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How long Intact has been contemplating RSA acquisition

November 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Executives with Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer have had their eye on RSA for a long time, the CEO of Intact Financial Corp. said recently. Intact Financial Corp. announced Wednesday that a deal to acquire RSA PLC has been

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How Intact will decide what becomes of RSA Canada’s brands

November 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If Intact Financial Corp. takes over RSA Canada, the combined firm will go to market with the “strongest” brands, meaning it remains to be seen what happens in Canada to brands such as RSA, Unifund, and Johnson, Intact’s CEO suggested

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What the OneBeacon deal says about Intact’s prospects with RSA acquisition

November 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp.’s recent experience writing commercial specialty in the United States is a good sign it could be successful writing property and casualty insurance overseas, analysts tell Canadian Underwriter. RSA plc and Intact announced earlier this month a possible

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Anti-trust issues unlikely if Intact acquires RSA Canada: Analyst

November 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is unlikely to encounter any opposition from Canada’s competition regulator in acquiring RSA plc’s Canadian insurance operations, an expert from DBRS Morningstar predicts. “We see a material difference between the life insurance market and the P&C market

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Brokers react to Intact’s ‘unbelievable’ international expansion proposal

November 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A takeover of RSA Canada by Intact would still leave clients with plenty of choice in property and casualty insurance while making Intact more of an international player, an Ontario broker suggests. However, another notes that there is reason for

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Why the impact of an Intact-RSA combo would vary by province

November 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Things could get interesting for brokers in Atlantic Canada if Intact takes over RSA’s Canadian operations, a Saskatchewan broker told Canadian Underwriter Friday. That being said, he felt if the proposed deal announced Thursday goes through, it would still leave

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear coverage dispute over fatal motorcycle accident

April 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada announced it will hear an auto liability coverage dispute involving RSA Canada, insurer of a motorcyclist who had alcohol in his system while holding a probationary licence. The motorcyclist, Steven Devecseri, was killed May 29,

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Have clients who have temporarily closed? Here’s how they should secure their premises

April 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

Just because a business has closed its doors to staff and customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks from fire, combustible materials and flood are still present at their physical buildings even when unoccupied, warned a new report from Allianz

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How to help construction clients who are no longer deemed “essential services”

April 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Ontario brokers can expect to receive calls from their clients in the province’s construction industry, some of whom were recently de-listed from the province’s essential services list. Under pressure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario, the province recently

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What can go wrong if adjuster fails to obtain coroner’s report

January 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An auto insurer wants to deny liability coverage because its client had alcohol in his blood when he died. The thing is, the insurance company didn’t know its client had alcohol in his blood for three years, which is how

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Why this insurer gives workers 10 extra personal days off a year

September 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Removing the stigma of mental illness is something all industry leaders need to work on, and one of Canada’s biggest insurers is promoting mental well-being by giving workers more time off than they would normally be entitled to. RSA Canada

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How this broker’s exclusive insurer deal went pear-shaped

November 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia broker that got acquired by a unit of The Co-operators Group Ltd. is in breach of contract with RSA Canada-owned Canadian Northern Shield, an Ontario court has ruled. In 2008, Vancity Insurance Services Ltd. was a brokerage