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How this statutory benefits ruling hinged on the word “the”

November 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan’s highest court has ruled in favour of the province’s government auto insurer in a case involving statutory death benefits paid collectively to three dependant children. The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan’s ruling in Johnson v Saskatchewan Government Insurance, released

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Power outage restoration enters “most difficult phase”: Hydro Quebec

November 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec says it is aiming to have all of the roughly 40,000 customers still without power Monday afternoon reconnected to the grid by Tuesday. The 1,400 employees working to restore power across the province following Friday’s windstorm have

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WICC & GivingTuesday – the global day of giving is coming…..

November 5, 2019 Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade

Toronto, ON, Nov 6, 2019/InsPress/ – GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday.  This year let’s join together and support WICC to positively change the future of cancer. Join millions of people across

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Highly Anticipated InsurTech North Conference Opens Registration

November 5, 2019 InsurTech North

Toronto, ON, Nov. 6, 2019/InsPress/  – MSA Research Inc. is excited to announce that online registration is now open for its annual InsurTech North conference. Now in its third year, InsurTech North 2020 takes place April 6-7 at the Beanfield

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BrokerLink acquires another Ontario brokerage

November 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

BrokerLink has acquired Newmarket, Ont.-based Buckley Insurance Brokers Ltd., which places home, auto and commercial insurance. Buckley notified its customers Friday by email that it is now part of BrokerLink, which is owned by Intact Financial Corp., owner of Canada’s

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Who bought who this past week in the Canadian P&C space?

November 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited has bought another Canadian firm as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its employee benefits and pension solutions. Hub announced Monday it had acquired R Bruce Inc., doing business as RBI Advisory Group.

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Why this commercial food spoilage claim from ice storm was denied

November 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client has coverage for business interruption and spoiled perishable food inventory, does that still kick in if the loss was caused by damage to power transmission lines off the client’s property? For a Toronto bakery, the answer is

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Firming market ‘might have legs,’ Fairfax executive predicts

November 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance premiums are up nearly 14% for carriers owned by Fairfax Financial, and much of that is due to price increases, the holdings company’s president suggests. “In my career here – 16 years – I haven’t seen anything quite like

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Government services affected by weekend ransomware attack

November 4, 2019 The Canadian Press

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Crucial Nunavut government services from health to justice were still impaired Monday after a weekend cyberattack locked out civil servants from access to electronic information. “We are working non-stop to resolve this issue,” said Premier Joe Savikataaq

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J.S. Held LLC Expands Surety Practice with Acquisition of Benchmark Consulting Services, LLC

November 4, 2019 J.S. Held

JERICHO, N.Y. , Nov. 4, 2019/InsPress/  – J.S. Held, a global consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired Benchmark Consulting Services, LLC (Benchmark). Benchmark provides expertise on construction matters throughout the Western United States. The firm is recognized as

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FIRST Canada revolutionizes online payment options for brokers and their clients

November 4, 2019 by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

TORONTO, ON, Nov. 4, 2019/InsPress/ – FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada), the industry leader in payment solutions, announced today a revolutionary way for brokers to offer customized online payment options to their clients. Now brokers can have one

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APOLLO Exchange launches digital Help Centre, featuring video tutorials and livechat

November 4, 2019 by David Dyck

TORONTO, ON, Nov. 4, 2019/InsPress/ — APOLLO, Canada’s largest online insurance marketplace, has announced the unveiling of a brand new Help Centre within the Exchange, which gives broker partners immediate access to information, 24/7. Now broker users are able to