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Habits of Highly Successful Risk Managers

April 6, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Steve Sachs, co-chair of the Willis Towers Watson Real Estate Practice, is a “big fan” of the late Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Sachs was such big fan of

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Covering your Interruption

April 5, 2018 Cary Schneider, Partner, Beard Winter LLP; and Greg Markell, President, CEO, Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions

For Canadian businesses, institutions and government agencies, ransomware and cyberbreaches have become an epidemic. Just five years ago, cyber risk ranked Number 15 in the annual Allianz Risk Barometer; this year, it has skyrocketed to Number 2.1 If you have

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Canada’s uninsurable risk

April 3, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

NAFTA’s potential collapse is a huge risk for Canadian exporters. In the absence of an insurance solution, risk managers can show their value by planning creative strategies for a trade disaster scenario.

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Tomorrow’s Risk Manager: Purchaser, Protector, Predictor

April 1, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Risk managers are entering a new era that emphasizes their strategic thinking skills. Increasingly, they will be asked to provide valuable risk insights that will help guide their organizations through an uncertain future. Are they up to the task?

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The Rebel who Embraced Insurance

March 23, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Adam Hare, chief operating officer of the digital division of a family brokerage, never planned to make a career of insurance. Now he has a passion for making P&C insurance “sexy” for customers. It may seem counterintuitive, but despite having

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Alberta: Canada’s poster child for climate risk

March 21, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Canadian reinsurers see the spread of catastrophe risk becoming increasingly concentrated in Alberta, where a population boom has led to unparalleled storm exposure.

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Loss control for grow-ops

March 19, 2018 Marc Raymond, Vice President, Professional Development Specialist, Afirm Solutions

As the cannabis industry transitions from underground to mainstream, licensed cannabis producers, processing facilities and dispensaries will require coverages akin to a myriad of other crop products and processing industries. From a loss control point of view, we need to

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Zombies on the sidewalk

March 19, 2018 Adam Campbell, senior associate, human factors, 30 Forensic Engineering

The science behind ‘Zombie Laws’ and their potential effect on the litigation of pedestrian collisions

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The Proof is in The Digital Wallet

March 16, 2018 Michael Spiar, Broker Relations & Communications Specialist, Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

An industry-wide solution for electronic delivery of insurance policy documents, including proof of auto insurance insurance (eSlips), has arrived in Canada. The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) in February launched My Proof of Insurance, an industry solution enabling

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Trojan Horse or Workhorse?

March 16, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Is smart automation a boon or bane?

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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

March 15, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

On May 3, 2016 a massive wildfire swept through the remote Alberta community of Fort McMurray, necessitating the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history, with upwards of 88,000 people fleeing their homes. May 3rd was a turning point as well

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Who’s afraid of blockchain?

March 14, 2018 Clive Bird, Account Executive, Axis Insurance Group

As blockchain-related businesses flourish, they are finding a lukewarm reception in the insurance market. Regardless of the company’s coverage needs, most traditional insurers are reluctant to release capacity and often decline to offer any level of coverage. Let’s look at