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How to speed up claims response for NatCats

May 25, 2022 by Yasser Korany, Mario Delorme and Mazen Habash

Extreme weather events have become common, some bringing unprecedented levels of destruction to structures and facilities, overwhelming owners, property managers and insurers. In response, nearly all major insurers have created centralized Cat units dedicated to handling claims arising from extreme

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Stakes are high for farmers as 2022 crop shapes up to be most expensive in history

May 25, 2022 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The stakes are high as Canadian farmers take to the fields to plant 2022’s crop, which some are saying could find a place in the record books as “the most expensive ever.” On her family’s farm northeast of

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SGI announces first woman president and CEO

May 19, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Penny McCune will become the first woman to serve as president and CEO of Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), effective June 1.   She succeeds former president and CEO Andrew Cartmell, who retired on April 4, 2022, after a 12-year tenure

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The window of opportunity to address increasing drought and expanding drylands is vanishing

May 10, 2022 by The Canadian Press

By Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability, University of Regina – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information

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Beware the tax implications of unlicensed insurance

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place a risk through an insurer that’s not licensed to write business in Canada, it’s important to understand the requirements around filing federal and provincial taxes, as well as special broker licenses. Although direct placement with

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Blizzard closes schools, shuts roads in parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan

April 14, 2022 by Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Heavy snow and strong winds were combining in a spring blizzard expected to last three days across southern Manitoba and a section of southeastern Saskatchewan. Schools were closed in many areas, roads were shut down and most flights

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A car crashes in Ontario: Why Canadian auto insurers pay attention

April 13, 2022 by Daniel Strigberger

People love to visit Ontario. Unfortunately, some of them get into car accidents. Why should a visitor’s auto insurer care about accidents in Ontario? Because when a non-resident is involved in an auto accident in the province, their insurers will

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Four Canadian brokerages swept up in latest M&A deals

April 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Western Canada is the target for the latest rounds of acquisitions from large Canadian P&C brokerages. Intact Financial Corporation subsidiary BrokerLink and Westland Insurance Group announced recent acquisitions in northern and southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Westland Insurance Group also

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Top 5 wild and wacky insurance fraud claims

March 22, 2022 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) saved approximately $6 million in 2021 from “hundreds of people” attempting to make fraudulent claims, the public insurer reported last week. “SGI’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigates wild and wacky insurance claims, many of which turn

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Saskatchewan paid out $125M for oil well cleanup before getting legislative approval

March 16, 2022 by Mickey Djuric - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s auditor says the Ministry of Energy and Resources violated government legislation by handing out grants for cleaning up inactive oil wells before getting approval. Tara Clemett says the ministry paid $125 million to the Saskatchewan Research Council

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Hub adds to Canadian executive management team

March 10, 2022 by Jason Contant

Hub International has announced several promotions within Hub Canada’s senior management team. Barbara MacPhail (pictured above) has been promoted to executive vice president of strategic initiatives Canada, Terri Botosan (pictured top right) is now in the newly-created position of regional

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How Gender X affects auto ratings for insurers

March 1, 2022 by Jason Contant

Public auto insurer Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the latest insurer to offer auto insurance clients the choice of no sex (blank) designations. The change will not affect SGI Canada customers in Saskatchewan, since gender or sex designation is not