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Why Hub bought Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice

March 11, 2020 by Jason Contant

Hub International’s recent acquisition of Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice will allow the global brokerage to better serve the needs of both large employers and mid-market customers, the brokerage told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. “[Morneau Shepell’s] focus on large and jumbo

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ServiceMaster Restore Announces New Ownership in Guelph

March 11, 2020 by ServiceMaster of Canada Limited

Toronto, ON, March 11, 2020/InsPress/ – ServiceMaster Restore is pleased to announce Justin Callon, Andrew Jackson, Billy Van Wyck and Jason Jones as the new owners of ServiceMaster Restore of Guelph. Callon, Jackson and Van Wyck currently own ServiceMaster Restore

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Releases White Paper on Business Implications of COVID-19

March 11, 2020 Ecclesiastical Insurance

Toronto, ON, March 11, 2020/InsPress/  – With Coronavirus now spreading through countries far from its origin in China, it is now considered by experts to be at pandemic potential. Ecclesiastical Insurance has published COVID-19 : A guide for businesses and organizations,

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Northbridge reveals your client’s biggest risk of commercial property water damage

March 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Improper installation of pipes and connections is one of the biggest risks your clients face when it comes to water losses, Northbridge Insurance suggests. “Most water damage losses occur as a result of faulty workmanship. If contractors improperly install pipes

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Why this ski resort’s waiver argument doesn’t cut it with appeal court

March 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia judge should not have used a North Vancouver ski resort’s warning notices to throw a personal injury lawsuit out of court, the province’s appeal court found in a ruling released March 4. In Apps v. Grouse Mountain

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Is Alberta next for no-fault insurance?

March 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Alberta will move to a no-fault system for auto physical damage if the province’s brokers have their way. That’s just one of 20 legislative and regulatory changes the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) has recommended to Alberta’s Auto Advisory

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On why Aon-Willis Towers Watson’s deal was predictable

March 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

One industry professional with a reinsurance background is really not surprised by the announcement yesterday by Aon plc that it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for $30 billion in stock. “I think the writing has been on the wall

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INNOTECH Advisory Committee Shortlists Proposed Solutions

March 10, 2020 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

Toronto, ON, March 10, 2020/InsPress/ – The CSIO INNOTECH Advisory Committee met on February 28 for another full day working session where committee sub-group members presented their recommendations on potential solutions to address industry pain points identified at the last meeting. Each

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How carriers are covering travel insurance in the age of coronavirus

March 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Carriers who offer travel insurance are taking different approaches to covering trip cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that claimed its first Canadian victim Monday. Typically, travellers with regular trip cancellation insurance with trips booked before the

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Industry female execs discuss today’s challenge of raising young families

March 9, 2020 by David Gambrill

Yes, it is possible for a woman to be a senior executive in the insurance industry and successfully raise a family with young children. Women all make their own individual choices about the best way to raise their young families,

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Aon plc to buy Willis Towers Watson

March 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Global brokerage Aon plc announced Monday it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for reportedly nearly $30 billion in an all-stock transaction. “This combination will create a more innovative platform capable of delivering better outcomes for all stakeholders, including clients, colleagues, partners

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30 Forensic Engineering Congratulates Jeff Reitsma on Receiving the Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts Certification

March 9, 2020 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, MAR. 9, 2020/insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce that Jeff Reitsma MBA, PMP, P.Eng., Vice President & Practice Lead, Multidisciplinary Remediation has been certified by the Ontario Dispute