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What’s on Dec? | Episode 14 | Flood: An Indigenous perspective

April 15, 2024 by Canadian Underwriter

Indigenous communities in Canada are disproportionately affected by flood risk. Federal government statistics show that about 10% of Canadians live in high-risk flood zones, but the inverse is true for First Nations people — 90% live in high-risk flood areas. 

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 13 | Auto theft summit

March 18, 2024 by Canadian Underwriter

In February, the federal government heeded auto insurers’ call for a summit to address the rising rates of auto theft across the country. In 2022, Canada’s P&C industry paid out $1.2 billion in auto theft insurance claims, the first time

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 12 | Hospitality trends

February 16, 2024 by Canadian Underwriter

What’s the risk landscape look like for your hospitality clients post-pandemic? Listen as CHES Special Risk president and CEO Gary Hirst shares insights on the hospitality sector post-pandemic. He’ll discuss how different models of food delivery can affect insurance risk,

Steve Masnyk, executive director of CAMGA, appearing on What's on Dec?
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What’s on Dec? | Episode 6 | MGA perspectives

April 25, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter

MGAs used to be “operating in the shadows” but that has changed since the formation of the Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA) two-and-a-half years ago. In our sixth What’s on Dec? podcast, CAMGA executive director Steve Masnyk shares

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 5 | Insurance fraud

March 21, 2023 Canadian Underwriter

 Équité Association president and CEO Terri O’Brien discusses how the industry is tackling insurance fraud, including the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics. During this Fraud Prevention Month chat, she’ll join hosts Pete Tessier and Curt Wyatt to

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 4 | Broker-carrier connectivity

February 21, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial lines differ from personal lines when it comes to broker-carrier connectivity. Northbridge Insurance and insurance software company Acturis will take you behind the scenes of the development of an API data exchange solution. They’ll look at typical interactions in

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What’s on Dec? | Episode 3 | Insurance to value

January 24, 2023 by Canadian Underwriter

The current macroeconomic environment of high interest rates and inflation is affecting the entire insurance ecosystem, and how insurers cover replacement costs is no exception. Listen as Opta Information Intelligence president Greg McCutcheon discusses insurance to value, data points used,