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Operating efficiently during COVID-19

May 9, 2020 Steve Whitelaw, Vice President of Industry and Partner Relations, Applied Systems

How to keep relationships, both internal and external, strong in today’s reality

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COVID BI coverage dispute lawsuit arises over ‘civil authority’ order clause

May 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If a client temporarily closes his business because of a provincial order arising from COVID-19, does its business interruption kick in if the policy covers “damage caused by order of civil authority to retard or prevent a conflagration or other

Feature Brokers

Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

News Catastrophes

How B.C. is gradually reopening its economy

May 8, 2020 Dirk Meissner -THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase. The plan to restart the province

Feature Brokers

COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers

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Why Intact says most clients have no pandemic business interruption coverage

May 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Fewer than 1% of the commercial property policies that Intact Financial Corp. writes should incur business interruption claims from the coronavirus pandemic, company officials suggested Wednesday. But the insurer has set aside more than $80 million to account for possible

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The biggest one

May 5, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the industry will survive a global pandemic

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How to exclude business interruption during pandemic

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial insurer does not want business interruption covering a pandemic-related exposure, how should the policy be worded? One insurance defence lawyer would advise the carrier to add a section entitled ‘Pandemic/viral/bacterial infection’ to the list of exclusions. “I

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The ‘hidden’ cyber risks of remote work

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients are vulnerable to hidden risks when they have large numbers of people suddenly working remotely or from home in a disaster, as we are seeing in the pandemic, experts told brokers listening in to Canadian Underwriter’s latest webinar.

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How pandemic is affecting this Top 5 insurer’s bottom line

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Delays in construction projects, business interruption, and reduced frequency of vehicle accidents will have an impact on insured losses, but it’s too early to predict exact numbers, The Co-operators General Insurance Company suggested in recent securities filing. “Given the many

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Ecclesiastical Insurance offers advice on mitigating flood damage during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020 Ecclesiastical Insurance

TORONTO, ON, MAY 1, 2020/insPRESS/ – Spring overland flooding has already caused extensive damage in Northern Alberta, in what is likely only the first significant flood event in Canada this season. Under normal circumstances, damage caused by floodwater can be

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Wimbledon cancellation could ‘change the entire way of looking at insurance’: Broker

April 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, and the associated nine-figure insurance payout, is going to change the way the industry offers pandemic coverage, a Canadian commercial broker suggests. A report by Britain-based GlobalData says the Wimbledon organizer paid for