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The impact of COVID-19 on independent adjusters

March 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

As most Canadians are being asked to leave home only when necessary, how will the property and casualty industry deal with a large catastrophe, such as a major wind storm, while still taking precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19

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How brokers are responding to Canada’s economic support announcement

March 18, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is welcoming the federal government’s announcement of a slew of measures to assist Canadian employees, consumers, and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the financial aid, worth about

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Why Canada’s P&C industry is ready to absorb hit of pandemic-induced recession

March 18, 2020 by David Gambrill

Already under financial strain due to tightening markets in several lines of business, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry nevertheless seems well-positioned to withstand a global recession triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic — at least in the short term.

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Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) Applauds Progress Made by the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations’ (CSIO’s) INNOTECH Advisory Committee

March 18, 2020 by Michael Spiar

Toronto, ON, March 18, 2020/InsPress/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) applauds the progress made by the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations’ (CSIO’s) INNOTECH Advisory Committee and their collective efforts in solving common industry pain points. The

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Where the Co-operators is raising home insurance premiums

March 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Co-operators General Insurance Company reported a double-digit increase in homeowners’ premium growth in 2019, which the Guelph, Ont. insurer attributes to higher average premiums in Ontario and Western Canada. In its annual report released Wednesday, The Co-operators reported net

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What Intact is doing during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Intact Insurance employees are working from home and the company has created a dedicated team to keep an eye on developments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company told Canadian Underwriter. “We are taking steps as needed to keep our people

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Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding amid COVID 19 outbreak


MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Genevieve Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the

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How liability insurance responds (or not) to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are sued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t assume they will be covered by a commercial general liability policy. General liability policies have exclusions; and for COVID-19, the most relevant exclusion is probably pollution, suggested

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Brokerage stops walk-ins, tells staff to work from home

March 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

No clients will be walking through the doors of at least one Alberta brokerage, thanks to fears around spreading coronavirus in the office. Leibel Insurance Group has closed its doors to client visits and told all employees to work from

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How COVID-19 is changing virtual medical assessments

March 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

Virtual medical assessments could play a significant role in keeping the insurance industry moving along during the COVID-19 pandemic. But conducting such procedures will be changing as people are urged to stay home. “COVID-19 has brought this up to the

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Non-Canadians (with exceptions) barred from entering Canada

March 16, 2020 by David Gambrill

In an aggressive move to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that the federal government will be closing the country’s borders to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Exceptions

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Crawford & Company deploys adjusters following Australia Bushfires

March 16, 2020 Crawford & Co.

Toronto, ON, March 16, 2020/InsPress/ – Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates announce today that they have deployed 13 adjusters from