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Unica Insurance launches SPARK™ Small Business Protection

June 18, 2018 Unica Insurance Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Unica Insurance (Unica) is proud to announce the launch of SPARK™, a comprehensive solution for protecting small businesses. SPARK™ is designed specifically to cover Contractors and Professional Office segments and provides best-in-class protection

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Travelers offers HR advice for small business clients

June 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Travelers Canada has launched a new suite of services extending beyond insurance for small business customers. Legal assistance and human resources services will now be offered, at no extra cost, to help small business owners manage day-to-day activities fundamental to

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Feds tighten tax rules for small businesses and passive income in budget

February 27, 2018 Craig Wong - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Liberal government moved to tighten the tax rules for small businesses in the federal budget Tuesday as it fine-tuned the changes that prompted an uproar last year. However, Finance Minister Bill Morneau still faces the challenge of

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Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies

February 14, 2018 Joyce M. Rosenberg - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – It happens in so many workplaces – two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Many owners have consulted with

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Why cybercriminals are stepping up attacks against your small business clients

January 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

The operating model for cybercrime appears to have changed, with criminals using ransomware to target smaller companies and ask for smaller currency amounts, a cyber underwriter with Beazley told Canadian Underwriter on Wednesday. Jimaan Sané said cybercriminals used to attack

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Insurer looking at automated underwriting solution

November 20, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Brokers placing coverage with Economical Insurance wanted the insurer to “clearly articulate [its] appetite and become competitive in specific areas,” so the insurer has created new core segments in small business, agriculture and transportation, and specialty lines. Matthew Buchalter, vice

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Automated online office insurance “could make brokers redundant”: B.C. brokerage

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A Canadian small business insurance provider, Front Row Insurance Brokers, has launched a fully automated system that allows small business owners to buy and download business liability insurance and office contents insurance policies online, without ever having to talk to

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Brokers bend MPs’ ears over proposed tax changes

October 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance brokers are among the professionals expressing concern over proposed changes to federal taxes on business income, a Saskatchewan member of parliament said recently. On October 6, the majority of House of Commons members voted against continuing consultations on proposed

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Big increase in U.K. start-ups, but insurance coverage lacking for many small businesses

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the U.K. shows that self-employment is racing forward, but moves by small businesses to ensure they have insurance in place to address whatever risks may arise is lagging far behind. A wider spectrum of small

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Arthur J. Gallagher gains presence in Quebec with acquisition of GPL Assurance Inc.

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) announced late Thursday that it has “extended its investment in Canada and further diversified it geographic presence” with the acquisition of retail insurance broker GPL Assurance Inc. in Quebec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established

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Some seasonal small businesses have no insurance coverage heading into summer

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Seasonal businesses need the same risk coverage as year-round operations and busy small business owners should ensure they are appropriately protected as the summer season kicks into high gear, advises TruShield Insurance. Pointing out that small business owners are starved

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Companies plan to spend more on cloud computing services this year, higher prices among drivers: Clutch

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies are planning to spend more on cloud computing services in 2017, but must be cognizant that anticipated costs could balloon absent appropriate monitoring and use, suggest survey results released this week by Clutch. Reflecting input from 283 IT professionals