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When it comes to buying life insurance, there’s no time like now when you're young and healthyPosted on: 01/08/2017
Updated needs-based selling resources for insurers and advisors now availablePosted on: 27/01/2017
CLHIA recently updated the following three Reference Documents, which describe best practices, including examples, for needs-based selling.
Opening remarks to the Quebec Public Finance Committee as part of the consultations on the future of the Quebec Pension Plan
Submission on the document "Strengthening the Plan to Promote Greater Intergenerational Fairness", and the support document "Observations on Retirement in Quebec"
Posted on: 11/01/2017
News ReleasesNews Release
Posted on: 03/01/2017
CLHIA in the NewsOp-ed submitted to National Post on Taxation of Benefit Plans
Posted on: 22/11/2016
News ReleasesCanadian Life and Health Insurance Association Launches Outreach to Young Adults
SubmissionPosted on: 15/11/2016
Posted on: 11/11/2016
Posted on: 10/11/2016
SubmissionPosted on: 10/11/2016
Posted on: 01/11/2016
THE LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY REACTS TO MEASURES ANNOUNCED IN QUEBEC'S ECONOMIC PLAN UPDATE
Posted on: 25/10/2016
Posted on: 15/09/2016
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts
Posted on: 15/09/2016
News ReleasesToday, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) released the 2016 edition of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts. In addition to a new look for this annual publication, the industry’s “factbook” illustrates yet another year of strong growth in 2015, despite the ongoing challenging economic conditions.
Posted on: 03/08/2016
SubmissionPosted on: 06/06/2016
SubmissionPosted on: 02/06/2016
Posted on: 01/06/2016
News ReleasesOn Wednesday, June 1, 2016, this open letter from a coalition of 15 organizations was published in the following 10 newspapers across the country
Posted on: 31/05/2016
News ReleasesThe members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial Inc. as Chair.
SubmissionPosted on: 31/05/2016
Submission to Innovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaPosted on: 30/05/2016
SEB First PrinciplesPosted on: 21/04/2016
Posted on: 24/03/2016
Public Policy papers
Posted on: 22/03/2016
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Posted on: 24/02/2016
News ReleasesNews Release
SubmissionPosted on: 11/02/2016
CLHIA Submission to IASB re Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts Exposure Draft
The Association appreciates the IASB's efforts to address concerns about the misalignment in the effective dates of implementing the new insurance contracts Standard and IFRS 9. We are pleased to provide responses to the specific questions posed in the IFRS 4 exposure draft on Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts.Posted on: 08/02/2016
Submission to Honourable Charles SousaPosted on: 29/01/2016
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) appreciates the opportunity to provide input as CAPSA prepares its Strategic Plan for the 2016-2019 period.Posted on: 29/01/2016
In response to a request from the Financial Action Task Force, the Global Federation of Insurance Associations surveyed insurers to see if they have developed terrorist financing characteristics and risk indicators.Posted on: 22/01/2016
CLHIA comments on the November 2015 position paper, Modernizing the New Brunswick Insurance Licensing Framework
SubmissionPosted on: 21/01/2016
Submission to the Honourable Roger MelansonPosted on: 18/01/2016
Comments on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's Initiative #2Posted on: 11/01/2016
SubmissionPosted on: 05/11/2015
Posted on: 05/10/2015
News ReleasesThe Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is encouraged by today's announcement of a successful conclusion to the TPP negotiations.
The submission outlines our member's concerns and further explains how NB's current Worker's Compensation (WC) legislation has negatively impacted individuals with employer-sponsored group insurance plans.Posted on: 25/09/2015
NEW NATIONAL STANDARD ESTABLISHED BY CANADIAN INSURERS AND RHEUMATOLOGISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO BIOLOGIC DRUGS
Posted on: 02/09/2015
Posted on: 31/08/2015
Submission to Health Canada regarding 'Potential Impacts of Draft Tamper-Resistance Properties of Drugs Regulations'
Response to stakeholder questionnairePosted on: 11/08/2015
CLHIA is pleased to respond to the New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat's consultation paper, engageNB Literacy
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is pleased to respond to the New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat's consultation paper, engageNB Literacy.Posted on: 29/07/2015
Our comments on the proposed regulation relate to the provisions intended to establish special licensing requirements for funeral directors who sell prearranged funeral plans funded by insurancePosted on: 28/07/2015
CLHIA Comments to the Ontario Finance Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives, Initial Consultation Document
SubmissionPosted on: 27/07/2015
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry submission on Access to Prescription Drugs in New Brunswick
Industry input to the Discussion Paper published by the Department of Health in June 2015Posted on: 24/07/2015
Notes on upcoming meeting with the Canadian Dental Association and the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec
SubmissionPosted on: 20/07/2015
CLHIA provides comments on consultation paper "Balancing Oversight and Innovation in the Ways We Pay"Posted on: 14/07/2015
Industry thoughts regarding our preferred governance approach for the updated claims standard.Posted on: 14/07/2015
Submission to Shirley Pate Re: Alberta Health consultation on the Registered Nurses Profession Amendment Regulation
Posted on: 17/06/2015
News ReleasesThe members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Mary Forrest, President and Chief Executive Officer, North America (Life) of Munich Reinsurance Company as Chair.
Posted on: 09/06/2015
News ReleasesThe Canadian life and health insurance industry congratulates Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney on today's launch of a national financial literacy strategy.
