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Ripple effects

May 7, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

How will the deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson affect brokers in Canada?

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COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers

Feature Catastrophes

The biggest one

May 5, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the industry will survive a global pandemic

Feature Appointments

Big Moves: Can-Sure founder resurfaces in B.C.’s MGA market

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

P&C veteran Jeff Hart heads up Vailo Insurance Services Ltd., a recently-launched managing general agency

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Narrowing your focus

May 3, 2020 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In a hard market dominated by large players, small and mid-sized commercial brokerages face an existential choice: Specialize — or risk extinction.

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Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.

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This is not a drill

May 1, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff: Jason Contant, Greg Meckbach, Adam Malik and David Gambrill

Since mid-March, Canada’s P&C industry has been working from home and social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. What have we learned so far that will help us prepare for the next pandemic?

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Be Bold

April 10, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

It’s time for risk managers to take some risks when it comes to their own careers. Laura Langone, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) president, explains why – As told to Adam Malik Risk managers are generally risk-averse when it

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Putting psychology up against probability

April 9, 2020 Adam Keung, CEO, New World Insurance

How a question on probability sent one broker down a rabbit hole — and ultimately gave him a way to explain the hard market to his clients

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Afterburn

April 8, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Home insurers in Quebec may be on the hook for major fire losses on their property policies in the aftermath of an earthquake

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B.C.’s move to no-fault

April 8, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

What the province’s changes to auto insurance mean for drivers, brokers, and the legal system

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Losing faith

April 7, 2020 Harmon C. Hayden, founder, Harmon Hayden Law

A defendant insurer admits coverage, so why did the court say its actions showed bad faith?