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How pandemic could complicate claims adjusting after Alberta hail storm

June 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic could complicate the movement of adjusters if help is needed from south of the border to deal with the aftermath of the recent southern Alberta storm. “I think customers by and large are recognizing that it’s complicated

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Health experts urge caution as big business demands loosening of travel rules

June 19, 2020 by Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Health experts are urging caution after business leaders called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial premiers to ease air travel restrictions. Paul Pottinger, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, says big business should

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How the industry can take advantage of artificial intelligence

June 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerages who use artificial intelligence could find opportunities to upsell based on changes in a client’s lifestyle, according to a software vendor executive. The more data you feed a machine learning model and the more you train it, the better

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Hot line: Why residential fire frequency is up

June 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The surge in people working from home has brought an increase in home cooking fires, risk and insurance professionals observe. “You are seeing a spike in residential fires in condos and rental units because people are at home more and

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One cheap way for cities to reduce basement flood risk

June 11, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is encouraging Canadian municipalities to follow the example of Nova Scotia municipalities that are distributing basement flood prevention tips to property owners with their tax bill. Starting Friday June 12, both the town and

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Military reports ‘shocking’ conditions in Ontario nursing homes

May 27, 2020 by Colin Perkel- THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A new report from the military helping battle COVID-19 in five long-term care facilities in Ontario has revealed extreme neglect and exposed the extent of the ugly conditions facing residents, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to offer help

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Meet the restauranteur who’s taking the industry to court over pandemic BI coverage

April 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Believe it or not, some commercial clients expect business interruption insurance to cover loss of income if the business gets interrupted, even if the cause of the interruption is a pandemic. Regina restaurant owner Thomas Siarkos is one such client.

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Afterburn

April 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Home insurers in Quebec may be on the hook for major fire losses on their property policies in the aftermath of an earthquake

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Losing faith

April 7, 2020 by Harmon C. Hayden, founder, Harmon Hayden Law

A defendant insurer admits coverage, so why did the court say its actions showed bad faith?

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Mind the gap

April 4, 2020 by Emily Atkins, Freelance Writer

Is cyber coverage keeping up with the type, frequency and severity of attacks?

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Intact loses court battle over voiding auto policy for misrepresentation

September 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If an Ontario auto insurer discovers a client made a material misrepresentation or non-disclosure in its application, could the insurer treat the policy as invalid to begin with? Not now. Or at least, not if the fact situation is the

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Extensive fire damage to 29-unit PEI apartment building

July 18, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHARLOTTETOWN – A pre-dawn fire has extensively damaged a three-storey apartment building in downtown Charlottetown displacing more than 50 people. The Canadian Red Cross says most of the tenants in the 29-unit complex on 10 Harley Street are seniors. The