RBC Insurance is selling its home and auto business to Aviva Canada

This will bring about the shift in employment of about 575 employees from one company to the next. The RBC Insurance company in Canada has announced that it will be selling both its home and auto businesses to Aviva, in a massive move that will require some employees to move to the new insurer while others remain with the Royal Bank of Canada. It has been estimated that 575 people will be swapping insurance companies while the remainder will stay put. Initial reports have stated that RBC Insurance will be…

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Insurance news from Lac-Mégantic means higher costs for railways

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The Canadian Transportation Agency is now conducting a review of minimum coverage amounts. Following the railway disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is making insurance news by holding a review of the minimum coverage amounts that railways must carry. The coverage at the Lac-Mégantic crash was covered only to a small fraction of the total estimated damages. The federal regulators added to their insurance news announcement by saying that they will be starting consultations on coverage for railway companies in the next few months. The review…

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Executives call for focus on flood insurance in Canada

Canadian insurers draw attention to issues concerning flood insurance coverage Insurance executives from 13 firms in Canada claim that access to comprehensive flood insurance protection in the country is inadequate. Executives recorded their opinions on the matter as part of a survey focused on the impact of devastating floods that recently struck Alberta and Toronto earlier this year. Flood disasters are becoming more common throughout Canada and executives believe that appropriate flood insurance coverage will not be available to consumers unless major action is taken on the matter. Alberta and…

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Insurance news from Canada shows Insurers among “best corporate citizens”

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Several companies were ranked among the leaders on a list of the top corporate citizens in the country. The official insurance news list of the fifty companies that made the 2013 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada has now been released by Corporate Knights magazine, which looks at a number of different factors as it establishes its ranks every year. This year, the ranks included a number of insurers for their high performances in the various areas. In order to make this insurance news 12 different sustainability metrics are scored on…

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Insurance industry feeling pressure of more frequent natural disasters

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Severe natural disasters are causing problems for the insurance industry Severe natural disasters have been being reported in greater frequency around the world. Recent storms in the U.S. have put major strain on the insurance industry, but this is not a trend unique to the country. The Insurance Bureau of Canada has taken note of the increasing severity of weather-related disasters and has announced that it believes such disasters will become significantly more frequent in the coming years. Whether the insurance industry is capable of withstanding a high frequency of…

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Insurance news from the pipeline reveals massive $1 billion coverage needed

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A Canadian federal review has revealed that the Northern Gateway project will require substantial protection. The new proposed endpoint for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is the Douglas Channel in, and the latest insurance news estimates show that the pipeline will require nearly $1 billion in coverage. A joint federal review has released its 199 draft conditions despite the fact that the pipeline has not yet been approved. The Gateway pipelines have not yet received their approval, but the project is already making insurance news headlines as a joint review…

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Off road vehicle insurance sought by ATV Federation in Canada

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The organization is hoping to make coverage mandatory in all of the Maritime provinces. The ATV Federation is made a call to have required off road vehicle insurance for all drivers of these machines, throughout each of the Maritime provinces in Canada, by the end of the year. At the moment, only Prince Edward Island has failed to implement this type of regulation for ATV drivers. This would require the drivers of all terrain vehicles in every Maritime province – including P.E.I. – to have to begin shopping for coverage,…

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