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Return to the office: Acknowledging workers’ fear

May 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the P&C industry plans to return to the office safely while remaining socially distant, perhaps the greatest challenge lies in accommodating anxious, digitally-empowered employees and clients who aren’t yet ready to return to traditional workplaces while the pandemic is

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CRU GROUP honoured to assist with Fort McMurray devastation

May 5, 2020 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, MAY 5, 2020/insPRESS/ –  Unlike the 2016 wildfire, Fort McMurray residents and business owners only needed to evacuate for one week before returning to their properties after the recent flood. Assessing the damages and working through the necessary

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CSIO launches new Commercial Lines Certification Program

May 5, 2020 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, MAY 5, 2020/insPRESS/ – CSIO is pleased to announce the launch of its new Commercial Lines (CL) Certification Program. The program is designed to support and recognize insurer and service provider members who have implemented CSIO CL Data

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ClaimsPro continues to provide claims support in Fort McMurray as residents return home

May 5, 2020 by SCM Insurance Services

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, MAY 5, 2020/insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s independent adjusting and claims management leader, continues to provide claims support in Fort McMurray in response to the recent flooding and as the evacuation order is lifted for people to start

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How this reinsurer views property risk in Fort McMurray

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Some properties affected by the current flooding in Fort McMurray, Alberta, were also affected by the massive wildfire in 2016 but despite the multiple tragedies, the properties are still considered insurable. “Property in the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta is

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Opinion: The dangers around the pandemic of litigation

May 4, 2020 Philip Cook, Chairman, Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.

As we optimistically look forward to at least the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 virus, our industry should start to prepare for the “pandemic of litigation” that will undoubtedly follow. Our property and business interruption policies will be

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How to exclude business interruption during pandemic

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial insurer does not want business interruption covering a pandemic-related exposure, how should the policy be worded? One insurance defence lawyer would advise the carrier to add a section entitled ‘Pandemic/viral/bacterial infection’ to the list of exclusions. “I

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Brokers urged to plan now for eventual return to the office

May 4, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers are now turning their minds towards returning back to the office safely while the novel coronavirus pandemic is still underway and a vaccine has yet to be developed. Brokerages across Canada will need to be aware of what

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How COVID-19 will forever change this line of business

May 1, 2020 by Jason Contant

COVID-19 has highlighted the concerns associated with clustering suppliers in one region, such as China. Supply chain risk is one area of insurance that will see changes in the post-pandemic world, according to Tracy McLean, senior vice president of global

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The ‘hidden’ cyber risks of remote work

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients are vulnerable to hidden risks when they have large numbers of people suddenly working remotely or from home in a disaster, as we are seeing in the pandemic, experts told brokers listening in to Canadian Underwriter’s latest webinar.

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How pandemic is affecting this Top 5 insurer’s bottom line

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Delays in construction projects, business interruption, and reduced frequency of vehicle accidents will have an impact on insured losses, but it’s too early to predict exact numbers, The Co-operators General Insurance Company suggested in recent securities filing. “Given the many

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Kernaghan Adjusters’ new hire will be essential to Fort McMurray flooding response plan

May 1, 2020 by Kernaghan Adjusters

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, MAY 1, 2020/InsPress/ – Kernaghan Adjusters (KA) , Canada’s most reliable independent adjusting firm – is pleased to welcome back Christie Belok-Bunn CIP to the Alberta team. Christie began her career as a Claims Adjuster after attaining