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Executive Outlook 2020 | Nick Creatura, CNA Canada

December 17, 2019 Canadian Underwriter

Nick Creatura, President, CEO, CNA Canada Within commercial insurance, 2020 is expected to herald a continuation of the current transitional market as industry participants seek out a new equilibrium. Shifts in carrier appetites, more intentional deployment of capacity, and increased

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Soaring above the pile

December 5, 2019 The CIP Society - Insurance Institute of Canada

Does it become an ethical issue when claims workloads start to pile too high?

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Chain of Command

December 4, 2019 By Emily Atkins, Freelance Writer

TD Insurance now owns several auto repair centres, yet another example of an insurer buying into the supply chain

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The same, but different

December 3, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Hard market conditions will likely stay the same in 2020, but brokers will not. Here’s how you can expect brokers to change over the next year…

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Flooded with new exposure

December 2, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Laura Twidle, managing director at Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), adds a new twist on why the P&C industry is inundated with flood claims. Hint: It’s not just climate change


Executive Outlook 2020

December 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

What are your priorities for change in the upcoming year? We asked 10 industry executives to name their Number 1 issue facing Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry next year — and what the industry can do about it. We present their comments as a guide to help you plan for your business success in the future.

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Standing out in the crowd

November 5, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Yes, you offer your clients the best rates in addition to speedy, personalized service. But so does everyone else. Here’s one way to stand out from the crowd….

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Amazon aspirations

November 4, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Be like Amazon, experts tell the P&C industry. But is it realistic for brokers and insurers to mimic the retailing giant’s online sales model?

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Heat Map

November 3, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Reinsurers bore a large portion of the Fort McMurray wildfire losses. Now, they want better data on Canada’s high-risk areas

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Mind the Gap

November 2, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The gap between those who are insured against catastrophes and those who aren’t is still noticeably wide, particularly as storms are supposed to get worse. Monica Ningen, president and CEO of Swiss Re Canada and English Caribbean, describes  what can be done.

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OSFI’s ticking time bomb

November 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canada’s solvency regulator and the property and casualty insurance industry are working to defuse a potentially explosive situation – one that could
see global reinsurance capital fleeing from Canada. What will be the outcome of this ticking regulatory time bomb?

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Pitch to Win

October 5, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

In the competitive world of insurance sales, you only have one chance to hit a home run. How do  you knock your business pitch out of the park?