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Feature Mergers and Aqcuisitions

Deal or No Deal?

December 16, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Intact makes a splash with its intention to buy not only RSA Canada, but its parent company in Europe

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Taming Social Inflation

December 16, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Social inflation essentially describes insurers’ increasing legal costs. Why insurers are pinning this primarily on the rise of litigation funding

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The shift in how brokers are paid

December 12, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Compensation models based on performance continue to rise in popularity. A look at what some brokerages are doing and why…

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The show must go on

December 11, 2020 Scott Carroll, Executive Vice President, Program Director, Take1 Insurance

The new COVID landscape means looking for alternative ways to mitigate claims risk at live events

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Undisputed Neutrality

December 9, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

In a world where insurers are amalgamating claims service offerings, third-party forensic engineers can bring to the table a neutral, unbiased perspective that is void of any potential for a conflict of interest, says Chris Giffin, chief executive officer of Haag Canada.

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Mother Nature’s wrath

December 7, 2020 Derek Clouthier

Alberta continues to endure the most expensive insured weather events in Canada.  What’s happening and what can be done about it?

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‘The most litigated insurance concept’

December 6, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A lot of things can go wrong when a client agrees to add a counter-party to a contract as an additional insured. Here’s what your clients can do to reduce the risk of a nasty coverage dispute

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Future workplaces

December 5, 2020 Nick Novinger, Regional Manager (Quebec), Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

Many brokers turned working from home into a success. What lessons can we take with us when we return to the office?

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Western Perspective

December 4, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Meet Clint Smith, chief operating officer of Manitoba-based Andrew Agencies Ltd., which recently acquired several brokerages in Saskatchewan. Smith gave us his take on the challenges brokers face in Western Canada, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inside

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Wearing a new hat

December 3, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Asked what “value-added” services they are providing to clients, brokers say they are increasingly wearing a risk manager’s hat. That means giving their clients more holistic advice on claims, loss control, and risk mitigation.

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Big Moves: New market entrant in Canada launches with a familiar face

December 3, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Haag Global has picked the former CEO of Giffin Koerth, now known as 30 Forensic Engineering, as its leader

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Why Uber has a new insurer

October 23, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

After a five-year-long business relationship with Intact, ridesharing giant Uber moved its business to Economical. What prompted the move?