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Vaccination Summer 2021: Boom times for travel insurance?

July 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Travel insurance is poised to start its post-COVID rebound, with Canadian governments relaxing restrictions to allow more travel within and between provinces. “The travel insurance market will definitely rebound from this, because people are not going to stop traveling; we

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In the hard market, are you selling on price or coverage?

May 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Price point and carrier capacity have become increasingly important factors for brokers in recommending insurance coverage to their clients over the past year, according to Canadian Underwriter’s 2021 National Broker Survey. Canadian Underwriter asked 234 Canadian P&C insurance brokers across

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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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Defying The Grinch may cost your clients home insurance coverage

December 11, 2020 by David Gambrill

Are your clients tempted to defy The Grinch who stole Christmas and have large holiday gatherings during the pandemic regardless of what public health orders might say? You might want to tell them about pandemic exclusions in their home insurance

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Lloyd’s proposes “open source” frameworks for future pandemic coverage

July 6, 2020 by David Gambrill

Lloyd’s of London is proposing three “open-source frameworks” to provide a blueprint for better protecting society against systemic catastrophic events such as pandemics, after noting the market will pay out between $3 billion and $4.3 billion to its global customers

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Brokers urged to stay on top of coverage changes as businesses re-open

June 22, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers are advised to be aware of the “second wave” — and that doesn’t refer to the anticipated increase in the number of novel coronavirus infections in the fall. No, brokers are now being cautioned about the new wave of

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Editor’s Note: Underwriting for the next pandemic

June 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

The social and economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020 is truly horrifying, saddening, and staggering. Many of us have lost loved ones, or know people who are out of work because of the potentially lethal virus moving

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How brokers can protect themselves from lawsuits during COVID-19

April 28, 2020 by David Gambrill

Broker advice and advocacy are shining brilliantly during the days of the global pandemic, with insurer products, coverage options and consumer relief packages in a constant state of flux. Many in the P&C industry have noted that broker value has

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Between a rock & a hard market

October 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

We asked hundreds of brokers this year about their attitudes, business strategies, and best practices. Their valuable insights show how brokers can succeed during this challenging turn in the market cycle

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Tips for brokers on insuring high-value homes

July 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

High-value homes are good for business, knowing how to rate them properly is a must. Brokers need to be aware that high-value, custom-built homes or renovations should not be put on Standard Build when determining insurance to value, a broker

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What the court said about a family law approach to “spouse” in auto AB claim

July 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

The meaning of the term “spouse” under the Family Law Act is not applicable when determining eligibility for accident benefits under an auto insurance policy, an Ontario court has ruled in a priority dispute between insurers. In Royal & Sun

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How this insurer fared against a drunk driver’s “regurgitation” defence

July 10, 2018 by David Gambrill

After a drunk driver regurgitates alcohol from the stomach to the mouth, taking a breathalyzer test just seconds shy of a 15-minute wait period doesn’t necessarily render the test invalid, a B.C. court has found. In reaching its conclusion, the