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Joseph El-Sayegh joins Quebec brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau

February 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

The former president and CEO of reinsurer SCOR Canada, Joseph El-Sayegh, has joined Quebec brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP). LDP announced El-Sayegh’s appointment as regional vice president, commercial services and practice leader in risk management, effective Jan. 11. Among other

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Working from home? Make sure you take your lunch break

January 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

Leaders in the Canadian property and casualty insurance space need to create the “psychological safety” for employees to take time for lunch, including ensuring that workers don’t get penalized or are viewed as less productive for doing so. That was

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Assessing mental health in the P&C industry

January 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

The mental stress on property and casualty insurance professionals can be heavy in a normal year. But when the challenges of a global pandemic are added to the mix of handling the bad news phone calls day after day, it

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What’s missing while working from home

January 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

While many embrace the greater workplace flexibility ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, employees may be missing out on mentoring opportunities for career development, P&C leaders say. For example, mentoring is made more difficult when brokers can’t turn around in

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CFIB raises estimate of small businesses at risk of closing permanently

January 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO – More than 200,000 Canadian businesses could close permanently during the COVID-19 crisis, throwing millions of people out of work as the resurgence of the virus worsens across much of the country, according to new research. The Canadian Federation

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Miss the office commute? This is why you should

January 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Many property and casualty insurance professionals are not missing driving into the office every day after shifting to working from home for the last 10 months. However, a pair of researchers are saying the daily commute does provide valuable benefits

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How Canada’s P&C professionals feel about working from home

January 19, 2021 by David Gambrill

Most Canadian P&C insurance industry professionals would like to see more hybrid, flexible working arrangements once the health threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. “I’m not really keen to go back to five days a week [in the

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Movers and shakers: Who’s moved where to start the year

January 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new year brings new faces in new positions and the P&C insurance industry was no exception. NFP formed a new group with two veteran leaders, while Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Chubb Canada made new appointments. Brokerage NFP

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How ‘take-home COVID’ can impact employers’ liability

January 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

COVID-19 can cause a commercial general liability claim if a commercial client is sued by the family member of a worker who has caught the disease at work and then infected family members, insurance law experts suggest. “Take-home COVID” is

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How Hub’s leader recommends tackling broker burnout

January 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

Brokers of all stripes have been especially taxed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s especially important to make the time to find opportunities to take a break, advised a national brokerage leader. Tina Osen, president of Hub

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Managing your remote workforce in a post-COVID world

January 5, 2021 by David Gambrill

Flexible work arrangements appear to be here to stay, even after the pandemic is gone, and several in the P&C insurance industry are turning their minds towards how to manage a more remote workforce in the future. Imagine future office

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Government travel controversies expose need for risk management plans, experts say

January 5, 2021 by Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The backlash against Canadian politicians who travelled to warmer climes over the holidays despite public health warnings to stay home is a wake-up call that organizations need clear risk management plans, experts say. The fallout of ignoring travel restrictions could