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Lytton fire raises questions about possible subrogation

July 5, 2021 by David Gambrill

As the British Columbia Wildfire Service works with the RCMP to investigate the cause of a fire last week that burned down 90% of the village of Lytton, preliminary reports that the fire originated in the town — and not

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5 skills insurance pros need in a more virtual world

June 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

Everyone in the insurance industry today must have a minium of five skills, and companies need to hire and manage to these skills, according to an insurance executive. Digital skills, emotional intelligence, resiliency, people-centricity, and being a team player are

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Internet kills idea of an inconvenient place to defend your client: Judge

June 30, 2021 by David Gambrill

In the age of Zoom, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has essentially found that it doesn’t really matter in which jurisdiction you defend your clients in an arbitration hearing — it’s all part of the common cyber landscape now.

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Old equipment causing new problems for insurers

June 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

Insurers are getting a front-row seat in learning the risks that come from aging renewable energy-producing equipment, says an industry expert. The last 15 years have seen a spark in growth in the area of renewable energy development, particularly in

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The essence and future of WICC

June 29, 2021 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note: This article is Part 2 of a two-part story honouring the 25th anniversary of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC). Part 1 appeared in Canadian Underwriter‘s e-Newlsetter on Tuesday, June 29.   Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade

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How much more you say you’re working from home

June 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

Three in five Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals report working more hours from home than when they were working in the office, according to a recent Canadian Underwriter poll. However, a number of readers wrote in open-ended responses that

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How reinsurance prices could come down

June 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Record-low interest rates are making insurance-linked securities attractive to some investors, and this could be good news for primary insurers. ILS includes but is not limited to catastrophe bonds, said Marcos Alvarez, Toronto-based senior vice president and head of insurance

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Appeal court upholds $385,000 payment to Northbridge arising from accident benefits assignment

June 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently ruled in favour of Northbridge Insurance in an auto liability claim that featured a dispute over how much of the plaintiff’s accident benefits should go to the liability insurer. Kossay El-Khodr was rear-ended

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How a return to work changed the approach of this Top 5 insurer

June 25, 2021 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada is taking a deliberate and measured approach to change initiatives in the second half of the year, with the understanding the next few months and the looming return to the office will be a stressful time for employees.

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Return to work: How P&C industry workers feel about workplace safety

June 25, 2021 by Adam Malik

Fears about COVID-19 infections in the workplace, questions about safety precautions, and concerns about vaccination rates are key reasons why some property and casualty insurance professionals say they are not enthused about a return to the office. Canadian Underwriter’s Working

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Here’s what can go wrong if you give away a salvage vehicle

June 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A couple who thought they received a written-off camper trailer as a gift are entitled to some compensation for repairs they made before the registered owner came to retrieve the vehicle, a Newfoundland and Labrador court has ruled. Sherry Drake

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Aviva Canada exec predicts how long supply chain pressures will last

June 24, 2021 by Jason Contant

A supply chain bubble that is putting pressure on the Canadian P&C insurance industry should burst within a year or two and it’s just a matter of riding it out, an Aviva Canada claims executive suggested during a virtual fireside