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Insurer’s quote on a home rebuild leads to lawsuit between homeowner and contractor

August 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

After her home burnt down, a homeowner tried to get the proposed rebuild to fit the quotation of an insurer, contributing to a breakdown in the relationship between the homeowner and the contractor. The dispute led to a lawsuit to

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York University launches new online Certificate in Risk Management course

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

York University’s School of Continuing Studies said on Tuesday that it is responding to the “demand for comprehensive risk management training” by launching a new online Certificate in Risk Management course. The three-course online program (Risk Management Principles and Practices;

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How legalizing pot will affect your insurance policies

June 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada raises a number of legal issues related to property insurance policies, Michael Teitelbaum, a partner with Hughes Amys LLP, said last week at ARC Group Canada’s 2017 annual seminar and cocktail event. In

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Data analysis may start to focus more on modelling the process than the data itself, CIFF speakers suggest

May 29, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Data analysis may start to focus more on modelling the process than the data itself, speakers suggested last week at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). Although modelling began decades ago to model the process of financial catastrophes, there is

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Need for more collaboration between municipalities one lesson learned from Fort McMurray wildfire, CIFF conference hears

May 26, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The need for more collaboration between various municipalities and the consequences of poor land use policies were just two lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire, a speaker said on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). Michael Brisebois,

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Insurance and reinsurance industries should pay more attention to “black swan” events: CIFF speaker

May 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance and reinsurance industry would benefit from paying more attention to “black swan” events, those which are “not anticipated and probably not modelled,” a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). “When you look back

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Impact of Fort McMurray wildfire softened by reinsurance risk sharing: DBRS

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Most Canadian insurers were able to generate positive underwriting results in Alberta through their use of reinsurance risk sharing following the Fort McMurray wildfire, credit ratings agency DBRS Limited said in a commentary released on Wednesday. The commentary, titled 2016

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Sustainability in insurance gaining steam: KPMG speaker

December 9, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the issue of sustainability in insurance is a relatively new concept in Canada, it is one that is gaining ground throughout the world, a speaker said on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference. Houston Cheng, consulting actuary and