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Promise to insure trumps cross-indemnification, court rules

September 8, 2022 by David Gambrill

In a commercial hull and machinery insurance policy containing cross-indemnities, a promise to insure by one party trumps the indemnity by the other unless the contract clearly states otherwise, B.C.’s Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving two separate

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Commercial insurer, brokerage granted right to a jury trial in marine claim

September 7, 2022 by David Gambrill

A B.C. commercial fishing operation must face a jury in its insurance claim against Intact Insurance and the brokerage Harlock Murray Underwriting Ltd., B.C.’s Supreme Court has ruled. The court was not convinced the claim of Arctic Pearl Fishing Ltd.,

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Jim Abernethy Challenge: Can P&C industry top $500K for blood cancer research?

September 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

In this year’s second annual Jim Abernethy Challenge, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada hopes Canadian P&C insurance professionals can help top last year’s $500,000 contribution to blood cancer research and community support. The Jim Abernethy Challenge is part

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Invoices don’t add up in commercial claim against RSA, court rules

September 1, 2022 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s Superior Court has rejected two claims made by a clothes store operator against RSA for a total of $127,000 in lost inventory due to water damage, because the retailer could not prove the value of the lost merchandise. In

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Insurer found vicariously liable for adjuster selling client information

August 26, 2022 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s public auto insurer has been held vicariously liable for a privacy breach, in which one of its claims adjusters sold client information to a third party that ultimately led to arson and shooting attacks. “Between April 2011 and January

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What insurers are doing to improve recruiting

August 23, 2022 by Philip Porado

It’s not your imagination, COVID-19 really did throw a wrench into the insurance industry’s ability to hire and retain talent, says a new Deloitte report on the state of Canada’s P&C industry. It found industry demand for people with the

High cost of housing repairs are fueling rising insurance claims costs
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Deloitte report: How microeconomic factors will impact claims costs

August 17, 2022 by Philip Porado

Yes, overall inflation is high. One trip to the grocery store demonstrates that faster than a macroeconomics refresher lecture. So will a glance at Canada’s June 2022 Consumer Price Index, which jumped 8.1% over the prior year to mark its

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Client anger: It’s getting tough out there for insurers

August 12, 2022 by David Gambrill

Saskatchewan’s privacy officer has allowed the government’s auto insurer to withhold portions of a claimant’s risk assessment, on the basis that revealing the information could conceivably lead to injury or harm to its employees. However, the privacy commissioner required Saskatchewan

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Where Aviva thinks insurers are feeling inflation’s impact most acutely

August 10, 2022 by David Gambrill

Inflation is wreaking havoc in all major lines of P&C insurance, but its effects seem to be most acute in auto insurance, particularly auto physical damage, reports Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah. “The most acute impact we’ve seen so far

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Newfoundland’s largest wildfire in 60 years: what the P&C industry needs to know

August 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

A long-burning forest fire in Newfoundland has charred over 10,800 hectares, but one claims professional says they’ve yet to see any claims come through, since the affected areas are not densely populated.  The fire has been burning for close to

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2021 Cat frequency ties 2008 for second place

August 3, 2022 by Glenn McGillivray

Severe weather cost Canadian insurers $2.25 billion in 2021, placing the year in the Top 5 for losses according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Last year, 14 events with $25 million in claims or higher were declared nationwide,

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Where Canada’s P&C insurance professionals are at with COVID

August 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

When deciding whether to attend industry events in-person, just over half of Canada’s risk professionals are casting a wary eye on COVID-19, while about one in three are ready to move on, according to responses received in a Canadian Underwriter