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How to support your P&C employees in transitioning to the new workplace

May 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Employers in the Canadian P&C insurance industry must shift their role to supporting employees and their families following more than a year of working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hub International speakers said during a webinar Wednesday.

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Tips for accelerating your insurance career

March 17, 2021 by Jason Contant

If Ernest Mashingaidze has one piece of advice he could share with his early career self, it would be to not fear the mystical creature. “How many times have people looked at a job application and it says you need

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Senior execs to discuss a post-COVID world in the Canadian P&C industry

January 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

With the arrival in Canada of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, it’s now possible for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry to conceive of a post-COVID world. What will the Canadian P&C industry look like after September 2021? (This

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The diversity and inclusion statement that hit home for Intact’s management team

December 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Intact Financial Corporation was holding focus groups on diversity and inclusion a few months ago, when a young manager of colour shared her experience with the insurer’s senior management. “She gave an example to us, which struck most of the

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CU webinar: Claims experts discuss how to adjust increasing number of NatCats

August 25, 2020 by David Gambrill

In an era when $1-billion claims events have become commonplace, Canadian claims executives are turning their minds to how to adjust natural disasters that follow closely upon the heels of one another. Canadian Underwriter will be bringing the discussion to

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What an insurance solution for pandemic risk might look like

August 17, 2020 by Jason Contant

The P&C insurance industry has technical expertise it could bring to bear in covering future pandemics (risk management and claims adjustment experience, for example), but the financial losses would best be covered through public-private partnerships, speakers said recently during an

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Industry panelists to discuss business continuity in the age of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter will host a free webinar exploring how brokers’ business continuity plans have responded and will continue to respond during the unfolding drama of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled for 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Apr. 22, the panel

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Cataclysmic hailstorm could cause up to $13.5 billion in damage: ICLR report

February 14, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a low-probability, worst case scenario, a single major hailstorm in Canada could result in insurance claims of up to $13.5 billion, according to a new research paper from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). “Of concern is that

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ICLR to host webinar on exposure of buildings to wildfire

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar later this month on vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies related to exposure of buildings to wildfire. The webinar, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT on

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ICLR to host webinar on clean water inflow and infiltration on Sept. 15

September 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar on inflow and infiltration (I/I) on Sept. 15. The webinar, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST, will feature Barbara Robinson from Norton Engineering, who

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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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Customers in driver’s seat, geared up for experimenting with insurance offerings: webinar

June 29, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Customers want to be in the driver’s seat and, increasingly, that is something insurance providers should want as well, Ellen Carney, principal analyst for e-business and channel strategy at U.S.-based research and advisory firm Forrester, suggested during a Centre for