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How long will it take to get out of this hard market?

September 28, 2020 by Adam Malik

After setting aside as to whether or not we’re in a hard market, industry consultant Phil Cook said he expects the hard market to last into 2022. Cook, who is also chairman of Omega Insurance Holdings, typically gives his Industry

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The pandemic-induced change Intact says has ‘proven to work’

September 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers who sent most of their employees home to work have demonstrated remote access can indeed work — and even offer co-workers an opportunity to get to know each other’s families better — but it may be challenging over the

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‘Bold and underline that’ — What this Aon exec says is the top reinsurance issue

September 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Social inflation is the top item of concern for an Aon reinsurance executive, even if it’s an issue being exacerbated in the United States rather than in Canada. “I would bold and underline that — that is, I think, the

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Feds urged to consider backstop for ‘tail risks’ such as pandemic, quake and flood

September 25, 2020 by David Gambrill

Discussions around providing pandemic coverage in the future are highlighting the need to develop a Canadian federal government backstop for other serious “tail risk” events such as earthquakes, floods and wildfires, says the president of the Property and Casualty Insurance

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The insurance implications of virtual healthcare in the COVID era

September 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

As more and more Canadians take advantage of virtual healthcare options during the COVID-19 pandemic, brokers and insurers need to make sure their clients have adequate insurance protection for this emerging risk. The move to medical consultations by video or

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What you need to do to get your client’s submission approved by underwriters

September 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers need to pay close attention to the quality of submissions they make on behalf of clients to underwriters because the smallest missing detail can be the difference in whether or not the application is approved. Underwriters are swamped these

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Winners and losers of the COVID-19 quarter

September 24, 2020 by David Gambrill

Although COVID-19 infected the underwriting results of the entire P&C insurance industry, it did not affect all insurance organizations equally, as recent data released by MSA Research shows. “The overall picture that emerges at the end of June is one

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Commercial clients that may take the longest to recover from the pandemic

September 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

After early hopes that brokers and insurers might be able to sell more commercial premium early next year as small businesses activity normalizes, a new report finds that it may be upwards of a year-and-a-half on average for a return

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What happens in Alberta when auto insurers are not comfortable with their profitability

September 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Alberta auto insurance industry is still suffering “hangover” from a 5% cap on rate increases that was abolished more than a year ago, with many insurers not looking for new business, suggests the co-founder of LowestRates.ca. Data released Tuesday

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Aon exec urges the industry to ‘try to do better’ at offering basic coverages

September 22, 2020 by Adam Malik

The property and casualty insurance industry needs to to a better job of ensuring that basic coverages — such as protection from water and fire — are available to clients and that there isn’t a protection gap, said Matt Wolfe,

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Film, TV productions can’t get COVID-19 insurance, want Ottawa to intervene

September 22, 2020 by The Canadian Press - Tara Deschamps

Hundreds of productions and thousands of entertainment jobs are on hold because the federal government has yet to intervene and help them get COVID-19 insurance, say two Canadian film and television organizations. The Canadian Media Producers Association and the Association

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Selling a career in insurance? Try this approach….

September 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

When a student or recent graduate asks what they’ll be doing if they were to work in the property and casualty insurance industry, it’s important to give them a detailed sense of what any given career in the industry might