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January 1, 2017 Christopher Mutcheson, Head of Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions, Financial Lines Canada, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

As insurers carve back language excluding pollution clean-up in directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability policies and regulators impose administrative monetary penalties on corporate directors, D&O programs may be hit with new claims in 2017.

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City of Toronto issues Private Transportation Company licence to Uber

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Toronto announced on Tuesday that it has issued a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence to Uber, calling it the first of its kind in Canada. Since Toronto City Council gave Uber the green light to operate legally

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance introduces four executive & professional lines for financial institutions, P&C insurers in Canada

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

One day after it announced that it had expanded into the transactional liability insurance market in Canada and the United States, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) said that it is introducing four new executive and professional lines in Canada. BHSI

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Climate change may undermine soundness of insurers’ current cat models: Global Risk Institute study

July 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Climate change may undermine the soundness of insurers’ current catastrophe models, as well as diminish the effectiveness of existing portfolio diversification and risk transfer practices, suggested a recent report from the Toronto-based Global Risk Institute (GRI). “On the bright side,

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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

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May 1, 2016 The CIP Society - Insurance Institute of Canada

When placing commercial liability coverage, insurance brokers should never tell policyholders how much coverage is enough. Clients should be advised there is always a possibility of being underinsured for a potential judgment or settlement.