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How insurance will be hurt by a lagging economy

April 20, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry is okay — for now. But the longer the global COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the greater the risk that the economic fallout and financial instability will impact the industry’s financial position, warns MSA Research

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Why these industry events were postponed amid COVID-19 fears

March 12, 2020 by Adam Malik

Under mounting uncertainty and safety concerns, MSA Research made the call to push back two of its upcoming conferences to the fall. InsurTech North was set to run April 6-7 in Toronto, while the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF) was

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MSA Research hires former Guarantee VP as COO

February 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Marilyn Horrick, a former executive with The Guarantee Company of North America, is now executive vice president and chief operating officer of MSA Research Inc. The appointment took effect Friday. Toronto-based MSA’s reports include financial information on most of Canada’s

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Claims whack-a-mole: what’s going on in property lines?

September 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

As if mounting auto insurance losses aren’t enough, the industry now has a new emerging issue to worry about this year – an alarming spike in home and commercial property claims. Catastrophe losses and fire are among the chief culprits

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How blockchain can help fight insurance fraud

September 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

Blockchain for insurance has various oft-touted benefits – reduced costs and simpler and faster transactions, among them – but it can also be used to combat fraud, said David Verbeeten, a domain expert in insurance at software company ConsenSys. Verbeeten

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Is technology creating an ‘underwriter in a box’?

September 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

We often hear how the property and casualty insurance industry is slow to adopt technology, but is it possible the industry is actually becoming overly reliant on technology? Yes, said Neil Mitchell, CEO of Player’s Health Cover and former managing