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Three senior Marsh Canada executives move to Willis Towers Watson

July 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Alexandra (Lexie) Kindbom, until recently managing director of Marsh Canada, is now in charge of financial, executive and professional risks for in Canada for Willis Towers Watson, a major competitor to Marsh. Two other former Marsh Canada executives – Susan

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Where Q2 personal auto premiums increased the most in Canada

July 17, 2019 by Jason Contant

The hard market continues in personal lines in Canada, with personal auto in Quebec seeing a significant increase in average premiums in Q2 2019, according to Applied Systems’ latest rating index. Last week, the insurance software vendor released its most

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Toronto motorists rescued from flooded vehicles


TORONTO – Officials are warning drivers in the Toronto area to be careful after a morning of heavy rain led to flash flooding in some areas on Wednesday. Provincial police spokesman Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says some drivers have had to

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Why new alcohol rules could be a risk management nightmare

July 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario now allows “happy hours” and “tailgate parties” but the fact that these are legal does not mean they are a good idea, suggests a lawyer who defends alcohol liability claims. Several new alcohol rules took effect in Ontario May

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One broker’s view on obtaining medical marijuana coverage for clients

July 16, 2019 by Jason Contant

What’s the market like for medical marijuana insurance coverage? “The market has contracted and it’s just far more difficult now [because of] a smaller number of pools to draw from,” Eric Lock, a Kelowna, B.C.-based broker with AC&D Insurance, said

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What Canadian policyholders think of their insurance premiums

July 16, 2019 by Jason Contant

Canadians have different concerns and beliefs about home and auto insurance depending on where in the country they reside, a new national survey commissioned by belairdirect has found. In British Columbia, one-third of respondents (34%) were concerned with the price

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Paid Risks emerging for Canadian enterprises, and so are solutions

July 16, 2019 Urs Uhlmann

  From the breathtaking forests in British Columbia, to the natural resources of the Prairies, to the high-tech sector in Montreal and Toronto, Canada is a vast country with diverse risks. For the insurance industry, Canada represents an array of

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New chief agent in Canada for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

July 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Linda Regner Dykeman is the new chief agent in Canada for German commercial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE. She replaces Ulrich Kadow, who is now global head of marine for Munich-based AGCS, which has offices in Toronto, Montreal

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Fatal commercial float plane crash in Labrador lake


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A search is underway for four people missing after a float plane crashed into a Labrador lake on Monday, killing three of the occupants. Jean Tremblay, president of the small Quebec airline that owns the plane,

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One auto insurance discount that’s disappearing

July 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Discounts on auto insurance for clients with an autonomous emergency braking system could get harder to find. In Nova Scotia, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company offers a 15% discount for vehicles with a model year of 2010 or higher that have

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Join WICC Ottawa at the Drive FORE Hope Golf Tournament

July 16, 2019 by WICC (Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade)

OTTAWA, ON, July 16, 2019 /insPRESS/ – WICC Ontario invites the Ottawa insurance community to register now for the Drive FORE Hope Golf Tournament, taking place Monday, August 12th at Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland, Ont. Cost-effective sponsorship

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Pario Welcomes Robert Anstey to the Grande Prairie Region

July 16, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

Edmonton, AB, July 16, 2019/InsPress/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Anstey