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How de-globalization will generate $33 billion in commercial premiums

September 9, 2022 by David Gambrill

Countries are starting to restructure their supply chains, a ‘de-globalizing’ phenomenon that could generate $33 billion in new global commercial P&C insurance premiums over the next four years, Swiss Re predicted. In one example, ‘re-shoring’ supply chains means moving commercial

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Commercial rate increases starting to uptick in 2022

August 23, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Commercial lines premium renewal rate increases are slowing down compared to last year, but since the beginning of 2022, renewal rates are starting to uptick again, according to recent findings by Applied Systems.  On average, rates across all commercial lines

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New exec for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions revealed

August 22, 2022 by David Gambrill

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Andrea Douglass as senior vice president of customer management in Canada, effective Aug. 29. Douglass will be responsible for strategic relationships with large corporate customers across Canada. Based in Toronto, she will succeed Sarah

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The line that drove Aviva Canada’s 2022 Q1 premium growth

May 20, 2022 by David Gambrill

Commercial lines premiums at Aviva Canada grew by 17% in 2022 Q1 (13% at constant currency), according to the company’s quarterly financial results. “Sixty per cent of the growth overall [in commercial lines] is coming from rate and about 40%

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How Canada’s top court just bolstered pandemic BI exclusions

April 1, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s top court has dismissed the appeal in a nuclear reactor case that trial lawyers might have used as a precedent to challenge the physical damage policy exclusions found in many pandemic-related business interruption insurance cases. As is customary, the

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Zurich Resilience Solutions in Canada adds new executive talent

March 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

Zurich Canada is growing Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) in Canada, adding Scott Thomas to the team as the head of ZRS for Canada and Chris Snider as head of sales and distribution. “This investment in ZRS Canada talent is an exciting step on our journey

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Court sides with insurer in multi-million-dollar spat over sublimits

January 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s Supreme Court has upheld an insurer’s insistence that a mining company’s business interruption losses were subject to a $10-millon sublimit and not to the full policy limit of $250 million. That said, the court did not agree with the

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Pandemic lockdowns make the case for pay-as-you-go commercial insurance

April 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Auto insurance has introduced pay-as-you-go options for personal clients, but in the era of business shutdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it seems as though commercial lines could use a similar option as well. Brokers in a LinkedIn thread

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Letter to the editor: Best Terms — the buyer’s point of view

February 26, 2021 BC Risk & Insurance Manager’s Association

To the Editor, We would like to respond to your editorial titled “Regulators, leave subscription policies alone,” dated Dec. 7, 2020. It is true that these are turbulent times in the insurance market, and that insurers have been experiencing losses

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Editorial: Regulators, leave subscription policies alone

December 7, 2020 by David Gambrill

When it comes to regulating “Best Terms Pricing” in Canada, Canadians, politicians and insurance regulators be forewarned: Be careful what you wish for. Banning the practice in a hard commercial lines market could wind up making things worse for consumers,

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Financially, which of your clients are hurting the most?

August 7, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian construction and real estate development companies appear to be hurting the most during the pandemic, according to bankruptcy records kept by the federal government. Twenty-seven Canadian companies have been granted creditor protection since the novel coronavirus was declared a

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Hotels sue Aviva Canada for $150 million in proposed BI class action

July 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

Lerners LLP has filed a proposed $150-million class-action lawsuit against Aviva Canada on behalf of hotels across the country, claiming that the hotels are entitled to coverage for loss of business income relating to COVID-19. “We know these are challenging