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Aviva Canada’s quirkiest claims of 2019

December 23, 2019 by Jason Contant

In the last year, Aviva Canada has handled thousands of property and auto claims, including a few quirky and unusual ones. Here are some of the quirkiest: Chaotic kitchen kitties: Two home alone kittens accidentally turned on the kitchen faucet,

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Last tanker cars to be removed from site of derailment in Saskatchewan

December 23, 2019 The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Sask. – Canadian Pacific Railway says it expects the last of its damaged cars will be removed by the end of the week from the site of a fiery derailment in Saskatchewan. It also says in an email that

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Top 5 Canadian court rulings of 2019 for P&C insurance

December 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Tragedies, mishaps and financial disasters often lead to court disputes, resulting in rulings from judges. Sometimes judges disagree with one another and appeals get filed with higher courts, but the end results often provide lessons for the industry. Here are

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Top 5 pieces of advice for insurance pros

December 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

There was plenty of advice dished out at conferences over the last year, whether it was on attracting talent, how seasoned pros can help the younger generation, or how insurers can think differently. Here are some of the highlights. Flexibility

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Top 3 M&A insurance deals in 2019

December 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

2019 saw a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian P&C space and it’s unlikely 2020 will buck the trend. In fact, in the past few weeks alone, one Ontario brokerage bought another one, a Florida-based brokerage bought a

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Top 5 Canadian P&C insurance appointments in 2019

December 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

2019 saw a changing of the guard at several brokerages, insurers and associations. Here are the top 5. Gallagher Canada CEO Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the fourth biggest property and casualty brokerage in the world, announced Dec. 5 that

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First batch of legal marijuana edibles on their way for B.C.

December 20, 2019 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government says the first batch of legal marijuana edibles, extracts and topical will soon be available for purchase, two months after they were legalized in Canada. The province says it received its first shipments of the

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Kernaghan Adjusters Welcomes Yves Eleosida to Ontario Team

December 20, 2019 by Kernaghan Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, DEC. 20, 2019/insPRESS/ – Dennis Schembri CIP, CFEI Vice President Ontario Operations, is pleased to announce that Yves Eleosida CIP has joined the Kernaghan team in its Toronto, ON office. Mr. Eleosida began his insurance career in 2006 as

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3 ways these award winners say communication can improve

December 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

If there’s one area in which insurance professionals have room to grow, it’s in communicating. Whether it’s between brokers, with associations, to customers or with other industry partners, communication is something top of mind for recent winners of the CIP

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How Canada’s insurance industry fares in diversity & inclusion

December 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The industry is not “horrible” when it comes to diversity and inclusion but more can be done, speakers suggested at KPMG Canada’s recent insurance conference. Diversity and inclusion have to be “directed from the very top,” said Heather Masterson, president

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Reinsurer opens shop in Canada

December 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Validus Reinsurance Ltd. has established a branch office in Toronto with Heather Legg as its new chief agent, parent company American International Group Inc. announced Thursday. Legg, currently a senior vice president at Validus, is a former senior executive with

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APOLLO and Berkley Canada to offer Santa a digital insurance buying process on the Exchange

December 19, 2019 by David Dyck

TORONTO, ON, Dec. 19, 2019/InsPress/  — Just in time for the holiday season, APOLLO, Canada’s largest online insurance marketplace, has partnered with Berkley Canada, a niche specialty and accident, health and travel insurer, to offer Santa Claus a bind online