Canada News

Canada’s Regulator Tightens Capital Requirements for Mortgage Insurers

Canada’s financial services regulator released new draft capital requirements for federally regulated mortgage insurers to better reflect growing risks in the country’s housing markets. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said Friday the new requirements, which will come …

Canada’s Economical Insurance Names Saunders as President & CEO

Economical Insurance, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, has named Rowan Saunders as president and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2016. This follows the announcement on Feb. 19, 2016, that current president and CEO, Karen Gavan, will retire from the company and the …

BHSI Expands Financial Institutions Cover in Canada; Knight Leads Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is introducing four new executive & professional lines products for financial institutions and named Andrew Knight as national director of Financial Institutions, Executive & Professional Lines, in Canada. The new products are: …

Pen Canada Launches E-Traded D&O Platform in Response to Broker Demand

Pen Underwriting Canada has launched a purpose-built, e-trading platform for directors and officers insurance, in response to broker demand for a quick-quote, competitive D&O solution. The platform is simple, straightforward and responsive – able to quote and issue a policy …

June Storms in Canada Cost Insurers More Than C$34 Million  

The storms that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in Canada on June 24 and 25 caused more than C$34 million ($25.9 million) in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).* Wind, flash floods and hail hit several areas, resulting in nearly 3,500 insurance …

Aon Offers Cover for Ontario Uber Drivers, Using Online Quoting Tool

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, announced it is now offering personal ride-sharing insurance policies designed specifically for Ontario Uber drivers. As Uber’s insurance broker, Aon said it “has developed a comprehensive understanding of the …

Alberta Wildfires to Cost Insurers About $2.8B, in Canada’s Costliest Disaster

The wildfires that tore across the oil-producing region of Canada this year will cost insurers about C$3.58 billion ($2.8 billion) in claims, the most costly insured natural disaster in the country’s history, an industry group said. The fires led to …

Hub International Buys Toronto-Based HSBI Benefits

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based global insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired HSBI Benefits Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, HSBI Benefits specializes in employee benefits insurance solutions. Curtis McCone, president of HSBI …

Energi of Canada Offers P/C Energy Programs in West & Atlantic Canada

Energi of Canada has launched property & casualty programs for energy business in parts of Western and Atlantic Canada. The new energy programs provide risk management solutions and insurance offerings for energy related risks in the following segments: Fuel distribution …

Global Disasters During May to Cost Insurers at Least $7B: Aon Report

Global disasters led to at least $7 billion in claims during May as insurers aid the recovery process following wildfires, floods, and storms, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. An historic wildfire caused catastrophic damage in …