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U.S. agency threatens fines, legal action against air bag maker for balking at national recall

DETROIT - A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and... See More
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Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism urges U.S. Congress to pass bill extending TRIA

With less than five weeks before a United States government backstop for terrorism insurance expires, a group of companies and industry associations is calling on elected officials to come to an agreement on a law that extends the Terrorism... See More
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Canadian insurance firms among those recognized for most admired corporate cultures

Munich Re and Canadian Direct Insurance were among the firms recognized as having the most admired corporate cultures in the country. See More
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Powerful earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia; no tsunami warning

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely. See More
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Atlantic Canadians brace for first taste of wintry weather this season

HALIFAX - Atlantic Canadians enjoying a relatively mild fall season are bracing for a sudden blast of wintry weather. See More
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New privacy/network security product tailored for Canadian market

Allied World North America has launched privacy and network security insurance specifically designed for small to mid-size companies in the Canadian market, the company announced Tuesday. See More
8 hours ago
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Ontario, Quebec windstorm declared a catastrophe event

Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) has declared the windstorm that hit the southern regions of Ontario and Quebec over Monday night to be a catastrophe. See More
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Home Depot faces dozens of lawsuits over data breach that hit debit and credit cards

Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. See More
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Cities should consider bans on ride sharing apps carefully, regulator says

OTTAWA - The Competition Bureau says municipalities should consider whether moves to ban digital dispatch services and ride-sharing applications are necessary. See More
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Swiss Re forecasts combined ratio of 100% for global non-life reinsurance industry in 2015

The global non-life reinsurance industry is expected to have a combined ratio of 90% this year and 100% in 2015, while underwriting standards in property & casualty insurance "will need to improve," Swiss Re Ltd. stated in a report released... See More
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Weather Network says winter of 2014 will be a repeat of 2013 for much of Canada

TORONTO - One of Canada's leading weather watchers has bad news for anyone hoping to avoid the deep freeze of last winter - you're probably out of luck. See More
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Cleanup begins after wicked winds hit Ontario, Quebec; thousands without power

TORONTO - Wind warnings have ended but the cleanup has just begun after extreme winds swept through southern Ontario and parts of Quebec overnight. See More
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Global insurance rates lower in Q3, new business pricing suggests competitive market: Marsh

The third quarter of 2014 continued a trend for global insurance rates in some respects – marking the sixth consecutive quarter of decreases – but was different in that the slide in rates has accelerated from the beginning of the... See More
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Researchers say sophisticated malware targets banks, telecom companies and public agencies

SAN FRANCISCO - Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official... See More
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SMEs fret over competitive pressure and weak consumer demand

While SMEs globally are generally optimistic about the future, they remain concerned about the risks of high competition and the associated impact of dumping on sales margins, and weak consumer demand... See More
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Ontario's Bill 15 a good first step, but claims costs must be reduced, insurer says

Aviva Canada said Monday it is pleased with the recent passage of Bill 15 in Ontario, which takes measures to reduce auto insurance fraud in the province, and has an overall goal of reducing average rates. See More
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As computer hackers show cars can be commandeered, feds and automakers aim to block threats

LOS ANGELES - Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. See More
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Rochon Environmental, a division of Rochon Engineering LP, Welcomes Shawn MacGillivray as Senior Project Manager, Environmental Division

Winnipeg, Manitoba  –  Rochon Environmental (Rochon Engineering LP), a division of SCM Insurance Services, announced today that it has appointed Shawn MacGillivray as Senior Project Ma... See More
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U.S. agency threatens fines, legal action against air bag maker for balking at national recall

DETROIT - A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and...

Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism urges U.S. Congress to pass bill extending TRIA

With less than five weeks before a United States government backstop for terrorism insurance expires, a group of companies and industry associations is calling on elected officials to come to an agreement on a law that extends the Terrorism...

Canadian insurance firms among those recognized for most admired corporate cultures

Munich Re and Canadian Direct Insurance were among the firms recognized as having the most admired corporate cultures in the country.

Powerful earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia; no tsunami warning

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.

Atlantic Canadians brace for first taste of wintry weather this season

HALIFAX - Atlantic Canadians enjoying a relatively mild fall season are bracing for a sudden blast of wintry weather.

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SMEs fret over competitive pressure and weak consumer demand

While SMEs globally are generally optimistic about the future, they remain concerned about the risks of high competition and the associated impact of dumping on sales margins, and weak consumer demand...

Rochon Environmental, a division of Rochon Engineering LP, Welcomes Shawn MacGillivray as Senior Project Manager, Environmental Division

Winnipeg, Manitoba  –  Rochon Environmental (Rochon Engineering LP), a division of SCM Insurance Services, announced today that it has appointed Shawn MacGillivray as Senior Project Ma...

The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter's November 2014 issue

Canadian Underwriter magazine’s November 2014 issue Digital Edition Cover Story – ‘Remnants of Change’ – 2015 Reinsurance Market Outlook ➝ The catastroph...

ProFormance welcomes Graeme Fielding to the Team!

ANNOUNCEMENT Tammie Norn, CEO of ProFormance Group Insurance Solutions Inc is pleased to welcome Graeme Fielding to the ProFormance Team. Graeme will be working in the capacity of a Sr. Control ...

Great Momentum for STRONE-Itech Movember Team

An abundance of facial hair has returned to STRONE and Itech branches as the STRONE-Itech team takes on its third Movember campaign – MO:III. At the 20 day mark, the campaign has been a record ...

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