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Insured losses in Bermuda from Hurricane Gonzalo to range between $200 million and $400 million

Insured losses in Bermuda from Hurricane Gonzalo will range between $200 million and $400 million, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reported Wednesday. All figures are in U.S. dollars. See More
9 hours ago
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Drug-related teen driver fatalities catching up to alcohol-related deaths

The number of teen fatalities in auto collisions involving drug use rose significantly between 2000 and 2010, to a point that is as serious as drinking and driving, according to a new review from State Farm. See More
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Third quarter P&C underwriting income up 4.9% for ACE Group

ACE Ltd. reported Tuesday its financial results for the three months ending Sept. 30, reporting a combined ratio of 86.3% after "relatively light" catastrophe losses and a 2.7% year-over-year increase in net premiums written from North American... See More
12 hours ago
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U.K. small businesses lacking business interruption coverage, despite experiencing losses

Small and medium-sized businesses in the United Kingdom may be leaving themselves vulnerable to business interruption losses, based on a survey commissioned by insurer Aviva. See More
13 hours ago
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More than 55,000 BC hydro customers in the dark following severe storm

VANCOUVER - A wind warning has ended for parts of B.C.'s south coast as severe weather overnight left more than 55,000 BC Hydro customers without electricity. See More
15 hours ago
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80% of North American insurance CFOs report U.S. TRIA renewal important to their firms

More than two-thirds of property and casualty insurance chief financial officers surveyed said that if the United States Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act (TRIA) expires Dec. 31, it will have a "minor or no impact" on their organizations, Towers... See More
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Tory leader says New Brunswick premier missing chance to learn about fracking

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives says Premier Brian Gallant is missing an opportunity during his trip to Alberta to learn more about shale gas exploration. See More
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October hurricanes unlikely to challenge soft pricing: Fitch

Insured losses from two hurricanes hitting Bermuda and Hawaii this month are expected to be limited, Fitch Ratings said this week. See More
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Ontario to increase fines for texting, using hand held phone while driving

TORONTO - Ontario motorists will face stiffer fines and penalties for texting while driving under legislation the Liberal government will re-introduce today. See More
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Study: Without exit screening, 3 Ebola cases per month might fly out of West Africa

LONDON - A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region... See More
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"Fortify is excited to be attending the 94th IBAO Convention in Ottawa this week! We look forward to seeing you - come visit us at Booth 74!"
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"Fortify is excited to be attending the 94th annual IBAO Convention in Ottawa this week! We look forward to seeing our existing clients and meeting new people - come visit us at Booth #74!"
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Aviva Canada commits to IBRI and Quindell telematics solution

Aviva Canada has committed to using the telematics solution from Quindell and Independent Broker Resources Inc. (IBRI), the for-profit arm of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO), to execute its telematics offerings, IBAO notes... See More
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CSIO launches new open online forum for members

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has launched CSIO eXchange, an open forum for its broker, insurer and vendor members. See More
Monday
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Attorney says death toll from GM ignition switches now stands at 29

DETROIT - At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. See More
Monday
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Earth breaks 4th monthly heat mark, on pace for hottest year ever recorded

WASHINGTON - Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And U.S. meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it. See More
Monday
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IBC, Quebec trucking industry group partner to fight cargo theft

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ) have partnered on a cargo theft reporting program, aimed at tackling what the groups say is a crime that costs Canadians $5... See More
Monday
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15 firms earned 43.1% of worldwide P&C commercial insurance brokerage revenue in 2013

Aon plc and Marsh Inc. held a combined total of 23% of the world's commercial non-life insurance broking market in 2013 and the top 150 brokers worldwide accounted for nearly 60% of total commercial property & casualty brokerage revenue,... See More
Monday

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Brokers need to adapt to changes in behaviour, expectations and technology

There is a decided shift in the behaviour of Millennials compared to the youngest generation, a shift that those in business, including insurance brokers, will need to address, John Spence, an executive consultant, trainer and author of four...

Insured losses in Bermuda from Hurricane Gonzalo to range between $200 million and $400 million

Insured losses in Bermuda from Hurricane Gonzalo will range between $200 million and $400 million, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reported Wednesday. All figures are in U.S. dollars.

Drug-related teen driver fatalities catching up to alcohol-related deaths

The number of teen fatalities in auto collisions involving drug use rose significantly between 2000 and 2010, to a point that is as serious as drinking and driving, according to a new review from State Farm.

Third quarter P&C underwriting income up 4.9% for ACE Group

ACE Ltd. reported Tuesday its financial results for the three months ending Sept. 30, reporting a combined ratio of 86.3% after "relatively light" catastrophe losses and a 2.7% year-over-year increase in net premiums written from North American...

U.K. small businesses lacking business interruption coverage, despite experiencing losses

Small and medium-sized businesses in the United Kingdom may be leaving themselves vulnerable to business interruption losses, based on a survey commissioned by insurer Aviva.

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NIAC Nuclear Insurance Expert Colleen DeMerchant Says Increase in Liability Coverage and Nuclear Exclusion in Property and Casualty Creates Big New Opportunity for Canadian Underwriters

Toronto, Ontario: At the 2014 National Insurance Conference of Canada - the country's largest annual property and casualty insurance convention – Nuclear Insurance Association of Canada Gen...

Cira Medical Services Challenges Employers to Build Workplace Resiliency

In support of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Cira Medical Services is leading the conversation for Canadian employers to focus on resiliency as a key to understanding mental health TORONTO (October 1...

CNA Canada Underwriters Honored By Canadian Broker Network

                       Canadian Broker Network (CBN), the leading independent commercial...

Rochon Engineering Welcomes Dave Giles as Senior Project Manager, Environmental Division

Concord, Ontario - Rochon Engineering, a division of SCM Insurance Services, announced today that it has appointed Dave Giles as Senior Project Manager for their Environmental Division. As a leader in...

North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Celebrates 140th Anniversary

In 1874, Waterloo area farmer Jacob Ziegler bought a fire insurance policy to cover his barns. His annual premium for this ‘peace of mind’ was $1.20. He was the very first mutual policyhol...

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