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The advantage of merging insurers by telework

November 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic nearly nine months ago, Jean-François Chalifoux was helping to lead the merger that formed Canada’s largest mutual insurer. “I was in Montreal March 12 [2020] and at 11:00 a.m. sharp, the [National Hockey

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A sneak peek at the new brand for La Capitale/SSQ

November 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The new name of the mutual insurer formed through the merger of La Capitale and SSQ Insurance will not use either of the existing monikers, an executive for the Quebec City-based firm suggested Tuesday. “In 2020, we started working on

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How insurers are shifting investment strategies amid the pandemic

September 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Changing the mix of real estate portfolios, selling international exposures and considering increasing insurance prices are among the measures Canadian insurers are taking to compensate for the impact of COVID-19 on investment results. Intact Financial Corp.’s investment portfolio turns over

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The pandemic-induced change Intact says has ‘proven to work’

September 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers who sent most of their employees home to work have demonstrated remote access can indeed work — and even offer co-workers an opportunity to get to know each other’s families better — but it may be challenging over the

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

July 27, 2020 by Adam Malik

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

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Post-merger, new name awaits Canada’s third-largest P&C mutual

June 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

La Capitale and SSQ Insurance are expected to merge July 1 to form Canada’s largest mutual insurer, Quebec City-based La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services said Thursday. “The name of the new company will be announced in the next few

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This merger would form Canada’s largest mutual insurer

January 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec’s third-largest property and casualty insurer is proposing to merge with the province’s Number 10 player. La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services and SSQ Insurance announced Wednesday they plan to combine operations. La Capitale is based in Quebec City and