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Contractor Connection Partners with Peel Mutual Insurance Company

May 30, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

KITCHENER, ON, May 30, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Contractor Connection®, a Crawford & Company global service line and the leading global contractor managed repair provider for property repairs after an insurance claim, announced today its partnership with Peel Mutual Insurance Company (PMI),

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What brokers need to tell homeowners hiring renovators

January 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers placing home insurance should be advising clients on how to vet renovation contractors, a spokesperson for a bidding website advises. Some contractors could be working on homes without having workers compensation insurance, and while they may have insurance certificates

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New legal risks of retaining contractors instead of employees

November 22, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Companies subject to Ontario labour laws could face an additional risk of fines, penalties and orders to pay severance to terminated contractors if labour enforcement staff conclude that independent contractors are actually employees, a lawyer warned Wednesday. With Bill 148,

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BHSI unveils new offering, follow form for U.S. and Canadian contractors

November 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Boston-based Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the availability of a single excess policy that sits atop multiple first- and third-party insurance policies for contractors in the United States and Canada. The new policy provides excess follow form protection

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Marijuana impairment-related losses could potentially trigger GL policies: RIMS speaker

September 27, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurers would be well-advised to track the evolving marijuana risk to determine if impairment-related loss history could trigger defence and indemnification obligations under employers’ general liability policies, it was suggested Tuesday during a session at the RIMS Canada Conference in

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Construction industry ‘particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,’ Northbridge warns

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large and small construction contractors are vulnerable to cyber crime, with “smart” building devices and lucrative engineering drawings in particular presenting vulnerabilities, Northbridge Insurance warns. “Major advancements in digital connectivity have left the construction industry particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,” Northbridge

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Chubb’s multi-line practice to focus on large transportation clients in U.S. and Canada, help address wide range of risks

July 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb’s newly launched multi-line industry practice will focus on providing insurance products, service and risk management solutions for best-in-class large risk transportation clients in both the United States and Canada. The formalization of the practice, within the insurer’s Major Accounts

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XL Catlin launches new contractors pollution liability program in Canada and the U.S.

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Thursday that it has launched its new Contractors Pollution Liability Express Program in Canada and the United States to provide consumers with “speed to market and a streamlined environmental insurance underwriting approach” for small to midsize

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Can-Sure Underwriting & Beacon Underwriting promotes Cameron Copeland to president

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian property and casualty managing general agency (MGA) Can-Sure Underwriting and Beacon Underwriting announced on Tuesday that Cameron Copeland will assume the role of president. Copeland assumed the role effective April 15, succeeding Can-Sure founder Jeff Hart, who has “decided

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ICLR launches backwater valve installation website for homeowners and professionals

April 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has launched a backwater valve installation website to provide basic information about sewage backflow prevention devices to assist homeowners in better understanding what they are and how they work, and aid plumbing professionals

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Business interruption, property damage and general liability critical risks to global growth, new study finds

September 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Business interruption (BI) is the leading cause of losses for companies, multinational organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate outside the United States, according to a study released on Thursday by international insurance broker Clements Worldwide. The Clements Worldwide Risk

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XL Catlin adds rectification expense cover to contractor’s professional and pollution legal liability insurance

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Contractors and environmental consultants in Canada and the United States now have access to enhanced protection under XL Catlin’s contractor’s professional and pollution legal liability insurance with the addition of rectification expense coverage. Standard professional liability coverage addresses third-party claims