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Moving through the pandemic: Intact exec to offer his view of what’s next

October 29, 2020 by Adam Malik

Delivering value for customers and digital strategy will be two headliners in Intact’s “10-year strategic roadmap,” which will integrate some learnings from the crisis, the carrier told Canadian Underwriter recently. “We anticipate that consumers will engage digitally to a greater

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Continuity during COVID: Executive of national broker association stands pat

October 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe, vice president of commercial lines for Wedgwood Insurance, is staying on for another year as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. IBAC held its annual general meeting Sept. 23. IBAC announced Monday that its 2019-20 executive

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2020 U.S. election: How a pandemic plan south of the border can help cure Canadian P&C insurers’ results

October 14, 2020 by Adam Malik

As the United States nears election day, Canadian P&C insurers and other financial analysts are trying to read the tea leaves for signs of a crisis mitigation strategy south of the border that would address the COVID-19 pandemic and its

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Paid What brokers want from their carriers during the pandemic

September 23, 2020 Liberty Mutual Canada

As COVID-19 changes the world, brokers need carriers that will change along with it. For brokers, successful carriers during and beyond the global pandemic will be the ones excelling at the three ‘As’ — accessibility, agility and authority (underwriting). And

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Aon exec urges the industry to ‘try to do better’ at offering basic coverages

September 22, 2020 by Adam Malik

The property and casualty insurance industry needs to to a better job of ensuring that basic coverages — such as protection from water and fire — are available to clients and that there isn’t a protection gap, said Matt Wolfe,

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How clients may argue BI covers pandemic if no physical damage occurs

September 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Some clients seeking business interruption coverage arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are looking to the courts for a “generous” interpretation of policy wording, a Canadian lawyer says. “In the context of property damage claims related to the novel coronavirus, many

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Insurers adding pandemic exclusions in commercial policies that go beyond just BI

September 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Many insurers that did not start adding pandemic exclusions this past July may have to do so in January, a Winnipeg-based executive with commercial brokerage Gallagher reports. “The majority of insurers – or all insurers – are adding specific wording

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Opinion: Preparing for future risk? Look to what’s happened in the past

August 20, 2020 Robert Muir-Wood, RMS

When evaluating unexpected catastrophe risks, our experiences can be sparse. Widening our knowledge by going back in time, by exploring the ‘near-misses’ and by expanding our geographic horizons is critical. Fortunately, big catastrophes are rare. This is good in that

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What an insurance solution for pandemic risk might look like

August 17, 2020 by Jason Contant

The P&C insurance industry has technical expertise it could bring to bear in covering future pandemics (risk management and claims adjustment experience, for example), but the financial losses would best be covered through public-private partnerships, speakers said recently during an

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The new age of risk

August 5, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Post-pandemic, expect risk professionals to be called upon more often to find creative solutions for emerging issues

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Looking in the Mirror

August 4, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter asked brokers across the country to rate themselves as trusted advisors. While pride in their work during the pandemic was obvious, the survey results also suggested ways to enhance their value to consumers.

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Pandemic Prognosis

August 3, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter caught up with Stephen Stewart, president and CEO of Stewart Specialty Risk Underwriting Ltd., who shared his thoughts on the impact of the pandemic on MGAs