RVs) need specialized insurance, and the coverage they need depends exactly on how the clients plan to use the units. Specialized RV coverage includes guaranteed replacement cost for newer trailers, emergency roadside assistance,

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How Aviva Canada fared in the first half of 2021 

August 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

A lack of catastrophic events in the first half of 2021 and decreased personal auto and commercial claims related to COVID-19 contributed to a 6.7% improvement in Aviva Canada’s combined operating ratio (COR) in the first half of 2021 compared

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Address misrepresentation a ‘growing problem’: Aviva Canada exec

July 30, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Aviva Canada is reporting a spike in insurance claims that involve misrepresented addresses, leading one executive to call for greater awareness around the issue. According to chief claims officer Bryant Vernon, Aviva Canada data shows a 9.1% increase in Ontario

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Boom or bust: What MGAs are seeing in commercial lines

July 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

With many people still working from home, one marine underwriter has seen the pleasurecraft line of business “take off.” But that doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing for marine underwriting. It can still be difficult finding capacity for small- or mid-sized

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Why your clients should do an inspection before buying a home

July 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A couple who discovered a leaking bathtub after moving into their new home cannot get compensation from the sellers. A “reasonable inspection” would have revealed a water problem before Tyler and Keva Luscombe bought their home in 2020, the British