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News Legislation / Regulation

New discount proposed for claimants who use insurers’ accredited body shops

March 13, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

In the wake of an undercover investigation that allegedly caught collision repair centres deliberately damaging vehicles, Aviva Canada is pushing for discounts for vehicle owners who agree to use an insurer’s accredited body shop. Such a discount would require a

News InsuranceTechnology

Mobile app resolves Aviva’s auto claims 20-40% faster in trial tests

March 5, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Aviva Canada auto policyholders whose vehicles get damaged in accidents can get their claims processed by taking pictures and uploading them to a mobile app, Aviva Canada announced recently. The app, AvivaExpress, was developed by Chicago-based Snapsheet and is available

News Insurance

Aviva’s RV adventure: insuring homes on wheels

December 15, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

In its second major ridesharing announcement in less than a week, Aviva Canada has joined the RV adventure, insuring the expansion into Canada of Outdoorsy, an online platform to rent recreation vehicles. Outdoorsy is billed as the largest online RV

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How Aviva will cover Lyft in Canada

December 12, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Aviva Canada will be the official commercial automobile insurance provider for the California-based ride-sharing program Lyft, which is anticipated to start operations in Canada this month. Aviva will cover Lyft through a commercial insurance fleet policy. Coverage and limits vary,

News CatastrophesInsurance

No public-private flood coverage model a ‘lift and shift directly to Canada:’ Aviva Canada reinsurance VP

April 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Britain’s Flood Re program provides an “analogy for Canada” in insuring high-risk flood zones, while more research is needed to fully understand the economic impact of climate change, speakers suggested at Insurance Bureau of Canada’s recent Financial Affairs Symposium. Balz

News Earnings / RatingsInsurance

Aviva reports combined ratio of 94.6% in Canada in 2016

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva plc announced a 0.8-point increase in its combined ratio in Canada while operating profit was up 16%. London-based Aviva released March 9 its preliminary results for 2016. General insurance net premiums written, worldwide, increased 15%, from £7.177 billion in

News Mergers and Aqcuisitions

Aviva, Henry Equestrian launch horse coverage in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

August 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced Monday it is launching liability and medical coverage for equestrians in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It will be launching the coverage, Henry Equestrian Plan, through Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd. Coverage options include “full mortality, medical and disability