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How brokers can harvest insurance capacity for farmers

April 4, 2024 Alyssa Di Sabatino

One key element of creating a farm-specific MGA was the need to introduce proprietary technologies. Brokers of late have expressed concerns about the proliferation of new portals, which many see as a burden. “The first thing is acknowledging it is

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Can farm insurance coverage be delivered online?

March 25, 2024 Alyssa Di Sabatino

The words ‘technology’ and ‘farm insurance’ aren’t always mentioned in the same breath. Historically, farm insurance providers do most of their business through offer and acceptance — sending either online or paper applications to clients. Underwriters and brokers then use

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Alberta government addressing flood resilience in Calgary

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta reported on Friday that it has begun implementing advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better water management throughout the Bow River basin. The Advice to Government on Water

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Property market loss estimate for Europe’s Cyclone Egon reaches 275 million euros: PERILS

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The latest property insurance market loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Egon, which hit parts of France and Germany in mid-January, has increased to 275 million euros, Zurich-based PERILS reported on Wednesday. Representing the third of four estimates to be issued

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PERILS discloses second loss estimate of 259 million euros for extratropical cyclone Zeus

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed a second loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Zeus of 269 million euros. The revised estimate, released on Tuesday, is for the property insurance market loss, said PERILS, an independent organization based in Zurich, Switzerland that provides