MPI Reports $14.2M Earnings in First Quarter

Manitoba Public InsuranceFirst quarter net earnings for Manitoba Public Insurance came in at $14.2 million.

MPI faced increased claims being made during this past winter, resulting in an increase of $9.6 million — or 8.1 percent — in physical damage claims. The public insurer says the increase was offset by a drop in bodily injury claims from last year of $35.7 million.

“Bodily injury claims have appeared to return to normal levels from last year’s abnormally high levels,” said Heather Reichert, vice-president, finance and chief financial officer.

As a result, total claims costs for the first quarter of the fiscal year decreased $26.6 million compared to last year.

First quarter earnings were measured during the first three months of the year, ending May 31, 2014.

— Staff


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