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ING strengthens B.C. position

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

ING Canada, through its Calgary-based subsidiary Western Union Insurance, has entered into a strategic alliance with B.C.-based BCAA. Under the agreement, ING will purchase BCAA’s subsidiary, BCAA Insurance Corporation, for undisclosed terms. BCAA will continue to sell home and auto

Sovereign General Insurance Company recently celebrated entering the Ontario commercial automobile field. Pictured are Ralph Cole, Sovereign's business development manager, Nick Maniatis, producer of Sovereign's first policy - with Adriatic Insurance Brokers, and Rita Nicolette, Sovereign's senior commercial automobile underwriter.
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News (February 01, 1999)

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) recently held their international conference in Palm Springs, California, with over 2000 registrants in attendance. Founded in the U.S. in 1986 and having expanded into Canada in 1997, PLUS is a forum for individuals

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AutoRate Warning

February 1, 1999 Linda Matthews, COO of Royal & SunAlliance

Ontario’s auto insurance regulations under Bill 59, and the latest revisions under Bill 90, have created a unique legislative environment in the provincial governing of consumer insurance. So much so that several provincial insurance regulators have eyed the legislation as

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SIZING UP IN: a TUG of WAR

January 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

A battle of brawn and wits has begun among service providers to the insurance industry in response to the rapid consolidation taking place at the primary company level.Faced with a changing landscape, service providers are looking for new opportunities and

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On The Move (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

St. Paul Canada recently appointed Brad Tamblyn to the position of assistant vice president-Ontario region, responsible for leading the Corporate Accounts Underwriting team which markets commercial insurance products. Tamblyn has 16 years of experience including a significant background in liability

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Do virtual insurers dream of electric premiums?

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Tomorrow’s insurers may become virtual companies that interact electronically with customers, while driving down costs and improving speed to market, a leading business futurist predicted at the opening of the U.S. Insurance Services Office Inc.’s (ISO) InsTech98 Conference. Dr. Bill

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Canadian Perspective

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian aviation insurance market is relatively small in the global picture, notes Mike Wills, manager of marine and aviation at Royal & SunAlliance. The Canadian industry’s total aviation net premiums amounted to Cdn$83.8 million for 1997 compared with the

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CBUS targets $250 million premium outflow

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Cross Border Underwriting Services Inc (CBUS), a subsidiary of the listed KRG Insurance Group, notched up half a million in premium dollars in its first year of operation. A specialist wholesale brokerage operator, CBUS was created a year ago

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U.S. cat losses continue

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe losses continued to dampen U.S. property and casualty underwriters’ results for the third quarter of 1998, according to A.M. Best Company. The industry’s net income for the period fell 15% from the previous year’s level, due to higher underwriting

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Claims management and the Environment

January 1, 1999 Cecil Jaipaul,

In the early days of environmental underwriting companies were often unaware of the full risk involved. For many companies the risks they took on and subsequent claims were not foreseen. For others, while the possibility of large claims may have

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Insurer concerns taxi for take off

January 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Consolidation and cost cutting became the corporate buzzwords of the 1980s and 1990s, with operators from insurance to retail-chains through to the aviation industry embracing downsizing and cheaper marketing and delivery systems. The aviation business emerged from this process, particularly