December 10, 2018
    We support AMF's draft online regs and suggest improvements for consumers


    November 16, 2018
    CADRI supports Ontario government’s move to foster innovation in the insurance business

    The Ontario government’s promise to allow insurers to offer their customers more digital options is a welcome move says the association representing direct insurers.

    “We know that 70 percent of Canadians are willing to download an application from their insurer,” commented CADRI Chairperson & CEO Alain Thibault. “In this context, it makes sense for us to be allowed to offer them proof of their automobile insurance digitally, if they want it.”

    In its Fall Economic Statement released yesterday, the Ontario government said it will change the regulatory framework to allow electronic proof of auto insurance, usage-based technology and full electronic commerce in the insurance business.

    “Having an application or a device reflect exactly how you drive means that your insurer can offer rates tailored to your safe driving record,” said Thibault. “New rules encouraging user-based insurance could encourage more Ontarians to try this out.”

    CADRI looks forward to working with the government to make the regulatory system governing automobile insurance more efficient: making the market more competitive and increasing consumers’ choices.

    August 31, 2018
    We encourage CISRO to consider harmonized educational criteria for Canadian General Insurance licensing


    August 29, 2018
    We ask CISRO to support our three strategic priorities: modernization, harmonization and engagemen


    June 25, 2018
    We call for better representation of direct-relationship insurers on the Insurance Council of BC Board


    June 18, 2018
    We continue to support work by CCIR and CISRO to guide fair conduct across jurisdictions


    June 14, 2018
    Our annual conference heard some early insights on FSRA and the new Ontario government

    Chairman & CEO Alain Thibault welcomed members to CADRI’s annual conference, which celebrated 20 years of leadership and advocacy

    Representatives of CADRI member companies were present at the conference to network, ask questions and hear from expert presenters and panelists.

    Barry Campbell and Paul Brown of Campbell Strategies shared their thoughts on the new PC government and its transition to power in a lively discussion.
    Mr. Brown observed that the 
    insurance industry, as one of the country’s most effective interest groups, is already well positioned to have its ideas heard by the new government.

    Mark White, CEO of Ontario’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) explains his plans for a more flexible, open regulator.
    CADRI’s conference was his very 
    first speaking engagement as FSRA C

    June 5, 2018
    We welcome new member Allstate

    Allstate Insurance Company of Canada has joined other leading Canadian direct-relationship insurers as a member of CADRI.

    “We welcome Allstate as CADRI’s newest member,” said Chair and President Alain Thibault. “We’re excited to be able to reflect their valuable insights in our discussions of emerging issues and our future submissions to government.”

    Allstate’s voice will now be included in CADRI’s ongoing efforts to promote innovation and fair regulation in the industry. Allstate will be represented on the CADRI Board by Marcelo Regen, ‎Vice President, Allstate Brand. Allstate representatives will also be added to CADRI’s Committees and Task Forces.

    “We look forward to building on CADRI’s successful advocacy work to date, and to meet the exciting challenges facing our industry,” said Mr. Regen.

    May 8, 2018
    Our advice to FSCO: Four ways to enhance new Superintendent’s Guideline on treating consumers fairly


    May 8, 2018
    We applaud FSCO’s proactive approach to technology and transition


    March 29, 2018
    CADRI Atlantic delegation: mission accomplished

    In March, Amy Beddow (CAA), Catherine Décarie (TD Insurance), Romi Morning (Cooperators), Brad Savelli (Aviva), Lynn Whitehead (TD Insurance), and Catherine Allman (CADRI) met for high-level discussions with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia regulators.

    Issues addressed in the wide-ranging discussions included government disaster programs and building consumer awareness of natural catastrophes, automobile insurance, regulatory and licensing harmonization, and progress on new technologies.

    Dialogue was opened on several issues of particular concern to the industry, and these will be moved forward in the coming months.

    March 8, 2018
    Our recommendations aim to enhance CCIR guidance to meet the needs of direct-relationship insurers and their customers


    February 7, 2018
    We support modernized Alberta regulations to keep up with changing customer expectations



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