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Landing Top Producers

December 4, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Where do you find top-flight commercial brokers when the pool of highly-qualified talent is shallow?

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Richly Deserved

December 3, 2018 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Is your brokerage looking to build a performance-based compensation plan? Chances are, you are not alone. In Canadian Underwriter’s 2018 National Broker Survey, more than 250 broker owners and principals shared their views on the effectiveness of four types of

Feature Brokers

Making Better Brokers

December 2, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Thom Young, co-founder of Lundgren & Young Insurance Ltd. in Alberta, gives the business case for promoting professional development in Canadian brokerages. “This actually makes you money, so you should be doing it.”

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How to open your doors to diversity

December 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

When it comes to workplace diversity, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry could use a bit of a boost. Statistically, the industry is lagging behind other Canadian workplaces when it comes to diversity. What would it take to bring more

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Regulatory tentacles

November 7, 2018 Ryan Gustafson, Head of Multinational, AIG Canada

Regulators are watching captives carefully. How to avoid getting caught in the grasp of a tax audit

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Changing the Channel

November 6, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

The property and casualty insurance industry is like a cable TV network: you can choose from among a variety of channels – broker, direct, multi-channel and omni-channel. Desjardins’ Denis Dubois explains what they all mean, and tells CU how distribution channels may evolve in the future.

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Treading Water

November 5, 2018 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Insurers have introduced many new products to cover water  damage arising from catastrophic flood events, but the industry can’t solve the flood risk issue on its own. Here’s how they can improve their own response – and how Canadian governments can help

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Excluding Stupidity

November 4, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

The purpose of insurance is not to bankroll  high-risk, reckless behaviours

Feature Risk

Pollution Protection

November 3, 2018 Brooke Smith

Pollution claims can be spectacularly damaging when they happen, and they are often excluded from CGL commercial insurance policies. So why aren’t more contractors buying environmental insurance, and how can brokers reverse the trend?

Feature Reinsurance

Power of Small

November 2, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Canada’s reinsurance marketplace, featuring a relatively small piece of the global premium pie, creates a challenge for reinsurers to grow their business. So why do reinsurers remain optimistic about their future prospects?

Feature Brokers

Growth Gurus

November 1, 2018 Danielle Kubes

SurexDirect.com increased its revenue by 3,097% in five years, making it Canada’s fastest-growing insurance business. How they did it and what’s in store

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Covering Small Business Cyber Exposure

October 18, 2018 David Gambrill

Considering the potentially devastating effect of a cyber attack on a small business in Canada, it’s surprising to see a recent study showing that more than a third of Canadian firms do not report carrying cyber insurance coverage. “For me,