Letter to Alberta's new Minister of Finance regarding premium taxes and long-term disabilty contracts
CLHIA congratulates the Honourable Joe Ceci on recent appointment as President of Treasury Board and Minister of FinancePosted on: 02/06/2015
Letter to Alberta's Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors regarding prescription drug programs and pricing
CLHIA congratulates the Honourable Sarah Hoffman on her recent appointment.Posted on: 02/06/2015
Posted on: 21/04/2015
News ReleasesThe Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes a number of measures in today's federal budget. "We are particularly pleased with those aimed at enhancing opportunities for long-term investment," says President and CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) Frank Swedlove. "We support the increased funding for infrastructure, most notably the recognition that P3 alternative financing can be an effective contributor. We also support the further release of 50-year government bonds over the next year," he noted.
Posted on: 26/03/2015
News ReleasesNews Release
Highlights the importance of open markets and a level playing field in the global insurance sector.Posted on: 26/03/2015
GFIA comments on Ecuador's new regulatory and supervisory regime and the impact on the reinsurance market
GFIA believes such regulations could reduce the effectiveness of the Ecuadorian reinsurance market to support the development of the insurance industry, limit its ability to enhance the resilience of insurers and restrict the access to new modern international products and know-how.Posted on: 13/03/2015
CLHIA comments on FCAC's proposals on stakeholder engagement and the consultation framework for compliance and enforcement issues
SubmissionPosted on: 06/03/2015
The life and health insurance industry strongly urges the government to reconsider several of the key design elements of the ORPP in order to better promote the retirement income prospects of Ontario workersPosted on: 13/02/2015
Posted on: 12/02/2015
News ReleasesNew research for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) raises significant concerns about the impact of the proposed Ontario Registered Pension Plan (ORPP) on the retirement savings of Ontario workers.
Posted on: 16/01/2015
Industry Fact SheetsThe life and health insurance industry contributes to the financial well-being of almost 28 million Canadians, with 4.8 million in the Toronto Region, by providing a wide range of financial security products such as individual and group life insurance, individual and group annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and pensions), and supplementary health and disability income insurance.
Posted on: 13/01/2015
Industry Fact SheetsCanadian life insurers make significant charitable donations and sponsorships to support a broad range of initiatives, particularly in the areas of health and wellness, education, arts and culture, social services and disaster relief.
Proposed Foreign Direct Investment increasePosted on: 31/10/2014
CLHIA comments on proposals regarding the sale of funeral insurance at funeral homesPosted on: 28/10/2014
Proposed Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations and Pooled Registered Pension Plan Regulations
Detailed comments regarding proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations and Pooled Registered Pension Plan RegulationsPosted on: 27/10/2014
GFIA appreciates the chance to provide input into the process of the ICS development. The previous informal consultation and the ten principles put forward by the IAIS provide valuable insight into current IAIS thinking of the design of the ICS, and constitute a useful basis on which to exchange views.Posted on: 20/10/2014
We strongly agree with the statement in the discussion paper that the "current system is working well; stakeholders and Albertans are being well served". As you move towards an integrated, single regulator for pensions, insurance and financial institutions, we recommend that you continue with the collaborative approach that has been successful in the past.Posted on: 02/10/2014
Posted on: 23/09/2014
Industry Fact SheetsWith assets of almost $647 billion in Canada, minimal exposure to distressed asset classes and a comparably more robust Canadian market than elsewhere in the world, Canada's life and health insurers rank among the strongest financially both nationally and internationally, and are well positioned to meet their obligations to their policyholders.
GFIA response to the IAIS "Draft Procedures on Meeting Participation and the Development of Supervisory and Supporting Material and Draft Policy for Consultation of Stakeholders"
Letter urges the IAIS to reconsider its proposed decision to generally exclude stakeholders from IAIS meetings.Posted on: 02/09/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 15/08/2014
Addressing inaccurate conclusions about the benefits of nationalising Canada's prescription drug coverage marketPosted on: 13/08/2014
CLHIA submissionPosted on: 05/08/2014
The CLHIA supports the IAIS’s goals, initiatives and views on the purpose, focus and processes of supervisory colleges as outlined in paragraphs 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4.Posted on: 25/07/2014
CLHIA's comments on FCAC's recent consultation paper "Toward a National Strategy For Financial Literacy - Phase 1: Strengthening Seniors' Financial Literacy"
Our comments primarily address the first goal. We believe that creating the right conditions for seniors, indeed all Canadians, to take ownership of their financial preparedness is key to the success of the financial literacy strategy. Several important elements contribute to engagement.Posted on: 14/07/2014
Letter to Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan Re: Consultation Paper: Non-Residency Unlocking of Pension Funds
Information for Clients on the Canada-U.S. Information Exchange Agreement to Improve Cross-Border Tax Compliance
Last Updated June 11, 2014Posted on: 12/06/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 12/06/2014
Letter to Ontario Ministry of Finance Re: Proposed Regulation to Implement Pension Benefits Act Section 39.1
SubmissionPosted on: 20/05/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 24/04/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 13/03/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 04/03/2014
Comments to OSFI Regarding Draft Advisory on Changes to the Membership of the Board and Senior Management
SubmssionPosted on: 28/02/2014
SubmissionPosted on: 03/02/2014
CLHIA's comments on the Ministry of Finance's consultation "Securing Our Future: Strengthening Retirement Income in Ontario through Pooled Registered Pension Plans"
SubmissionPosted on: 20/01/2014
CLHIA comments on "Opportunities for Reforming the New Brunswick Licensing Framework for Other-than-Life Insurance Agents and Brokers"
Longevity risk transfer markets: market structure, growth drivers and impediments, and potential risks
Comments on the Joint Forum of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision paperPosted on: 18/10/2013
CLHIA SubmissionPosted on: 15/10/2013
Letter to Prime Minister Harper Re: Upcoming Speech from the Throne - Concerning prescription drugs and long-term care