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Former RSA exec Ince joins major Canadian P&C mutual

May 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

After a 25-year stint at RSA Canada, Donna Ince has joined Economical Insurance as vice president, personal insurance, regional operations. Ince joined Economical Monday, a spokesperson for Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. Ince worked at RSA Canada until

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Brokers: pay attention to these insurance fraud ‘red flags’

April 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your client is trying to rush the insurance buying process or is not concerned about price, that’s often a red flag that the transaction is fraudulent, RSA told Canadian Underwriter recently. “We know the majority of customers aren’t looking

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Number of suspicious claims “at an all-time” high during COVID: RSA

April 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Even though claims volume has significantly decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of claims flagged for possible fraud investigation remains comparable to pre-pandemic levels, RSA told Canadian Underwriter last week. “From RSA’s perspective… this indicates [claims] with concerning loss

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The biggest property risks for green energy

March 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Floods, hail, fire, and lightning strikes are among the concerns for underwriters who insure green energy projects, an expert with RSA Canada says. And also, solar panel placement. Perhaps not many would link solar panel placement with flood risk, but

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The rationale for Intact expanding its commercial appetite

March 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Mid-sized commercial clients are going to get bigger, so executives with Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer want to continue their expansion in specialty lines. “We are really scaling up our specialty lines capability here in North America,” Intact Financial

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M&A report: Where Intact-RSA sits among Canada’s largest Q4 deals

March 17, 2021 by David Gambrill

Intact and Danish insurer Tryg’s $10.4-billion play for RSA Insurance Group plc topped the list of Canada’s largest deals announced in 2020 Q4, according to a recent report by corporate law firm Miller Thomson. The report defines the largest M&A

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Auto claims alert: It’s Daylight Savings Time again

March 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Despite a big increase in road injuries and fatalities following the switch to Daylight Savings Time (DST), 40% of Canadians are unaware of the risks on the road the day after DST begins, according to a new survey commissioned by

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How Intact will decide whether to keep RSA operations outside of Canada

March 2, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

It would have been difficult for Intact Financial Corp. to only buy RSA’s Canadian operation without buying other parts of London-based RSA plc, a senior Intact executive suggests. “It is difficult to pull [RSA Canada] away from the RSA Group

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Intact looks beyond RSA deal for more M&A

March 1, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. will probably not be finished acquiring other insurers after Intact absorbs RSA Canada. “We will be ready at some point to take on more transactions in Canada,” Intact CFO Louis Marcotte said during the 22nd Annual Credit

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Where Intact sits with the RSA acquisition

February 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Now that Intact Financial Corp.’s deal to acquire a large chunk of RSA plc has been approved by both the federal Competition Bureau and RSA shareholders, Toronto-based Intact expects the deal to close by July and has more than two

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RSA shareholders approve Intact-Tryg takeover

January 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover of RSA Canada has crossed two additional hurdles. The deal was approved Monday by a majority of shareholders of London-based RSA, Intact said in a release. Canada’s federal competition bureau has also approved the deal,

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RSA exec maps out the long haul towards better trucking rates

December 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

If you’re a commercial insurance broker or client looking for the end of high premiums for trucking fleets, insurers would like to hear from you about how to resolve a major systemic issue facing the trucking industry. “I would say