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How Northbridge is advising clients to prepare for second COVID-19 wave

September 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

One key component of preparing for the anticipated second wave of COVID-19 cases in Canada is for businesses to assess how they responded to the first wave of the disease, Northbridge Insurance is telling its commercial clients. “Many businesses that

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Why the hard market reminds Fairfax CEO of 2001

August 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Steep price increases that have hit brokers’ commercial clients will not continue for the long term, but the current hard market is reminiscent of the period after Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes destroyed the World Trade Centre in New

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Northbridge’s advice to restaurants upon re-opening

July 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

As restaurants in much of Ontario re-open July 24, a major commercial insurer is warning companies to train their staff carefully. “Servers should bring items such as glasses, cutlery, and single-serve condiments to the table only after the party is

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What can go wrong if ‘actual cash value’ is not clearly defined in a property policy

May 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

After a 132-year-old Cape Breton Island building was heavily damaged by a sprinkler line failure, there was a huge disparity between the property owner and insurer’s versions of “actual cash value.” The claimant said $1.59 million, while the insurer said

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COVID-19: What Northbridge is doing to navigate forward

March 20, 2020 by Adam Malik

All Northbridge employees are working from home and the company doesn’t expect any disruption on service levels, according to the carrier. Northbridge told Canadian Underwriter that its top priority is the health and wellness of its employees, brokers, and customers.

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Northbridge reveals your client’s biggest risk of commercial property water damage

March 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Improper installation of pipes and connections is one of the biggest risks your clients face when it comes to water losses, Northbridge Insurance suggests. “Most water damage losses occur as a result of faulty workmanship. If contractors improperly install pipes

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Firming market ‘might have legs,’ Fairfax executive predicts

November 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance premiums are up nearly 14% for carriers owned by Fairfax Financial, and much of that is due to price increases, the holdings company’s president suggests. “In my career here – 16 years – I haven’t seen anything quite like

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When keeping customer’s car keys is not “custody” of a car

October 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Northbridge has to pay out on a hotel’s liability insurance policy resulting from theft of a guest’s car, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a decision released Friday. Lombard, now known as Northbridge, provided both property and liability insurance

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2018 Outlook: Silvy Wright, President, CEO Northbridge Financial Corporation

January 3, 2018 Silvy Wright

With digital innovation, customers are extracting more value from their insurance partners — and this will only continue to ramp up in 2018. Insurtech startups raised $985 million in 2017 Q2 alone; investments in startups have increased by 36% over

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Northbridge offers lead generation to broker members of Canadian Federation of Independent Business

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Brokers who are members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business can be matched with small businesses requesting quotes for property and liability coverage, Northbridge Insurance suggested Friday. A recently-announced partnership between Northbridge and CFIB “connects participating brokers with prospective

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Gross written premiums up 9.7% for Northbridge

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Northbridge Insurance had a 0.3-point in its second-quarter combined ratio, from 100% last year to 99.7% this year, while OdysseyRe’s combined ratio improved 3.9 points, the insurers’ parent firm, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., reported recently. Toronto-based Northbridge Insurance had an

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Fairfax-Allied merger offer expires Friday night

June 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Shareholders of commercial insurer and reinsurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG are being urged to accept the offer from Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to buy Allied World shares because the merger agreement initially announced a week before Christmas