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UN document admits WHO badly fumbled response to Ebola, says top officials unaware of severity

LONDON - In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. See More
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Allstate Q3 cat losses exceed $500 million

The Allstate Corp. estimates its catastrophe losses were $517 million before taxes for the third quarter of 2014, the insurance carrier recently announced. All figures are in United States dollars. See More
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Till Capital signs agreement to acquire Toronto's Omega Insurance

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Till Capital Ltd. recently announced it has signed agreements to acquire Toronto-based Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. See More
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Canadian Underwriter - October 2014

Canadian Underwriter magazine’s October 2014 issue Digital Edition: http://bit.ly/cuoct14 – Featuring Cover Story: ‘Things Connected’There are already plenty of examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action.…
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Lloyd's avoiding 'race to the bottom on pricing'

Using the over supply of capital entering the insurance market to cover new and emerging risks, including in developed markets, will be key to staying competitive in the current challenging pricing environment, according to Lloyd’s of... See More
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Three Quebec damage insurance firms form new company

Damage insurance firms EssOR Insurance, Pratte Morrissette Inc., and Assuraction Inc. have signed an agreement in principle to create a new entity called EGR. See More
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How people relate to risk should be a central consideration of disaster risk and recovery projects

A new approach to disaster risk and recovery must be adopted that takes into account how people and institutions think, behave and act in relation to risk, argues a new report issued Thursday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red... See More
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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... See More
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Ebola crisis not prompting robust response from donors, unlike some other recent disasters

NEW YORK - Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is... See More
Thursday
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Bermudans batten down as Hurricane Gonzalo barrels toward them as powerful Category 4 storm

HAMILTON, Bermuda - People on the tiny British territory of Bermuda rushed Thursday to batten down for Hurricane Gonzalo, which was roaring toward them as a powerful Category 4 storm just days after a tropical storm damaged homes and knocked... See More
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Auto insurance rate cut behind schedule; Ontario insists it will meet target

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government insists it can meet a two-year target to cut auto insurance rates even though they're behind schedule. See More
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Risk from distracted driving a 'major concern' for 47% of polled consumers

Nearly nine in 10 respondents to a recent consumer survey reported that the risk of getting into a vehicle collision due to distracted driving is either a “major “concern” or “somewhat of a concern,” while nearly... See More
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Ironshore Canada gets new chairman

Ironshore International has appointed Paul Primiani as chairman of Ironshore Canada. See More
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Collaboration key to building resilient communities to withstand disasters

Earthquake preparedness demands taking steps now to build resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from the impacts of natural disasters and other emergencies, Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and... See More
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New cover for pandemic disease business interruption

U.K.-based Miller Insurance Services LLP and U.S.-based retail insurance broker William Gallagher Associates (WGA) have announced the availability of Pandemic Disease Business Interruption Insurance. See More
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Aerial drones can help insurers 'meet customer expectations quickly,' SMA reports

An insurance consulting firm is predicting an increased "momentum" in the use by insurers of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, while some insurance carriers are also testing driverless cars in order to determine how the technology will... See More
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Gonzalo could make landfall in southeastern Newfoundland early Sunday

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. – The Canadian Hurricane Centre is warning that Gonzalo could still be hurricane strength by the time it reaches southeastern Newfoundland early Sunday.

Hurricane Gonzalo crosses over Bermuda, giving island second pummeling by storm this week

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda's main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no deaths.

UN document admits WHO badly fumbled response to Ebola, says top officials unaware of severity

LONDON - In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

Allstate Q3 cat losses exceed $500 million

The Allstate Corp. estimates its catastrophe losses were $517 million before taxes for the third quarter of 2014, the insurance carrier recently announced. All figures are in United States dollars.

Till Capital signs agreement to acquire Toronto's Omega Insurance

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Till Capital Ltd. recently announced it has signed agreements to acquire Toronto-based Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.

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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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