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Q&A: Business Continuity in the Digital Age

May 29, 2020 by David Gambrill

It’s often been said that insurance is a “people business,” but establishing and maintaining personal relationships is challenged by social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of a global pandemic. Certain professional roles within the industry are perhaps more suited

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Q&A: Business Continuity in the Digital Age

May 28, 2020 by David Gambrill

Running day-to-day operations is a challenge when your employees aren’t all in the same physical location. Although the Canadian P&C insurance industry is an essential service (and is therefore allowed to keep its offices open), most the industry’s workforce has

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This is not a drill

May 1, 2020 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?

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How brokerages can avoid the ‘single point of failure’ while workforce is at home

April 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokerages need to make sure they’re investing in technology that benefits the brokerage as a whole rather than promoting a silo-type of environment, Steve Whitelaw, vice president of industry and partner relations at Applied Systems, cautioned in a webinar recently.

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The “dark side” of working from home: How to avoid an isolated workforce

April 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

Before COVID-19, there was a lively debate within the Canadian P&C industry about the virtues and pitfalls of working from home, featuring the industry’s skeptics (a.k.a.  the “Boomers”) and proponents (the “Millennials”). Well, guess what? The pandemic has made us

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Industry panelists to discuss business continuity in the age of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter will host a free webinar exploring how brokers’ business continuity plans have responded and will continue to respond during the unfolding drama of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled for 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Apr. 22, the panel

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How one of Canada’s largest brokerages is handling COVID-19

March 23, 2020 by David Gambrill

A pandemic triggers a state of emergency. You have 24 hours to shut your doors to customer walk-in traffic and protect 1,900 of your brokers and support staff across Canada from catching and spreading the novel coronavirus. Even for smaller brokerages, it

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Known, hidden risks in supply chains demand an overall strategy for evaluating and mitigating risk: QBE

April 26, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – The multitude and variety of risks are becoming more predictable, indicating multinational and domestic companies can benefit from taking a look at how global interdependence affects each link of their supply chain, says Jamie Luce, senior vice president,

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Small firms wanting cyber coverage should “hold an inventory” of personally identifiable information: Chubb

March 3, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Bodily injury and property damage exclusions in cyber insurance policies means the Internet of Things has “big implications” for organizations, while malware that existed unbeknownst to a user before binding a policy can mean a cyber incident is not covered,

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Cyber attack remains top business continuity concern, preparedness for all threats urged: Horizon Scan Report

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyber attack, data breach and unplanned IT and telecom outages are the greatest concerns among business continuity professionals, concludes the sixth annual Horizon Scan Report, released Tuesday. The top three concerns remain unchanged from the last report carried out by

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Unexpected threats should be a concern to SMEs in U.K.: RSA

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a quarter of polled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom reported being hit with an unexpected £50,000 bill would put them out of business, notes a new report released this week by RSA. And while

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49% of Alberta SMEs surveyed do not have business continuity plan: ATB Financial

October 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fewer than half of Alberta small enterprises surveyed reported having a business continuity plan, ATB Financial announced Monday. In its Business Beat Survey, 300 owners and operators of small and mid-sized enterprises were asked in a phone survey whether their