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Wawanesa Insurance Successfully Implements CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance

January 20, 2020 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

Toronto, ON, January 20, 2020/InsPress/ –  Wawanesa Insurance, Canada’s largest property and casualty mutual insurer, has successfully implemented CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance (MPOI).  Wawanesa’s broker partners in Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia can now send electronic pink slips directly

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Markel Canada and Interpodia Technology Announce Partnership

January 20, 2020 Markel Canada

Toronto, ON, January 20, 2020/InsPress/ –  Markel Canada Limited, the division of Markel International that provides insurance solutions for commercial liability needs across Canada, has announced that it has partnered with Interpodia Technology to increase compliance and mitigate risk in

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An MGA can land in “big trouble” if it fails to do this

January 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Technology could make it easier to start up new managing general agents – which is good news for some and bad news for others, panelists suggested during a recent webinar. “If you [as an MGA] are sitting there thinking, ‘Oh

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What Sonnet hopes to gain from NHLPA partnership

January 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Technology is making more of an impact in professional sports, and the same can be said for insurance. That makes re-upping the relationship between Sonnet and the National Hockey League Players’ Association a natural decision, said the company’s marketing head.

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Pollution exclusion means no coverage for this dry cleaner defendant

January 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia court ruling in favour of Intact Insurance Company and Economical Mutual Insurance Company is now final. A Vancouver-based dry cleaners that wanted to make a pollution-related claim with the two insurers, under commercial general liability policies, cannot

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Are you following these password blunders?

January 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

From leaving passwords written on sticky notes laying around to using simple passwords to not using proper technology to secure client data, employees and companies still have much to learn about data security, according to a recent report. And with

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Should the industry have a specific line of business for ‘catastrophe’?

January 16, 2020 by Jason Contant

Is it time the insurance industry starts zeroing in on a single definition of catastrophe? Traditionally, the industry would offer a named perils policy outlining specific catastrophe coverages or an all-risks policy, which covered risks unless they were specifically excluded.

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Highland DKI Opens Their Second Location in Brampton, ON

January 16, 2020 by DKI Canada

Brampton, ON, January 16, 2020/InsPress/ – Highland DKI is pleased to announce their newest location in Brampton, ON.  Highland DKI is a full-service restoration contractor providing professional cleaning and insurance restoration services for over 40 years. Highland DKI services areas

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How all-encompassing is the war risk exclusion?

January 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Exclusions in commercial insurance for losses arising from violence might be broader than some of your clients think. “The war risk exclusion does not just apply where war has been officially declared between two or more countries,” said Lalita Mohabir, national

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Your client’s vehicle is damaged by a massive pothole. Is it covered and is the city liable?

January 15, 2020 by Jason Contant

You’re on your way to work minding your own business when all of a sudden you drive over a massive pothole and damage your car. Does your auto insurance cover it and can the city be held liable? In short,

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How to reduce a condo corporation’s insurance premiums

January 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

With condo insurance premiums on the rise – in some jurisdictions, premiums have reportedly increased by 780% — and coverage scarce, legal counsel and Canadian Underwriter readers have a few ideas for the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s forthcoming risk manager

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Sedgwick Acquires G&E Enterprises

January 15, 2020 by Sedgwick

MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 14, 2020/InsPress/  — Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced its acquisition of G&E Enterprises. G&E Enterprises, whose primary product, software-as-a-service offering T&M Pro, is a premier billing and