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Highest proportion of at-home workers are in finance, insurance

Industry and firm size are key factors in the ability to work from home, StatsCan says

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 4, 2021
  • 11:39
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GWL base earnings increase 17% in Q2

MassMutual business contributed to the results

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BMO Insurance adds ESG options for universal life policies

Five new indexed accounts track ESG funds managed by BMO GAM

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 15:17

Empire Life reports lower Q2 earnings

Expected profit on in-force business also fell by 4%

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021
  • 11:08
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TD Insurance launches bespoke service for wealthy clients

Private Client Advice will provide customized coverage

  • By: Staff
  • July 21, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 11:39
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Equitable collaborates with Desjardins to expand line of credit offering

Qualifying whole-life policyholders with Desjardins can now apply for a CSV loan

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021
  • 11:53
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New digital life insurance broker launches

Dundas Life offers rate comparisons and policy applications online

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 11:46
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Life insurance claims related to Covid-19 increase amid second wave

Last year, December had the second-highest monthly total for individual claims attributable to the virus

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
  • 13:46
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Sun Life raises limit for non-medical life insurance coverage to $5 million

Some insurers have struggled to sell products to younger consumers accustomed to online purchases


Insurance regulators consult on conduct principles

The proposal complements the guidance on fair treatment of customers

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 13:05
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Insurers hop on LRCN bandwagon

More firms are expected to take advantage of new rules adopted last month, DBRS says

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Canada Life offers customizable term insurance

Clients can choose the exact term they want

  • By: Staff
  • April 5, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 08:30

Ensure your client can afford policy premiums

Needs assessment is more than gathering information

FSRA consults on proposed priorities

Total cost reporting for seg funds as well as title regulation are on the docket for fiscal 2022–23

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 13:52

Co-operators expands into wealth management

The firm's advisors have no minimums and are looking to serve "everyday Canadians"

IDC WIN acquires insurance assets from AFL Groupe Financier

The Guardian Capital subsidiary bought the Quebec firm's life and health insurance business and seg fund assets

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
  • 16:09

Sun Life buying U.S. dental benefits company DentaQuest for $3.1 billion

The acquisition will more than double the size of Sun Life's U.S. employee benefits business by revenue

Canada’s warming may hurt access to insurance: DBRS

Increasingly severe weather may lead to pullback in coverage as losses rise

Outlook for reinsurers improves post-pandemic

Rising prices, economic recovery support sector’s earnings

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 14:44