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P&C industry needs help fighting auto theft: IBC CEO

October 19, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canada’s P&C insurance industry is doing its part to combat auto theft, but more support is needed from car manufacturers and governments to prevent this trend from worsening, Celyeste Power, president & CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),

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Why clients get dropped from their auto policies without knowing

October 17, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Drivers used to get a reminder in the mail that their license or plate renewal is approaching. But in 2022, the Ontario government stopped mailing out physical notices for expiring licenses.  Some drivers didn’t get the memo.  Mitch Insurance is

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The driving factor behind Navacord’s mergers

October 13, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Fresh from completing three mergers this month, Navacord president and CEO Shawn DeSantis tells Canadian Underwriter the company is working to expand its geographic presence and build national scale.  In British Columbia, Navacord announced its latest deal with Harbord Insurance

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How auto insurance will navigate a world with self-driving cars

October 4, 2023 by Tim Crljenica, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

Self-driving cars have been a part of visions of the future for decades, and what was once only imaginary has started to become reality. Not only do self-driving cars exist, but five U.S. states (Arizona, California, Michigan, New Hampshire and

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Major merger of three Navacord commercial brokerages

October 3, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Three Navacord brokerages are merging to create one of the largest commercial brokerages in Saskatchewan, the company announced Tuesday.  Henderson Insurance, Hoffmann Kool Insurance, and Life Line Brokers, will merge as HK Henderson, effective Nov. 1.  “The partnership creates one

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Tips for insuring properties worth more than $500 million

October 2, 2023 by Philip Porado

Coverage for high-value real estate, defined as sites worth $500 million or more, is often based as much on how those sites are used as on the physical assets themselves. Multi-use sites, where activities like manufacturing, distribution, logistics and management

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Zombie apocalypse: why businesses face liability from distracted walkers

September 25, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Smartphone zombies (i.e. pedestrians who use their phone while walking) aren’t just hazardous to themselves; this phenomenon also poses a major risk for insured businesses. People have become increasingly dependent on their devices, even going so far as to scroll,

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Toronto self-driving company strikes partnership with Uber Freight

September 22, 2023 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Self-driving tech company Waabi says it has struck a partnership with Uber Technologies Inc.’s freight division to accelerate autonomous trucking adoption. Toronto-based Waabi says the partnership will combine its core self-driving technology with Uber Freight’s logistics platform and

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Where 2023 Cat losses stand after summer storms

September 20, 2023 by David Gambrill

Summer storms in Alberta and the Prairies caused more than $300 million in insured losses, bringing the cumulative total of Cat losses to date in Canada to more than $2 billion — with another financial quarter to go in 2023.

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BrokerLink continues expansion with Atlantic Canada acquisition

September 13, 2023 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink continues its growth in Atlantic Canada with the acquisition of Nova Scotia-based brokerage Roger E. Strum Limited. Headquartered in Windsor, N.S., Strum Insurance has offered professional guidance for home, auto, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, boat and business insurance for more

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U.K.-based firm buys two Canada brokerages

September 12, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Looks as if the summer 2023 P&C brokerage merger train will keep on rolling into the fall. Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group has acquired Canada-based insurance brokers, Smith & Reid Insurance Brokers Ltd. and O’Neil Insurance. Smith &

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Are insurers united on which cars are at high risk for theft?

September 6, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Auto theft lists are not consistent among insurers, potentially causing consumers to wonder why one auto insurer may view their car as a high-theft risk, while another may not. Car thefts across the country have skyrocketed, costing the P&C industry