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The importance of employee experience in the post-pandemic world

August 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

Improving employees’ experience is a top priority for almost all Canadian employers’ post-pandemic success, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) said in a study released Aug. 11. However, while employers recognize adapting to the new reality will take time and require a

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Pandemic-related employment practices liability claims in Canada may increase, brokerage CEO says

August 12, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

While U.S. brokers are seeing a surge in employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claims due to an increase in pandemic-related lawsuits, brokers north of the border can expect less turmoil, a brokerage CEO says. Almost 3,000 employment lawsuits related to

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How Aviva Canada fared in the first half of 2021 

August 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

A lack of catastrophic events in the first half of 2021 and decreased personal auto and commercial claims related to COVID-19 contributed to a 6.7% improvement in Aviva Canada’s combined operating ratio (COR) in the first half of 2021 compared

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Brokers ‘positive about entertainment insurance’ as industry emerges from crushing pandemic-related losses

August 10, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

As the entertainment and events industry emerges from COVID-19, Canadian brokers are becoming more confident about securing coverage for their clients. Claims from cancelled or postponed events and productions have been a large source of pandemic-related losses for the global

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Swiss Re predicts record-high global insurance premiums by end of 2022

August 6, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

As the world economy steadily recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Swiss Re forecasts that global insurance premiums will reach a never-before-seen U.S.$7 trillion by the end of 2022. According to the global reinsurer’s recent World Insurance Sigma report, the pandemic

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Brokerages accelerating digital transformation in face of COVID-19

August 4, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

COVID-19 has “forced” companies in Canada and the U.S. to accelerate digital transformation efforts, and property and casualty brokerages are no exception. According to Ernst & Young (EY), this sudden accelerated digitization has been “forced” on Canadian companies “in ways

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North American markets continue to rise despite mounting COVID-19 case numbers

August 4, 2021 Salmaan Farooqui - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – North American markets moved up on the first day of August trading in Canada, even as concerns mount around rising COVID-19 case counts in the U.S. Scott Guitard, senior vice-president and portfolio manager at Fiduciary Trust Canada, said

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Paid The future of premium payments

August 1, 2021 Primaco

How COVID-19 paved the way for easier payments; less risk to the broker As Canada prepares itself for a possible third COVID-19 wave, brokers are facing the reality of trying to manage the economic impact on themselves and their clients.

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Did loosening COVID restrictions contribute to more serious accidents?

July 21, 2021 by Jason Contant

Statistics from Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) show a definitive link between the lifting of COVID-19 public health orders and an increase in serious collisions and fatalities on roads in the province. Throughout the pandemic, Canadian Underwriter has reported auto insurer

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How this Top 5 insurer is approaching return to work

July 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is allowing the “vast majority” of its team members to choose where they want to work starting mid-September. The move will provide flexibility to employees, allow continued support of the business, and support recruiting and retaining

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Lessons learned in a year when strategy changed on the fly

July 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

Understanding the relationship between your in-person and online communities is a lesson that one brokerage is taking away after 16 months of change when it comes to marketing and attracting new clients. COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on March

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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