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Why you’ll have trouble finding D&O insurance for clients using blockchain

August 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers looking to place directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage for clients involved with blockchain or digital assets will not have an easy time finding the coverage, since there is a limited underwriting appetite for it. “It’s definitely feasible, and

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Look to utilities, retailers for cyber sales opportunities, suggests new survey

August 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to sell cyber coverage to big business, focus your efforts on utilities and retailers, suggest the results of a recent survey. The survey of companies with 500 or more employees also found that a growing number of

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Signs of a hardening commercial market

August 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Shopping around for the best deal for a business client may be getting more difficult as commercial lines prices start to uptick. Among commercial insurers, “it seems there is a little bit of tightening up on the risk appetite,” Raymond

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Which insurance lines will blockchain transform?

August 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

As the hype around blockchain continues and it looks increasingly like the technology is here to stay, insurers are taking a closer look and seeking to create coverages to respond to this evolving market. Blockchain currently has a variety of

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Diversity critical for MGA entering Quebec market

August 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

For Canadian managing general agents, maintaining a diversified portfolio and effective distribution channel for products is crucial to success, according to Gary Hirst, president of CHES Special Risk. Hirst spoke to Canadian Underwriter Thursday, one day after CHES announced it

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Directors’ liability at issue in challenge to environmental protection order

August 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan company facing a possible fine of $1 million arising from an alleged environmental offence could have its case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case centres around the validity of an environmental protection order. In Canada,

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Court allows Just for Laughs founder to appeal class-action sexual harassment lawsuit

August 17, 2018 Stephanie Marin - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault. Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Mark

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Hub introduces new cannabis insurance and risk services for Canada

August 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced Wednesday that it has launched cannabis insurance and risk services for the Canadian market. The offering, under Hub’s agribusiness and farm specialty practice, is also available in the United States. It provides medical and

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Should Canada reconsider how it finances wildfire suppression?

August 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

As hundreds of wildfires burn across British Columbia, one disaster mitigation expert is recommending that Canada reconsiders how it finances fire suppression costs. Last year, B.C. alone paid out more than $560 million in fire suppression costs, and it is

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What private insurers think of changes to B.C. auto insurance model

August 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canada’s private auto, home and business insurers say the “fair rate” auto insurance model proposed by British Columbia’s public auto insurer last week is “long overdue.” Under the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC)’s proposed new auto insurance model, higher-risk drivers

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How Quebec’s largest insurance brokerage just got larger

August 8, 2018 by David Gambrill

Quebec’s largest insurance brokerage, Lussier Dale Parizeau, just got larger with the acquisition of Trinome Conseils. Trinome Conseils assists companies, associations and groups at the provincial and national levels with group insurance, pension plans, occupational health and safety, human resources

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New Canadian auto insurance product coming soon

August 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Insurance will be soon launching a new iteration of its usage-based auto insurance (UBI), a company official says. The revelation came during a July 31, 2018 conference call about the insurer’s past quarter results. During the call, an investment