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Restoration Myth-Busting: Three-day Drying

May 8, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

Insurance carriers could dramatically improve cycle time, profitability and improve customer service if they abandon misinformation about restorative drying. It has been nine years since one of the world’s leading restoration minds wrote the article “The three-day drying myth.” By

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Small is Beautiful

May 8, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

It’s fair to say that Nick Stagliano and Scott Mastromatteo dislike bureaucracy. In fact, their need to get out from under the load of meetings, paperwork and layers of management was a principal motivator in the founding of NSA Claims.

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Claims, Interrupted

May 8, 2018 Shane Swinson, SVP, insurance portfolio, FirstOnSite Restoration

Why a new breed of storms paves a new course for claims managers

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Tech Report: Is 2018 the Year of the Broker?

May 7, 2018 Eric Fenton, Head of Insurance, EPAM

Canadian insurers have emphasized work on their front-end systems to provide a direct-to-consumer experience. Now that carriers are working on their legacy systems to better integrate with brokers, will a direct broker-to-consumer experience be far behind?

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Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity

May 5, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Carriers offer advice to help brokers grow their business in a challenging pricing environment.

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ABCs of Acquisition

May 3, 2018 Adam Mitchell, President, Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers

Here’s a quick summary of how to find clients organically, keep track of them, and know how much the new business is worth to you.

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7 ideas for automating your business to promote growth

May 1, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Opportunity exists to automate tasks, allowing you to generate new business by working smarter and not harder. Here are some quick and easy ways to use technology to your advantage

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Understanding Business Interruption Losses

April 11, 2018 Jay Strano, Managing Director, Crawford Forensic Accounting Services

Prompted by the emergence of new triggers, business interruption remains a top risk according to the 2017 Allianz Risk Barometer, which defines it as “a loss of income that could impair a company’s revenue stream and thus [trigger] a shortfall

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Up in the Air

April 8, 2018 Sean Tindale, Lawyer, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP

Your client’s liability for negligent drone use is a gray area. Here’s what insurers should consider when assessing the civil liability of drone operators.

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Underwriting Lust

April 7, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Sexual misconduct lawsuits are the “hottest of the hot topics” for D&O insurers right now in Canada and the United States, according to U.S.-based D&O author Kevin LaCroix. In the United States, lawsuits against media personalities for alleged sexual misconduct

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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