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Intact CEO reveals “the toughest file of my career”

September 23, 2022 by David Gambrill

The chief operating officer of Canada’s largest P&C insurer is confronting a conundrum he never faced before the pandemic — he’s not sure how to get all of his employees to work in the office. It’s not an issue unique

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What claims adjusters are seeing from Fiona

September 28, 2022 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusters are seeing a wide variety of personal and commercial lines claims in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona – everything from food spoilage and infrastructure claims to total losses. “Currently, we are seeing claims for personal and commercial

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Wendy Rodriguez Suarez, Senior Underwriter, Aviva Canada

September 30, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Wendy Rodriguez Suarez joined Aviva Canada in December 2013 as Senior Underwriter, Commercial Lines. With 30 years of experience and a track record of driving profitable growth, Wendy is a seasoned technical property and casualty underwriting careerist. Says Wendy of being

Threads intertwining to represent mergers of eight companies
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Which firm racked up 8 mergers over the summer?

September 28, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Brokerage M&A has been hectic so far in 2022, with one firm bringing eight brokerages across Canada under its wing during the summer. Navacord today announced it closed eight acquisitions during July and August that expands the company’s presence in

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Canada’s largest P&C insurers growing larger: AM Best

September 12, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canada’s Top 10 property and casualty insurers control almost three-quarters of the marketplace, with the remaining participants competing for the balance of available premium, ratings agency AM Best said during an industry event Friday. The Top 10 P&C carriers control

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Why RIBO’s considering a harmonized standard for broker licensing, and MGA carve-out

October 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) is working with the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO) to review property & casualty agent and broker education and training requirements to make recommendations regarding a harmonized standard. This could take the

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Mike Storrey, Commercial Property Underwriting Specialist, Economical

October 3, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

After his introduction to the industry during a brief period at a brokerage, Mike Storrey was intrigued by the company side of the business. A graduate of the Insurance Program at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., Mike applied for the