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How brokers can harvest insurance capacity for farmers

April 4, 2024 Alyssa Di Sabatino

One key element of creating a farm-specific MGA was the need to introduce proprietary technologies. Brokers of late have expressed concerns about the proliferation of new portals, which many see as a burden. “The first thing is acknowledging it is

Tractor bringing in the hay
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Can farm insurance coverage be delivered online?

March 25, 2024 Alyssa Di Sabatino

The words ‘technology’ and ‘farm insurance’ aren’t always mentioned in the same breath. Historically, farm insurance providers do most of their business through offer and acceptance — sending either online or paper applications to clients. Underwriters and brokers then use

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Why hay barn fires catch insurers’ attention

November 9, 2023 by Jason Contant

The massive amount of water and firefighting resources required to put out hay barn fires is just one reason why these blazes are so stubborn, an industry professional said at the Farm Fire Summit last week.  A multi-million-dollar hay barn

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SGI Canada launches farm business unit

October 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI Canada has launched a farm business unit to help farmers understand their increasingly sophisticated insurance needs. As farms have become bigger and operations more expensive, farmers’ insurance needs have become more complex, SGI Canada said in a press release

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Two Ontario brokerages – Vision Insurance Brokers and Steele & Ferraro Insurance Brokers – join BrokerLink

March 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two Ontario brokerages – Vision Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Steele & Ferraro Insurance Brokers Limited – announced on Thursday that they will join BrokerLink, one of the largest property and casualty insurance brokerages in Canada. Terms of the transactions, finalized

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Trillium Mutual obtains CSIO certification for personal lines eDocs

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Wednesday that Trillium Mutual Insurance Company has become the latest company to obtain CSIO certification for Personal Lines eDocs. When eDocs are used to their full potential, sending, receiving, sorting,

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Fort McMurray wildfire to cost The Co-operators an estimated $70 million to $90 million

May 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Co-operators General Insurance Company has estimated that the Fort McMurray wildfire will cost it between $70 million and $90 million. While access to the affected area remains restricted, The Co-operators’ preliminary estimate indicated that the after-tax cost of the