Serving the Energy Sector in Ontario

MEARIE offers comprehensive general liability, fleet/vehicle and property insurance to the majority of electricity distributors in Ontario. Given Members essentially “own” the Reciprocal, MEARIE is highly motivated to serve the needs of its customers. As a licensed insurer, MEARIE enhances its leading-edge position within the marketplace by pursuing innovative, new products while maintaining superior customer service.

No other insurer is so completely focused on serving the energy sector. We deliver in-house product development, underwriting, rating, risk management, program administration, claims administration, Member education and more.

 

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Highlights for the Last Five Years

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2022 represents the 35th anniversary of successful operations for The MEARIE Group.  We’ve prepared the following corporate highlights to recognize performance over the most recent five years – since the time of our last corporate milestone in 2017, when we recognized our 30th anniversary.  Our accomplishments for these past five years, and particularly the last two, have taught us much about deploying the qualities of resilience, grit and optimism to the issues and challenges we have faced.

Over the course of these last 35 years, we have consistently embraced a spirit of cooperation with and commitment to Ontario’s energy sector.  The outcome has demonstrated accomplishments that go beyond the original premise for MEARIE.  We’ve provided risk solutions that satisfied the needs originally identified in the late 1980s,  and over the years we’ve expanded and built an entity successful in both scope of offerings and scale of impact.  One that has delivered 35 years of performance and success.  Further, one that is making the adaptations essential to support our evolving clients, environment, exposures and more.  Here’s to the future.

As part of our recognition for this anniversary year, we created this video to mark the moment!

HubSpot Video

2022

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Performance Highlights

  • MEARIE celebrates 35th Anniversary!

  • Traditional face-to-face AGM held: Anniversary Edition!

  • This is the first year in the 2022 – 2024 underwriting period. All members have moved forward into the new underwriting cycle

  • New reinsurance arrangements for all three programs - Liability, Property, Casualty - confirmed for 2022 year
  • 2022 Rating Strategy: A premium reduction was applied to 2022 rating providing premium stabilizing support to all Members
  • The Group Benefits self-service portal rolled out

  • Digital marketing campaign for the 2022 Training program is being rolled out

Governance

MEARIE Board

  • Scott Mudie | Chair

  • Bryce Conrad | Vice Chair

MMI Board

  • Art Skidmore | Chair

  • Jerry Van Ooteghem | Vice Chair

2021

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Performance Highlights

  • First virtual AGM in MEARIE history a success!

  • Launch of new/separate Underwriting Groups: Allow Members to insure risks not possible to be insured through either the broader insurance marketplace or MEARIE’s other Underwriting Groups

  • 2021 Rating Strategy: A significant premium reduction applied to 2021 Member rating

  • The launch of our newest programs Virtual Healthcare and Retiree Health and Dental have been well-received by Group Benefit clients

Governance

MEARIE Board

  • Brian Wilkie | Chair

  • Scott Mudie | Vice Chair

MMI Board

  • Art Skidmore | Chair

  • Jerry Van Ooteghem | Vice Chair

2020

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Performance Highlights

  • Successful implementation of a new business handling system to support property/casualty administration needs

  • Implementation of multiple technology programs (CRM system, Training registration tool), including the launch of the new MEARIE website

  • Great support for the Liability Program: To enhance protection, new increased, excess insurance limits made available across critical insurance policies

Governance

MEARIE Board

  • Brian Wilkie | Chair
  • Vinay Sharma | Vice Chair

MMI Board

  • John Sanderson | Chair
  • Art Skidmore | Vice Chair

2019

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Performance Highlights

  • The first year in the 2019 – 2021 underwriting period and with all active Members continuing as subscribers

  • Full review of the Comprehensive Liability insurance policy wording, including wording for Privacy, Cyber & Network Security Liability and enhanced Directors and Officers Liability insurance

  • MMI made significant progress in the Group Benefits System automation activities: Completed the build of client user functionality and successfully trained 70% of LDC clients

Governance

MEARIE Board

  • Brian Wilkie | Chair
  • Vinay Sharma | Vice Chair

MMI Board

  • John Sanderson | Chair
  • Art Skidmore | Vice Chair

2018

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Performance Highlights

  • Member approval at the AGM for a new Governance Model and election of MEARIE Board
  • Launch of an online portal through our partnership with NetDiligence® to enhance cyber risk management support for clients
  • Significant project undertaken by MMI: Creation of the structured Chartered Director Program through partnership with The Directors College, McMaster University

Governance

MEARIE Board

  • Robert Mace | Chair
  • Brian Wilkie | Vice Chair

MMI Board

  • David Sinclair | Chair
  • John Sanderson | Vice Chair

Our Vision

The MEARIE Group will be the leader in the provision of insurance solutions to energy-related target markets in Ontario and strategically provide financial and business solutions where appropriate. The MEARIE Group will retain and grow its customer base through innovative creation of value-added products that satisfy the evolving needs of its customers and other energy-related businesses and individuals.


Our Mission

The MEARIE Group is progressive, innovative and dedicated to providing comprehensive and superior insurance, financial and business solutions at competitive rates to its customers. The MEARIE Group pursues quality growth consistent with the interests of its customers. The MEARIE Group maintains a customer-service-first attitude and deals fairly, ethically and professionally with customers, employees, suppliers and competitors.


The MEARIE Logo Through the Years



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