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Meet Greg Knowles, Chief Underwriting Officer

March 19, 2019 Totten Insurance Group

TORONTO, ON – March 19, 2019/insPRESS/ – Denis Dei Cont, President, Totten Insurance Group, is pleased to announce Greg Knowles has joined Totten as Chief Underwriting Officer and Executive Vice-President, effective March 25, 2019. “We’re fortunate to bring Greg onto our executive

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How the Big 5 banks insure their directors’ liability

March 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s five biggest banks are paying nearly $8 million a year collectively in premiums, for billions in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance with no deductibles, recent security filings show. The total coverage limit and the circumstances under which those policies

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Flood victims win lawsuit against neighbour over laneway access

March 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A commercial property owner who was sued for $100,000 by neighbours over water damage is unable to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The top court announced March 14 it is denying Marilyn Marks leave to appeal a Court

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Paid You’ve Filed Your Taxes. What Comes Next?

March 18, 2019 David Smagata, DAS

At some point in their lives, most Canadians will be subject to a tax audit from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). While the process can be anxiety-inducing and stressful, having the right insurance policy can help you prepare for an

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The big concern among commercial clients about cyber policies

March 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Some commercial clients are looking for more consistency across the industry in cyber policy wording. Survey data shows cyber is the Number 1 hot topic for members of Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Inc., said Jennifer Goodwin, chair of

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How bad financials can affect your client’s insurance rates

March 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Do insurers really care about a client’s balance sheet? A former lawyer who represented The Trump Organization recently suggested clients could get a good rate if the broker could be certain that the client could pay the premium. Brokers contacted

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Don’t count on interest rate hikes this year or next

March 15, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – TD Securities is predicting the Bank of Canada will keep its key interest rate on hold through to the end of next year. The forecast builds on the firm’s forecast last week that the central bank would not

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What this study says about replacing windshields for vehicles with driver-assist safety features

March 15, 2019 by David Gambrill

Camera calibration – which is required after replacing windshields on cars that offer advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) – is just as efficient using aftermarket replacement windshields as it is with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) windshields, according to a new

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How waiving this government fee could reduce auto premiums

March 15, 2019 by David Gambrill

If the Ontario government wants to take one small step towards reducing auto insurance premiums for its drivers, it might consider dropping its administrative charges for drivers and their insurers to obtain three-year driving records, one industry professional suggests. “Assuming

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Pario Welcomes Eddie Deveau to Calgary Office

March 15, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

CALGARY, March 15, 2019/insPRESS/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Edward Deveau

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Pario Welcomes Jacob Evelyn to Barrie Office

March 15, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

BARRIE, Ont., March 15, 2019/insPRESS/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialised engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jacob

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Broker fined for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million coverage change

March 14, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker is out of pocket $1,000 for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million change to a client’s commercial property insurance policy. On Dec. 12, 2011, an insurer requested renewal instructions from Manitoba broker Horace Smaczylo, as