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Why brokers need to check their dec pages

April 4, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker was fined $1,000 fine for not checking to make sure his client’s request for a Single Limit Endorsement was included as part of the client’s home insurance coverage. It wasn’t, as it turns out, and the client

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Broker fined for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million coverage change

March 14, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker is out of pocket $1,000 for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million change to a client’s commercial property insurance policy. On Dec. 12, 2011, an insurer requested renewal instructions from Manitoba broker Horace Smaczylo, as

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Broker lands in hot water after BI coverage miscue

February 5, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker landed in hot water after filling in for a vacationing colleague whose commercial client wound up without business interruption coverage. Broker John C. McDonald was fined $250 for his role in the coverage mix-up. When McDonald’s work

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Advocating for New Storylines

February 2, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Don Forgeron, president  and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, talks to Canadian Underwriter about what’s top of mind for Canada’s home, auto and business insurers in 2019. Here’s his update on where the nation’s insurers stand on auto reform,

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Airbnb asks federal government for regulation

August 20, 2018 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – One of the world’s largest short-term rental websites is inviting the Trudeau Liberals to create a regulatory regime for the burgeoning industry – something its critics have long advocated and raising pressure on the government to set rules

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Fine for broker in business interruption coverage mix-up

July 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

A $500 fine against a Manitoba broker illustrates the importance of documenting conversations with a client when advising on business interruption coverage in a commercial insurance policy. The broker, Edward Tetrault, provided a quote to his commercial business client on

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Broker loses license after coverage gaps

December 29, 2017 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker has lost her license for failing to ensure a smooth transition during policy renewals for three separate clients. The General Insurance Council of Manitoba, which regulates the province’s brokers, issued its decision against Danielle Robertson on Dec.

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Utilities cautioned to act now to strengthen their cyber security defences: Accenture

October 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Unprepared distribution utilities are urged to immediately begin improving their cyber security capabilities given the anticipated future hike in cyber attacks and the fact that most recently polled utility executives say such an attack could interrupt electricity supply, Accenture suggests

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Global insurers struggle with regulatory and accounting compliance: study

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As insurance firms invest in more complex securities, they struggle to manage data and meet regulatory reporting requirements, a newly released study has found. Addressing local regulation and accounting standards is the leading operational challenge when it comes to firms’

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Third-party drone services developing, immediate post-incident use still a challenge

September 8, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A trend seems poised to take flight whereby companies in need of drone services to gain specific insights will increasingly tap the expertise of third-party providers. “I think third-party companies who provide services utilizing drones will be more common than

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Endeavour, Advent Claims partner to support Lloyd’s coverholders in Canada

September 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Advent Claims will provide its claims management system to Lloyd’s broker, Endeavour Insurance Services, as part of a new partnership arrangement meant to support London market coverholders operating in Canada. Advent Claims is a technology-led claims third-party administrator; Endeavour Insurance

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Canada’s fintech adoption rate doubles in last 18 months: EY report

July 25, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Customer wants, needs and demands are guiding players in Canada’s fintech space toward developing simpler, more transparent and customer-centric financial services products, with insurance expected to see a big increase in uptake in future, suggests new research released Tuesday by