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Lloyd’s disputes claim over diamond-studded statue

January 8, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A major insurance company is fighting back after a British Columbia court required it to make good on a policy covering a gold, diamond-encrusted eagle statue allegedly stolen in Metro Vancouver more than two years ago. The B.C.

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Jones Brown acquired by large international brokerage

January 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian brokerage Jones Brown Inc. has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Itasca, Ill.-based Gallagher announced Tuesday. Jones Brown, which places both commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Hamilton. “The

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ParioQuantify Strengthens Maritimes Presence With Addition of Eric Fredericks

January 8, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

HALIFAX,  NS, Jan. 8, 2019 /insPRESS/ – ParioQuantify™, one of Canada’s top providers of property damage assessment and audit services to the insurance industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Fredericks, joining in the role of National Property Specialist.

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Latest Update from Envista Forensics, Canada

January 8, 2019 Envista Forensics

VANCOUVER,  BC, Jan. 8, 2019 /insPRESS/ – Envista Forensics is pleased to announce Arya Oskui has joined the Fire and Explosion Investigation team in Vancouver. Oskui has extensive technical experience in the investigation and analysis of fires, explosions, and product failures. 

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These two provinces now have storm surge and overland flood coverage

January 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

Homeowners in Quebec now have storm surge coverage available, while homeowners in Manitoba are covered for overland flood damage, The Co-operators said Monday. Storm surge, which includes rising water levels and waves caused by storms, presents a significant flood risk,

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In defence of public insurance

January 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s public auto insurer is challenging the view that opening up the market to competition will create efficiencies and better accident benefits. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) was responding to comments from the Canadian Federation of Independent

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Homeowner loses case arising from power surge

January 7, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia homeowner who suffered property damage due to an electrical power surge cannot claim damages from the city, the Civil Resolution Tribunal has ruled. In January, 2016, a City of Salmon Arm snowplow hit a power pole, resulting

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Merlin Underwriting partners with DAS Legal Protection to offer legal expense insurance to construction and contractor professionals

January 7, 2019 Merlin Underwriting Inc.

TORONTO,  ON, Jan. 7, 2019 /insPRESS/ – Merlin Underwriting Inc. announces its partnership with DAS Legal Protection Inc. (DAS) to offer further protection to their construction and contractor customers. Daniel Moses, evp & chief underwriting officer of Merlin Underwriting Inc.,

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The Co-operators acquires Quebec independent brokerage

January 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Co-operators announced Thursday it has purchased Quebec-based independent brokerage Assurances Madelein Inc., its 16th office in the province. The Laval, Que.-based brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance lines, as well as life, disability, health and mortgage insurance, and

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2019 Executive Outlook | Martin Thompson, RSA Canada

January 4, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter approached Canadian P&C industry executives with two questions: 1) What is the single most important change the industry must make looking forward into 2019? 2) How might this change be brought about? Their answers, featured in our 2019

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2019 Executive Outlook | Rowan Saunders, Economical

January 4, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter approached Canadian P&C industry executives with two questions: 1) What is the single most important change the industry must make looking forward into 2019? 2) How might this change be brought about? Their answers, featured in our 2019

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2019 Executive Outlook | Colm Holmes, Aviva Canada

January 3, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter approached Canadian P&C industry executives with two questions: 1) What is the single most important change the industry must make looking forward into 2019? 2) How might this change be brought about? Their answers, featured in our 2019