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How RSA plans to shore up its personal lines results in Canada

March 11, 2019 by David Gambrill

Expect RSA in Canada to take remedial underwriting actions in its personal lines portfolio – including auto rate increases of between 3% and 16%, and potentially selected broker cancellations – in order to shore up results after a tough year

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Zurich Canada names new head of property

March 11, 2019 by David Gambrill

Yvonne Steiner has been named head of property for Zurich Canada. She will be a member of the Zurich Canada executive team and report to Zurich Canada CEO Saad Mered, effective Apr. 15. “We are very excited to have a

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What hard market in liquor liability means for clients

March 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Clients planning St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may find themselves short on luck when it comes to insurance coverage. It’s becoming more difficult for clients to get insurance for liquor-related losses with the terms they need, one managing general agent observes.

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Insurtech seeks to bring the ‘Uber-Netflix-Spotify-Amazon’ experience to commercial clients

March 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

An insurtech with offices in Ontario is looking for commercial and personal lines carriers who want to sell insurance the way Spotify sells music. “We are talking to several Canadian insurers who have an interest in launching new products” Philippe

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What surprises this broker about sports insurance

March 11, 2019 Dan Ralph THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – He has played Canadian university football and coached the game, but Todd Smith is waiting before he lets his two sons get on the field. “I’m not in a rush to put my kids into football just knowing

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30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Amanda Wyllie to Technical Writing Team

March 11, 2019 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, MAR. 11, 2019/insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Wyllie M.A. as Technical Writer/Report Editor. Amanda Wyllie M.A. Technical Writer Pursuing her passion for English Literature, Amanda attended Queen’s

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How to sell commercial coverage to small businesses

March 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokers looking to sell commercial coverage to small businesses need to keep it simple, fast and client-specific, industry professionals told Canadian Underwriter Thursday. Sometimes when buzzwords like artificial intelligence, blockchain and chatbots dominate the conversation, the cart comes before the

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Steps to scale innovation at your company

March 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

Scaling innovation across a business can be a challenge, as most organizations start innovation in a “pocket, team or lab,” a speaker said late last month at the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference. Simon Chan, head of corporate innovation thought leadership at

News InsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Brokerlink acquires family-owned brokerage in Alberta

March 8, 2019 by David Gambrill

BrokerLink has welcomed into its tent a 40-year-old family brokerage located in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Nicolet Insurance Ltd., a full-service operation offering auto, home, business and travel insurance, has joined Brokerlink, one of Canada’s largest property

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International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter

March 8, 2019 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, MAR. 8, 2019/insPRESS/ – International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Also, the day is about unity, reflection, advocacy and a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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Cannabis: opportunities and risks for brokers — Part 1 of 2 [podcast]

March 8, 2019 by Canadian Underwriter

How will you as a broker seize on the opportunities associated with cannabis insurance? Legalized last year, cannabis possession in Canada is opening up a whole new world of potential business clients. Do you know the short-term and long-term risks

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Burns & Wilcox Canada acquires specialty MGA

March 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox Canada announced Thursday they have acquired Toronto-based TRU Transportation Risk Underwriters Ltd., a managing general agency with unique transportation expertise. TRU will become part of B&W Canada, a flagship organization of Kaufman and