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Are you ensuring your client’s trip doesn’t leave a bad taste?

April 26, 2018 by Allianz Global Assistance

Part of travelling is trying everything! New food, new experiences. But when those experiences result in the unexpected, that’s when travel insurance becomes a universal need. Here are two reasons why you should recommend travel insurance to your customers: Should…

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Top court upholds police search for marijuana during roadside stop

April 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With the federal government aiming to legalize marijuana possession, insurers are looking for some assurances that the Cannabis Law will not lead to increased claims frequency and liability; this, in turn, relates to the ability of police to search vehicles…

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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

April 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.…

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Mandatory corporate diversity policies soon to be Canada-wide

April 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Amid discussion that insurance industry executives are disproportionately male in an industry composed primarily of women, a proposal to mandate diversity policies for boards of Canadian corporations is one step closer to becoming law. The House of Commons voted April…

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How a court kept insurers’ auto storage costs under control

April 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

An auto collision centre has lost an appeal in court that would have effectively forced insurance companies to settle all disputes in an auto claim before the vehicle is released to the insurer, thus racking up storage costs while the…

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Rental agencies struggle with screenings as security concerns rise

April 25, 2018 by Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Monday’s deadly rental van rampage in Toronto shows how quickly a vehicle can be turned into a weapon, but rental agencies are finding few clear options to prevent their property from involvement in such violent acts. The urgency to find…

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Paid Breakthrough research uncovers common characteristics of future insurance leaders

April 24, 2018 by DGA Careers

How would you describe yourself when it comes to developing your insurance career?  Open to new opportunities? Eager to learn? Ambitious? On the other hand, you might be at a stage where you are content with your current role and…

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Hockey team’s brokerage focuses on supporting staff affected by Humboldt bus crash

April 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

One Saskatchewan brokerage is still trying to determine how best to support staff whose children knew some of the players fatally injured in the Humboldt bus crash earlier this month. Tracy Rogoza, chief operating officer of Knight Archer Insurance, the…

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How insurance responds when vehicles are used as weapons

April 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If a rental vehicle is used as a murder weapon, the insurer could be on the hook if neither the driver nor the person renting the vehicle have auto insurance. Ten pedestrians died Monday in Toronto after a rental van…

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How a worker injured while driving on duty can sue an at-fault driver’s employer

April 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A worker injured on the job in an Alberta auto accident can sue the employer of the at-fault driver, the province’s court of appeal ruled in a recent decision. In McIver v. McIntyre, Lewis Morgan, an employee of Calgary Propane…

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B.C. projects big savings from new minor injury cap

April 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is congratulating British Columbia’s proposed legislative changes that would introduce a minor injury cap of $5,500 in the province, a move aimed at reversing the public auto insurer’s skyrocketing legal and administrative costs. The…

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Broker fined for out-of-province licensing muddle

April 24, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Insurance Council of Manitoba has fined Randolph McGlynn of Advocis Brokers Services Inc. $2,000 for attesting that two agents were licensed to do business in Manitoba when in fact they never held agent licenses in the province. Instead, the…