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Why life insurers are investing with ESG in mind

P&C insurers aren't the only ones worried about climate change

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Great-West Life introduces digital life insurance platform

The application for products with 10- and 20-year terms will be simpler

  • By: Staff
  • March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019
  • 11:26
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Big three life insurers had improved results in 2018: Fitch

The rating agency predicts another strong year in 2019

  • By: Staff
  • March 11, 2019 March 11, 2019
  • 16:39
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Great-West-Lifeco raises dividend after reporting $710M Q4 profit

The insurer saw strong performance from its European arm, but weaker contributions from its Canada and U.S. divisions

Co-operators purchases Redfords Insurance Brokers

Financial terms were not disclosed

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2019 January 28, 2019
  • 11:42
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Great-West Lifeco selling U.S. individual life insurance business

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2019 January 24, 2019
  • 11:04
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Equitable Bank uses whole life insurance to fund retirement

Clients can borrow up to 90% of their policy's cash surrender value

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2018 December 13, 2018
  • 14:48
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Insurers turn to tech as broker’s role in doubt: KPMG

An industry survey finds the regulatory burden is a top concern

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2018 December 7, 2018
  • 13:10
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Life insurers welcome new rules for deposits

Saskatchewan amends insurance regulations for accepting deposits

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Eliminate lesser-known insurance taxes, C.D. Howe says

Provincial insurance taxation weighs on consumers

  • By: Staff
  • October 3, 2018 October 3, 2018
  • 17:11
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Immediate leveraged insurance: Tips and traps

Watch out for these issues

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • September 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 15:14
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Coach clients through death claims

The process should start while clients are still alive

Should small businesses insure key people?

A look at the considerations and different policies

Using life insurance under new passive income rules

Life insurance should already be on the radar of business owners

  • By: Katie Keir
  • July 9, 2018 September 19, 2018
  • 00:00

Quirks and foibles with insurance policy loans

Tax consequences associated with policy loan transactions

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • May 11, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 00:00
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Article series: Tax and insurance

A full list of articles in this series by Kevin Wark

  • By: Staff
  • May 11, 2018 September 12, 2018
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Accessing insurance policy value through a policy loan

An expert offers the details, including tax consequences

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • March 19, 2018 September 4, 2018
  • 00:00

How to make life insurance products better in a rising-rate environment

Learn about innovative trends that could benefit your clients

Saskatchewan repeals PST on insurance premiums

There will be no longer be a provincial sales tax on agriculture, life and health insurance premiums

Deducting the cost of life insurance

Part five of a series on tax and insurance

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • January 24, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 17:12

How net cost of pure insurance affects policies

Adjusted cost base, collateral insurance deduction affected

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • December 20, 2017 September 4, 2018
  • 14:30

How to determine an insurance policy’s ACB

Several transactions either increase or decrease adjusted cost base

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • November 15, 2017 September 4, 2018
  • 11:00

Why mortgage life insurance may not be the best bet

For coverage and cost, clients can probably do better

  • By: Allan Tong
  • November 9, 2017 August 28, 2018
  • 15:02

Great-West Life launches pilot program to help students with debt

The program works with select employers and their eligible employees

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 09:30

SLi, ivari launch life insurance products

Guaranteed coverage is available up to $50,000 for those aged 40 to 79

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 12:22