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Net income up for Chubb in Q3, cat losses fall

Chubb Corp. reported Friday a third quarter net income of $594 million, up from $541 million in the same period of 2013. See More
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Police, fire crews respond to explosion at Saskatchewan canola crushing plant

YORKTON, Sask. - Police and fire crews are at a southeastern Saskatchewan canola-crushing plant where witnesses say an explosion occurred. See More
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Home insurance policy changes made it a 'tough year' for brokers: insurer CEOs

Changes to Canadian home insurance policies after billions in water-related losses in 2013 are "tough" on the brokers who have to explain these changes to consumers, but brokers can "outshine any other distribution system" by advising customers... See More
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Usage-based insurance take-up in Quebec not a real success to date

OTTAWA - Quebec is not being as aggressive as Ontario with regard to telematics since the take-up for auto usage-based insurance (UBI) products has been lackluster to date, Guy Parent, general manager of Le Regroupement des cabinets de courtage... See More
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Replacement cost must be considered when determining potential effect of smart home technology

OTTAWA - Smart home technology offers significant promise in getting the number of losses down, but replacement costs must also be considered to capture a complete picture of its potential effect, Bob Tisdale, president and chief operating... See More
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CDC details teams being put together to prepare for and respond to future U.S. Ebola cases

ATLANTA - New federal Ebola response squads - likened to public health SWAT teams - are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say. See More
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Willis Canada gets new head of financial institutions practice

Willis North America has appointed Roger Hacala as senior vice president and Financial Institutions Practice Leader for Willis Canada. See More
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EMEA-region insurers expect to sell more business units than they buy over the next three years

More insurance companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region view themselves as sellers of business units, as opposed to buyers, over the next three years, Towers Watson reported this week. See More
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Demand for stand-alone cyber increases, with premium increases for point-of-sale retailers: Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc predicts commercial property insurance rates will fall in 2015, there will be "modest increases" in aviation rates while terrorism rates will decline or remain flat if the United States government passes a law... See More
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Traditional business model needs to change, Ontario brokers told

OTTAWA - Ontario brokers should understand that the competitors they have today could be different than those they have five years from now – one reason the traditional business model will need to change, Chris Floyd, president of the... See More
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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... See More
Wednesday
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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
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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
Wednesday
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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
Wednesday
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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
Wednesday
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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
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Net income up for Chubb in Q3, cat losses fall

Chubb Corp. reported Friday a third quarter net income of $594 million, up from $541 million in the same period of 2013.

Police, fire crews respond to explosion at Saskatchewan canola crushing plant

YORKTON, Sask. - Police and fire crews are at a southeastern Saskatchewan canola-crushing plant where witnesses say an explosion occurred.

Home insurance policy changes made it a 'tough year' for brokers: insurer CEOs

Changes to Canadian home insurance policies after billions in water-related losses in 2013 are "tough" on the brokers who have to explain these changes to consumers, but brokers can "outshine any other distribution system" by advising customers...

Usage-based insurance take-up in Quebec not a real success to date

OTTAWA - Quebec is not being as aggressive as Ontario with regard to telematics since the take-up for auto usage-based insurance (UBI) products has been lackluster to date, Guy Parent, general manager of Le Regroupement des cabinets de courtage...

Replacement cost must be considered when determining potential effect of smart home technology

OTTAWA - Smart home technology offers significant promise in getting the number of losses down, but replacement costs must also be considered to capture a complete picture of its potential effect, Bob Tisdale, president and chief operating...

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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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