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Captives can provide solutions for capacity limitations

January 20, 2022 Mike Lister

Emergence of new risks alongside capacity restrictions across industry sectors makes it more important than ever for risk managers to strike the right balance between risk retention and risk transfer. Often, this leads to increased interest in alternative risk solutions

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The case for tracking your risk advice

January 19, 2022 by David Gambrill

The City of Revelstoke, B.C., has been found 35% contributorily negligent for not adhering to a recommendation contained in a 2011 risk management audit, which advised to maintain painted ‘No diving’ signs on a raft in Williamson Lake Park. “The

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Mid-sized business leaders cite ‘customized risk management advice’ as top need for reducing exposure

November 5, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Customized risk management advice ranks highest among the top needs of mid-sized businesses to reduce their risk exposure, a new survey found. The findings suggest there’s an opportunity for brokers and risk managers to deepen risk management conversations with clients.

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Risk management more important than ever to middle market firms, yet few turn to brokers for advice: Chubb report

October 22, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Risk management has become a top concern for middle market companies surveyed following more than a year of pandemic and other related business disruption, data from Chubb has shown. According to Chubb’s Middle Market Indicator for Q2 2021, which surveyed

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UFO sightings: Are your clients covered for an alien invasion?

June 24, 2021 by David Gambrill

Recent talk about UFOs during the pandemic has caused the most conspiratorial among us to wonder if Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry is prepared for the most secretive of risks: An alien invasion of Earth. Film footage has emerged

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Why businesses shouldn’t take an adversarial stance towards their claimants

May 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Businesses risk damaging their brand’s reputation if they take a confrontational approach to claimants, risk experts warned during a recent virtual conference. In addition to paying out more for the claim, a company playing hardball may also wind up losing

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Risk managers’ takeaway from COVID-19: Yes, it can happen to us

April 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taught risk managers to be prepared for any threats, no matter how unlikely or far-fetched they may seem, industry experts said at a RIMS conference webinar panel. The risk of a pandemic has been on

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Pandemic distraction: Is Canada ready for the next big disaster?

March 30, 2021 by David Gambrill

Focused narrowly on responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic — and preparing for the next one — Canada may be losing sight of preparing for other, potentially more likely disaster scenarios, P&C insurance industry executives commented at the Swiss Re

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What’s lurking behind all of the financial and pandemic risks…

February 1, 2021 by David Gambrill

Risk managers globally are scrambling to respond to a number of financial risks related to the pandemic and the related economic meltdown, making credit risk one of their chief concerns for 2021, as reported in a new study by Deloitte. But

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How an award-winning risk manager helped absorb a rate spike

January 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

Betty Clarke recently received the highest honour for risk managers in Canada. One example of why she is deserving of such recognition lies in how she helped her employer prepare to absorb a drastic insurance rate increase. Clarke is the

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Government travel controversies expose need for risk management plans, experts say

January 5, 2021 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The backlash against Canadian politicians who travelled to warmer climes over the holidays despite public health warnings to stay home is a wake-up call that organizations need clear risk management plans, experts say. The fallout of ignoring travel restrictions could

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Underwriting long term care: Transforming liability into opportunity

December 4, 2020 by David Gambrill

With property and casualty insurance carriers reportedly exiting the long-term care (LTC) class of business following a spate of class-action lawsuits related to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, insurance underwriters may be interested to know about a new technology in