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Global insurance premium reached record $4.9 trillion in 2013: Aon Benfield

A risk study released this week by Aon Benfield indicates that relatively light catastrophe losses in 2013 compared with the two previous years helped the property and casualty industry achieve a global underwriting profit last year. See More
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California issues 1st permits to test self driving cars on public roads; Google has most at 25

LOS ANGELES - Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. See More
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Hub International consolidates onto Applied's Epic system

Hub International has selected Applied Systems’ Epic platform for its brokerage management, the companies announced Tuesday. See More
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CDL - Young Lawyers Bowling Event, London at Palasad North

October 16, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm
CHOOSE THE RIGHT BALL Bowling Social for Young Lawyers in Ontario's South West regionThursday October 16 @ Palasad North, 777 Adelaide St. North, London$15 cover for 2 drinks tickets, appies & bowlingBowl from 6-8pm   Party till 10pm       See More
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Federal study of Pennsylvania well site finds fracking didn't ruin nearby water supplies

PITTSBURGH - The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western... See More
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Emerging risks set to drive liability claims growth, Swiss Re says

Demand for liability insurance is set to increase and new risks and stronger economic growth will also lead to an increase in claims severity, according to a new sigma report from Swiss Re. See More
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Nova Scotia rail line inspections appropriate, provincial government says

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Transportation Department says it has received assurances from Transport Canada that an appropriate inspection process is in place for a rail line through the province's northeast and Cape Breton. See More
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Influx of new capital continues to reshape reinsurance market: Guy Carpenter

Innovations – including more types of risk directly accessing capital markets in insurance-linked securities (ILS) form – are contributing to reshaping a reinsurance market that saw the entrance of about US$20 billion of new capital... See More
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Businesses need to prepare for cyber attack: Zurich head

WINNIPEG - Defending against a cyber attack is very difficult and companies need to come up with a plan as to how to handle such an attack, suggests Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.'s chief executive officer of general insurance, Michael Kerner. See More
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GM expert says 19 deaths in ignition switch crashes are eligible for compensation

DETROIT - The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. See More
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Two dead in floods in Slovenia; hundreds of soldiers join flood effort in Croatia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Authorities in Slovenia say two people have died in new floods that hit the Balkans this weekend after heavy rains. See More
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Belairdirect mobile app aims to curb distracted driving

Insurer belairdirect has launched a new mobile app aimed at curbing distracted driving. See More
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Aviva launches privacy breach package for Canadian businesses

Aviva Canada has launched a new privacy breach package, including insurance coverage and risk management offerings to Canadian businesses. See More
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Hurricane Odile shatters windows, downs power lines in Mexico's Baja California

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. See More
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Enhanced GUARANTEE GOLD® Policy Protects its Customers from Nursery School to Nursing Home

TORONTO, September 15, 2014 – Demonstrating our dedication to offering discerning Canadians with the best insurance protection for their most valued assets, The Guarantee Company of North Amer... See More
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Where is the Ebola outbreak going? Nowhere good, experts increasingly warn

TORONTO – The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world toward a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. See More
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Some insurers trying to broaden D&O environmental liability coverage

WINNIPEG — Property losses often result in pollution losses, but there are "barriers" to getting environmental/pollution coverage on primary D&O insurance policies, speakers at RIMS Canada warned this week.

Marine risk and claims services firm expands into Canada

Regional Reporting Inc., a U.S.-based marine risk control and claims services firm, has announced the creation of a Canadian division, based out of Toronto.

Manitoba Public Insurance warns of fake customer survey

Manitoba Public Insurance has issued a warning for customers not to respond to a customer survey they may view in a pop-up window within their Internet browser.

Terrorism, cyber-attacks among main emerging risks facing reinsurance sector

Cyber-attacks and terrorism are among the main emerging risks currently facing the reinsurance sector, according to a new report from Guy Carpenter & Company.

RIMS Ontario Chapter presents Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers of Teck Resources

The RIMS Ontario Chapter has presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers, vice president of risk and security for Teck Resources, RIMS announded Wednesday.

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Enhanced GUARANTEE GOLD® Policy Protects its Customers from Nursery School to Nursing Home

TORONTO, September 15, 2014 – Demonstrating our dedication to offering discerning Canadians with the best insurance protection for their most valued assets, The Guarantee Company of North Amer...

The Guarantee funds a new Starlight Fun Center™ at Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

TORONTO, September 12, 2014 – Thanks to The Guarantee Company of North America’s (The Guarantee) generous support, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has received a new Fun Cen...

Is your Company ready for the Big Shake?

Catastrophe Response Unit (CRU) will be hosting the final in our 2014 series of Earthquake Response Seminars for Property and Casualty insurance executives. The event will be held at the Toronto Trump...

Opta Information Intelligence Welcomes Jeff Sutton as Senior Vice President, National Sales

Toronto - Opta Information Intelligence (Opta), a leading provider of data management and risk information technology for insurance and corporate industries across Canada, announced today that it...

ClaimsPro Announces its Operational Senior Leadership Team

Toronto – On August 25th, 2014, ClaimsPro publicly announced the acquisition of Granite Claims Solutions (GCS). This transaction enables ClaimsPro to build a larger, more diverse ...

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