Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is an organization representing life insurance and health insurance providers in Canada. Membership is voluntary, and the association's website indicates that it was formed in 1894.[1]

The association is a member of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations whose member associations represent insurers that account for about 87 per cent of total insurance premiums worldwide.


Since 2007, Frank Swedlove has been serving as the Association’s President while the current Chair of the Board (2014-2015) is Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial Corporation.

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In May 2010, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Jeff Leal introduced a private member's bill based on the CLHIA's proposals for insurance reform.[2] This bill was strongly opposed by the New Democratic Party of Ontario, whose leader Andrea Horwath argued that it would favour insurance companies at the expense of consumers.[3]


  1. ^ About CLHIA, Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association Inc., accessed 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ James Daw, "Bill would make retirement savings plans mandatory," Toronto Star, 6 May 2010, B2.
  3. ^ Andrea Horwath, "Resist insurance lobby, expand CPP," National Post, 9 June 2010, FP15.

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