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Why rate hikes shouldn’t dissuade insurance policyholders from participating

Par life accounts eventually benefit from higher interest rates

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Canada Life acquires Value Partners Group

Deal adds investment counsel portfolio managers to Canada Life

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Corporate-owned life insurance as a charitable gift

Avoid bloopers when designating a charity as policy beneficiary

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Life insurers increase Assuris protection

Clients now get protection for at least 90% of their death benefits, seg fund guarantees and other coverages if their life insurer fails

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Insurance regulators promise new guidance on upfront compensation structures

Advisor chargebacks need robust controls, CCIR and CISRO said

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Advice-gap debate comes to insurance industry

Ahead of the proposed DSC ban for seg funds, a familiar refrain is in play

Publicly funded LTC insurance could address eldercare costs: NIA

A study of programs in other countries provides insights for Canada, the National Institute on Ageing says

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2023 May 5, 2023
  • 10:58
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Life agents falling short, FSRA finds

Almost half of high-risk agent reviews found best-practice failures

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Participating whole life: What it can and can’t accomplish

Advisors should “show a less rosy picture” than the DSIR

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Considerations when selling insurance to the gig economy

One in 10 Canadians, many lacking employer-sponsored disability coverage, work in the gig economy

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FSRA’s Huston Loke appointed CCIR chair

Loke replaces Robert Bradley as head of the insurance regulators' association

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2023 April 24, 2023
  • 15:25
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FSRA finalizes seg fund DSC ban

Final rules for a ban beginning June 1 were sent to the finance minister for approval

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FSRA proposes new conditions on life MGA

Supervision framework “largely based on delegation to upline agents,” regulator alleged

New insurance product for charitable donations could minimize philanthropy risk

Canada Life product addresses insurance-trafficking concerns that have previously dogged donations of life insurance

‘Bank run-type scenario’ at lifecos highly unlikely: DBRS

Causes of SVB failure unique to banks but some life insurance contracts with investment features are liquid, report says

Hundreds of Ontario insurance agents targeted for CE non-compliance

A FSRA review resulted in 445 letters of warning for failing to complete continuing education hours

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2023 March 9, 2023
  • 13:38

Manulife partners with Cleveland Clinic Canada

The collaboration aims to promote better health outcomes within group benefits

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 12:39

Nicola Wealth buys Levine Financial Group

Toronto-based firm provides insurance products and services to doctor clients

  • By: Staff
  • November 8, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 11:11

Manulife discontinues disability products for business owners

The insurer will stop accepting new business for four non-cancellable disability products as of Sept. 30