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Oil industry touts technology investment in submission to Alberta climate panel

CALGARY - The oil and gas industry wants investment in emissions-busting technology to play a big role in Alberta’s climate change strategy.
Oct 3, 2015 11:42AM

Washouts, damage to homes reported in New Brunswick after major downpour

FREDRICTON, N.B. - Heavy rainfall that dumped more than 160 millimetres on parts of New Brunswick is being blamed for widespread property damage and the death of one man.
Oct 2, 2015 3:24PM

Smaller cyber breaches also of concern: NICC speakers

While large-profile cyber breaches tend to dominate the news headlines, sometimes it’s the smaller ones that are being overlooked, panellists suggested on Thursday at the National Insurance Conference of Canada in Montreal.
Oct 2, 2015 10:15AM

Hurricane Joaquin intensifies as it tracks through Bahamas, insured losses could be limited: AIR Worldwide

The transforming Hurricane Joaquin slowly tracking through the Bahamas is reminiscent of Hurricane Irene four years ago, but the latest storm is affecting Bahamian islands where insurance up-take is low, which will help limit insured losses,...
Oct 2, 2015 10:04AM

Zurich appoints Paul Horgan as CEO of Global Corporate in North America

Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Paul Horgan CEO of Zurich’s Global Corporate in North America (GCiNA) business, effective immediately.
Oct 1, 2015 8:47PM

Insurers must react to cyber, emerging risks: NICC speakers

NICC MONTREAL – The insurance industry needs to be more responsive to emerging risks so carriers can remain relevant to policyholders, industry executives suggested Thursday at the National Insurance Conference of Canada.
Oct 1, 2015 6:59PM

Canadian economy to grow in Q3, Q4 and next year, predicts Swiss Re's chief economist

Canada could see a “moderate” 3% economic growth in the third and fourth quarters of this year and 2% next year, Swiss Re’s chief economist suggested during a presentation at the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC)...
Oct 1, 2015 6:02PM

Effective web, e-commerce strategies number one trend affecting insurance industry: study

More than three-quarters of surveyed property and casualty (P&C) and life insurers identified the need to have effective web or e-commerce strategies as the number one trend affecting the industry, according to a joint study conducted by...
Oct 1, 2015 4:09PM

Personal property insurance regulation not inevitable, but possible in foreseeable future: former FSCO CEO

NICC MONTREAL - Canadian insurers could be hit with regulations in personal property pricing and underwriting, so the industry needs to do an even better job of explaining property risk to consumers, speakers suggested Thursday at the National...
Oct 1, 2015 1:16PM

Surveyed Canadians not yet sold on UBI's potential benefits: Allstate Canada

The potential benefits of usage-based insurance (UBI) – including safer driving behaviour – have long been touted, but survey results released Wednesday by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada show consumers have not necessarily...
Oct 1, 2015 10:26AM

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