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Meet CatIQ’s new president and CEO

June 28, 2022 by Jason Contant

Laura Twidle will be the new president and CEO of Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), taking over from company founder and well-known insurance industry figure Joel Baker on July 1. Twidle has served as CatIQ’s managing director since 2019.

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Canada’s most exposed insurance lines

May 31, 2022 by Jason Contant

Exposure related to insuring personal lines of business in general continues to see steady growth in the Canadian P&C insurance industry, with a whopping $9.3 trillion of personal property assets in Canada now insured against fire, according to Catastrophe Indices

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Cat trends: How 2021 deviated from the norm

February 22, 2022 by Jason Contant

Last year saw a shift from “normal” catastrophic losses by quarter and even geographical location, data from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) show. Both the third and fourth quarters of 2021 had “well above average” average catastrophes in terms

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How the P&C industry should shift its thinking about climate risk

February 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canada’s P&C insurance industry needs to adapt its climate risk business model to focus more on loss prevention rather than indemnity, a speaker says Thursday at an industry event. And pricing needs to be forward-looking rather than based on historical

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The insured damage cost of December’s windstorm in eastern Canada

January 13, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The windstorm that swept across Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces between Dec. 11 and 14 caused more than $152 million in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).  The eastern Canada windstorm brought strong

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What Intact paid for Cats last quarter

January 12, 2022 by Jason Contant

Intact paid out an estimated $186 million for catastrophe losses in 2021 Q4, the company reported. “Approximately 55% of the catastrophe losses were in our Canada segment, with half in personal property,” IFC says in a press release. “This mostly

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Canadian insured Cat losses exceed $2 billion — again

January 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canadian insured losses topped $2 billion for the second year in a row, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). “2021 saw much discussion of a ‘new normal’ for Canadians, but when it comes to insured losses,

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Climate change expected to push up payouts

December 13, 2021 Philip Porado

It’s likely Canada’s not fully prepared for flood risks faces today, let alone for what climate change could bring, Judith Ellison, catastrophe modelling manager at JBA Risk Management told a Dec. 2 CatIQ Connect Quarterly session. She noted many properties

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B.C. flooding is the costliest severe weather event in province’s history

December 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

It’s official — the massive flooding in southern British Columbia is the costliest severe weather event in the province’s history. In a press release issued late Thursday by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said

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Ontario’s September storms cause insured damage of $105 million

October 29, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe storms in early and late September caused $105 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Sept. 7 storms included heavy rain, wind and tornadoes that caused structural damage to many

The roof of Mary Queen of Peace elementary school was torn off after Hurricane Larry crossed over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the early morning hours, in St. John's, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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Hurricane Larry will probably cost the industry this much

October 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers will probably pay out $25 million towards claims from Hurricane Larry. That is the initial estimate from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Wednesday in a press release. Hurricane Larry made landfall on

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Is it time for a public-private partnership for cyber risk?

October 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

There will be a point at which a cyber tail event will be too expensive for the insurance industry, as a whole, to cover, a speaker said Thursday during the CatIQ Connect virtual conference. “That’s where we are already starting