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Has the pandemic changed how brokers think about specialization?

November 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

With the global COVID-19 pandemic affecting specific sectors harder than others, brokers may see the value in the diversification of their offerings so as to not have their business depend on the success of one sector, says one broker leader.

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Canadian small businesses ask insurers for more relief

November 11, 2020 by Adam Malik

With commercial insurance premiums on the rise in a number of business classes, and some unable to even find an insurer, a national association representing Canadian small businesses is calling on insurers and provincial governments to do more to ensure

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Insurers pledge small business help as pressure mounts to address rising rates

October 29, 2020 The Canadian Press

A group representing Canadian insurance companies say it is launching a team that will help small businesses find affordable coverage as rates rise because of the pandemic. The Insurance Bureau of Canada, an association that represents the industry, says the

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Ontario promises action to address rising commercial insurance rates, critics urge regulation

October 26, 2020 Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what he called “gouging” by some companies in the sector.   Ford twice this week has

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Commercial clients want your advice on how to re-open safely. What do you tell them?

July 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

As provincial governments across Canada begin to fire up their local economies in staged phases, Canadian businesses are asking their brokerages for advice on how to re-open safely. Aon Canada is already engaged in these sorts of their discussions with

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How IBC plans to keep insurance “affordable and available” across Canada

February 18, 2020 by Jason Contant

Following years of significant commercial insurance losses, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has launched a national task force to examine ways to help Canadian consumers mitigate risk and manage costs. The National Commercial Insurance Task Force will bring together insurers,

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What reinsurance renewals on Jan. 1 told us about the market

January 2, 2020 by David Gambrill

Reinsurance renewals at Jan. 1, 2020 reflected an “asymmetrical” market, featuring a mixed bag of rate increases or decreases (depending on the specific business line or territory), as well as significant rate increases in the retrocession markets, according to Guy

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Paid This is how savvy commercial underwriters are getting ahead of the competition

June 25, 2018 Opta Information Intelligence

In a fiercely competitive and increasingly challenging commercial lines marketplace, Opta Information Intelligence’s Commercial Perils Solution can now display an unparalleled scope of risk related insight to a particular piece of business. Allowing savvy underwriters to better manage their existing

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U.S. commercial insurance prices remain nearly flat in the second quarter: Willis Towers Watson survey

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were again nearly flat during the second quarter of 2017, global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) reported on Monday. For the eight quarter in a row, price changes were

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Third-party drone services developing, immediate post-incident use still a challenge

September 8, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A trend seems poised to take flight whereby companies in need of drone services to gain specific insights will increasingly tap the expertise of third-party providers. “I think third-party companies who provide services utilizing drones will be more common than

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Commercial premiums down 15% for AIG

August 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. reported Wednesday its net income was $1.13 billion during the three months ending June 30 and its Q2 combined ratio in personal insurance improved 5.9 points from last year, but the combined ratio in commercial insurance

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Two Quebec brokerages merge to “create a powerhouse and ensure better positioning in the Quebec City region”

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec brokerage ESSOR Assurances announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with brokerage Généralys assurance to “create a powerhouse and ensure better positioning in the Quebec City region.” Généralys assurance is one of the largest insurance brokers in home,