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What Canada’s brokers have asked of insurers on behalf of Canadians in dire straits

March 25, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canada’s national broker association issued an open letter to its insurer partners this week, recommending flexible payment options and emergency coverage extensions for clients in need, as well as support for single-office brokerages disabled by an outbreak of COVID-19 requiring

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Can New Brunswick handle spring flooding during COVID-19 crisis?

March 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier says his government will do what’s necessary to protect citizens if there is spring flooding while the COVID-19 crisis is still underway, and that could mean calling in the military. “We’re watching it very closely

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Crawford update on business operations following mandatory closure notices in Quebec and Ontario

March 25, 2020 Crawford & Co.

TORONTO, ON, March 25, 2020/InsPress/– Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. announced modifications to business operations across Canada following Monday’s provincial government orders in Quebec and Ontario to close non-essential businesses and workplaces. “Crawford has been preparing for scenarios like this

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Why it matters that insurance is declared to be an “essential service”

March 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

The insurance industry will continue to operate as an essential service after Quebec and Ontario issued orders for many companies to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And that’s a relief for consumers, brokers and insurers, say industry

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The impact of the pandemic on insurance mergers

March 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerages negotiating a merger or acquisition don’t have to stop because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Canadian M&A advisor suggests. “A good deal can get done. I suspect it may take a bit longer,” said Georges Pigeon (pictured), Montreal-based deal

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Will commercial BI policies cover pandemics after COVID-19?

March 24, 2020 by David Gambrill

Will COVID-19 cause Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry to start introducing pandemic business interruption coverage, in much the same way Calgary’s 2013 floods prompted the industry to introduce overland flood coverage into home insurance policies? Don’t count on it.

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How Intact will handle claims in an era of social distancing

March 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

Intact is assuring clients and brokers that they are “working around the clock” to keep the claims journey moving forward with as little interruption as possible. “We have mobilized our claims department to be there for our brokers and customers,

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Origin and Cause an Essential Service and Remains Open

March 24, 2020 by George Costandi

Toronto, ON, March 24, 2020/InsPress/ – Dear Clients and Industry Partners,  As multiple provinces have declared a State of Emergency this week due to COVID-19, Origin and Cause has confirmed that our services have been deemed an essential service. As such, we are permitted

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Pario Enhances Environmental Hygiene Services in Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020 by SCM Insurance Services

Toronto, ON, March 24,2020/InsPress/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences is committed now more than ever to providing services that complement and enhance our existing offering and provide valuable assistance to our clients and industry partners. It is with this

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CRU GROUP Environmental Team Donates PPE to help hospitals in southeast Florida

March 24, 2020 by CRU Adjusters

Dallas, Texas, March 24, 2020/InsPress/ –  Faced with pending protective equipment shortages, CRU GROUP today donated their stockpile of hazardous PPE for use by the hospitals in south Florida. In addition to cases of gloves and masks, CRU GROUP provided

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Social distancing means delivery drivers are in demand. Do they have proper coverage?

March 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Governments have forced restaurants, pubs and similar businesses to offer pick-up and take-out services. But as demand for delivery surges, the question must be asked: Do drivers have proper business insurance coverage? “Anytime you’re using your vehicle for a business

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How these two insurers are serving customers during the pandemic

March 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Most Desjardins agency offices are now dealing with customers over the phone and Internet, while CAA Club Group has closed its Ontario stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Desjardins agents are continuing to focus on servicing our clients,” a spokesperson