Canadian Underwriter

Topic Management

News BrokersManagementOperationsRisk Managers

Brokers who did these things fared better in the pandemic

July 3, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers who were nimble, ready to change with the times, and acted pro-actively when COVID-19 first emerged as a threat are the ones faring the best three months later, one broker leader says. Those who didn’t are struggling. “Those brokers

News CatastrophesManagementTrending

What you’ll need to think about when re-opening

June 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

While maintaining employee safety is critical, there are other areas of your business that require diligent attention before re-opening, explained Hub International’s risk leader. With re-opening taking place across the country after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to close, a

Feature BrokersEmerging RisksLoss ControlLoss TrendsManagementTrending

Return Migration

June 29, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Throughout Canada, provinces are starting a phased re-opening of the economy (albeit some regions are in more advanced stages than others). Doron Melnick, partner in KPMG’s
people and change advisory services practice, is advising businesses on how to return to the office while the global novel coronavirus remains a threat.

News ClaimsClaims TechnologyInsurersManagementOperationsTrusted Advisor

Paper cheques are still around, but for how much longer?

June 29, 2020 by Adam Malik

Sending paper cheques may soon be a thing of the past — and it could be thanks to COVID-19. The global novel coronavirus pandemic that shut down many businesses and forced much of the workforce to operate out of their

News BrokersInsurersManagementMergers and AqcuisitionsOperationsTrending

Here’s how P&C pros say the recession will impact insurance

June 26, 2020 by Adam Malik

The recession will be long and painful so brokers and insurers need to settle in and do what they do best, property and casualty experts said. And don’t be surprised if some mergers and acquisitions activity push forward as tough

News BrokersClaims ProfessionalsHRInsurersManagement

You’re probably working too much while at home

June 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Employees are working longer and harder in a COVID-19 world than they did before, and it’s raising concerns about burnout — especially when many aren’t making vacation plans, according to a number of recent studies. A recent survey showed that

News HRInsurersLegalManagement

Former LawPro CEO nominated to investment industry regulator board

June 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Malcolm Heins, a former CEO of Ontario’s professional liability insurer for lawyers, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, IIROC has announced. Heins (pictured below) joined Simcoe & Erie General Insurance

News LegalManagementOntario

Ontario to introduce commercial eviction ban bill, retroactive to May 1

June 18, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is introducing legislation today to temporarily ban commercial evictions. The government says it will protect commercial tenants from being locked out or having their assets seized due to the negative impacts of COVID-19. It would be retroactive

News BrokersManagementOperationsOpinionTrending

Opinion: What’s the future of remote work for brokers post-pandemic?

June 17, 2020 by Nick Novinger, Regional Manager (Quebec), Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

One question top of mind for brokers and their clients is: Will this remote work environment be something that we’ll see for the long term? Maybe not entirely, but there are parts we can take to make the broker world

Feature ManagementOperationsOpinionTechnologyTrusted Advisor

Operating efficiently during COVID-19

May 9, 2020 by Steve Whitelaw, Vice President of Industry and Partner Relations, Applied Systems

How to keep relationships, both internal and external, strong in today’s reality

Feature AlbertaCommercialManagementOntarioTrusted Advisor

Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 by Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

Feature ManagementOperationsTrusted Advisor

COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers