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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 ManitobaMergers and AqcuisitionsOperations

Ripple effects

May 7, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

How will the deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson affect brokers in Canada?

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

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The biggest one

May 5, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the industry will survive a global pandemic

Feature ManagementOperationsTrusted Advisor

Narrowing your focus

May 3, 2020 by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In a hard market dominated by large players, small and mid-sized commercial brokerages face an existential choice: Specialize — or risk extinction.

Feature BrokersCommercialManagementOperationsTrusted Advisor

Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.

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Canada now in a recession: C.D. Howe council

May 1, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council says Canada has entered a recession due to the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report released Friday, the council said the economy peaked in February before the

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This is not a drill

May 1, 2020 by Canadian Underwriter Staff: Jason Contant, Greg Meckbach, Adam Malik and David Gambrill

Since mid-March, Canada’s P&C industry has been working from home and social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. What have we learned so far that will help us prepare for the next pandemic?

News Loss TrendsManagementOperations

The opportunity insurers are missing as COVID-19 cancels events

April 24, 2020 by Jason Contant

As large sporting and entertainment events get cancelled across Canada and the world as a result of COVID-19, the insurance implications affect not only event organizers themselves, but also promotional partners, licensees and businesses involved in merchandising. While event organizers

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Why it matters that insurance is declared to be an “essential service”

March 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

The insurance industry will continue to operate as an essential service after Quebec and Ontario issued orders for many companies to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And that’s a relief for consumers, brokers and insurers, say industry

Feature EditorialManagementOperationsOpinionTrusted Advisor

New Year’s resolutions

January 10, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

What the P&C industry promises to itself and Canadians over the next year

News BrokersOperationsQuebec

New president, chief operating officer for Lussier Dale Parizeau

August 22, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau (LDP) has announced the appointment of Michel Laurin as president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 9. Laurin has held executive positions and worked with major companies in the insurance and financial services sectors for