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Looking for a quick D&O rebound after COVID? Don’t hold your breath….

July 9, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers looking to see directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance pricing and capacity rebound quickly after the pandemic had better not hold their breath — especially with the Canadian government now starting to pull the plug on certain COVID relief measures…

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Why delivery company is liable for damage to parked car

July 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial auto client is accused of causing damage to a third-party vehicle, the client could be harming its legal position if it fails to produce a statement from its own driver. United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. is on…

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Broker association exec offers thoughts on returning to the office

July 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

How brokers view their work is changing, and brokerage principals need to keep pace with these new expectations, says an executive at Ontario’s broker association. Employers in industries across the board are figuring out how (and whether) their staff will…

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How your commercial clients should be monitoring their cyber risk

July 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With a large number of employees working from home during the pandemic, commercial clients need some way of assigning a risk score to the cyber exposure posed by their users, software applications, and hardware devices, a Canadian information technology security…

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B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire prevention duty

July 9, 2021 by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

COQUITLAM, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he will lobby Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deploy Canada’s military to help clear fire danger zones to prevent future wildfires. Trudeau and Horgan met Thursday with local government and First…

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Paid 3 RV accidents you can avoid

July 9, 2021 by Aviva Canada

It’s important to practice good safety measures to help avoid the most common accidents. Your RV customers will know there’s nothing like exploring the countryside from the comfort of an RV. With almost every convenience at your fingertips, you can…

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The unique coverages for collector cars

July 8, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter

When people typically think of collector cars, they may immediately think of something like a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a Classic Corvette, and other cars of that vintage. But collector cars also include exotics — think of something from Lamborghini —…

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How to go after online fake brokerages through the courts

July 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian courts have the power to try and shut down unlicensed brokers’ Internet sites, though there does not seem to be a simple, sure-fire way to guarantee that Canadians won’t find a fake broker on the web. Teksavvy Solutions Inc.…

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Why brokers’ virtual meetings will survive the pandemic

July 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Virtual meetings during the pandemic have allowed brokers to conduct more structured client meetings with a sharper focus, according to an expert from Aon. Sixteeen months ago, at the onset of the global pandemic, video meetings produced some confusion because…

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Westland buys two digital brokerages

July 8, 2021 by David Gambrill

Westland Insurance has acquired two digital brokerages in a move intended to expand its tech offerings to brokers, renters, and homeowners. In the first of two deals announced Thursday, Agile Underwriting Solutions, owned by Westland, has acquired managing general agency…

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Niagara top doctor says reopening border with U.S. this summer is too risky

July 8, 2021 by Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

The top public health official in Ontario’s Niagara Region says he wants the U.S.-Canada border to stay closed until the fall even as local business leaders and politicians call for the opposite to support the area’s tourism-reliant economy. Dr. Mustafa…

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Former Aviva Canada VP now CEO of TD Insurance

July 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

James Russell, a former senior executive with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Aviva Canada, is now leading The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s property and casualty insurers. Russell’s appointment results from a re-assignment of several TD senior managers. Russell has…