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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?

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Concussion v. whiplash

April 6, 2020 Samuel Howarth, Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences

What claims experts need to know about assessing low-speed motor vehicle impacts

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Big Moves – Gore CEO Heidi Sevcik to retire

April 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Sevcik was vice president of claims at Gore Mutual  when she succeeded Kevin McNeil as CEO in 2014

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Mind the gap

April 4, 2020 Emily Atkins, Freelance Writer

Is cyber coverage keeping up with the type, frequency and severity of attacks?

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Business, interrupted

April 3, 2020 Brooke Smith, Freelance Writer

Businesses can lose revenue in any number of ways. Increasingly, they can be shut down for political risks that are beyond the company’s control. Examples of emerging business interruption risks include trade wars, armed conflicts, or political protests. As businesses

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Sticker Shock

April 1, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How will underwriters assess your organization’s commercial property risk? A guide to help risk managers avoid renewal surprises in a tough market environment

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When is hard actually hard?

March 30, 2020 By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Canadian brokers assess the current market in commercial lines, noting the contrast with what’s happening in personal lines