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Updated: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us

May 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Editor’s notes: This story has been updated to include additional information from Allstate. Insurance Bureau of Canada announced in 2020 that its members are offering reductions in auto insurance premiums for consumers whose driving habits have changed significantly. You can

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Paid Why should we be social on social media?

May 17, 2021 CAA Insurance Company

Having a social media strategy is a proven approach that supports numerous business objectives such as growth, engagement, brand loyalty, SEO, and more. And with 25.35 million users in Canada, it makes sense that people’s buying decisions can be strongly

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Paid Usage Based Insurance – What’s in it for Brokers?

May 9, 2021 CAA Insurance Company

A fundamental need for today’s insurance consumer is flexibility. As witnessed over the past year, consumers want choice when it comes to their auto insurance, and the ability to take control of their costs. Usage based insurance (UBI), otherwise known

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Paid Why invest in the health and wellness of my team?

May 4, 2021 CAA Insurance Company

This past year has tested everyone’s resilience, positivity, patience and productivity. Most have had to work differently – at home, balancing the kids, home cooking and virtual meetings. It is understandable that some people’s overall wellness may have suffered. Gyms

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What courts say about vacancy exclusion when elderly homeowner client moves to a care home

April 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An elderly homeowner’s health takes a turn for the worse, necessitating a move into a care home. The client still owns her original home, which suffers water damage. The insurer denies the claim on the grounds that the property is

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What’s driving the popularity of pay-as-you-go auto insurance

April 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

Pay-as-you go insurance demonstrates that auto insurance clients can’t be grouped into a one-size-fits-all solution, says an insurance company exec. CAA president Matthew Turack believes his company’s MyPace product, in which insurance coverage is based on distance driven, shows that

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Behind the popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance

March 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Customers want more choice and control over how they spend their insurance dollars, which explains the skyrocketing popularity of pay-as-you-go insurance, says the president of CAA. The insurer has seen a three-fold increase in customers to its pay-as-you-go insurance product

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CAA says driving has dropped. By how much?

March 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

CAA Insurance has seen driving halved since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its president. Through its pay-as-you-go program, MyPace, and what customers have told the insurer about the number of kilometres they are now travelling, CAA president

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January 27, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter

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This Canadian insurer may want to cover your hospitality clients

November 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers struggling to find coverage for small and mid-sized restaurant and hotel clients may now have a new option available, and it’s already getting a response. CAA Club Group’s Echelon subsidiary announced Monday it is offering up to $5 million

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What carriers told us: The latest on pandemic relief measures

October 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

With $1 billion in auto premium relief made available for Ontario drivers alone, drivers across Canada shouldn’t expect more premium relief coming from their carrier, at least in the near future. Canadian Underwriter reached out to a number of insurers

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Why insurers joined Facebook ad boycott

July 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Canadian insurers are taking part in a month-long campaign to halt advertising on Facebook and its companies to send a message to the social media giant about its practices in allowing hateful content and misinformation to be spread on its