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Gallagher no longer buying major Willis Towers Watson assets

July 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A bunch of Willis Towers Watson plc workers, who anticipated that their divisions were being sold to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., will be staying with Willis Towers Watson after all. Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Gallagher announced July 26 that a

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P&C industry must better engage those who are “kicking the tires” on a purchase: exec

May 18, 2021 by David Gambrill

Digital has made it easier for Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry to serve customers who wish to purchase a fairly straightforward insurance product, but more emphasis needs to be placed on converting customers who are kicking the tires on

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Can insurtechs match the financial performance of traditional carriers?

April 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Lemonade, Root and Metromile have a few things in common, and it’s not just their leading-edge technology. “Their performance has been consistently worse than those of their more traditional [insurance company] peers,” writes Joel Baker, CEO of MSA Research Inc.

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How COVID has influenced usage-based auto insurance adoption

March 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Motorists who are driving fewer kilometres than they were before the pandemic are more likely to select usage-based auto insurance, Intact Financial Corp. observes. “COVID has pushed consumers to recognize that maybe UBI would be a tool that will immediately

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When GAP insurance is an ‘easy profit maker’ for auto dealer

January 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Guaranteed Asset Protection is one way for automotive dealers to make money from consumers who make large down payments on their new vehicles, an automotive columnist suggests. GAP insurance is intended to protect consumers who borrow money to buy their

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Open banking in Canada could help insurers with credit scoring

January 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Open banking could give insurers better data for credit scoring, suggests an official with the organization that handles clearing and settlement for banks in Canada. “I think we will see more accurate underwriting and more accurate credit scoring,” Andrew McFarlane,

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How the pandemic will change insurers’ medical assessments

September 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some insurers’ medical examiners to consider virtual exams instead of in-person exams when the examiner needs to speak with the claimant. “We work with a number of firms that provide independent medical assessments and evaluations

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Nissan recalls nearly 1.9M cars for pesky hood latch

June 4, 2020 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – For the fourth time, Nissan is recalling hundreds  – of thousands of midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a nagging latch problem that may allow the hood fly open while cars are moving. The latest

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How COVID-19 is ramping up insurance needs for telemedicine

April 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

COVID-19 has sharply increased the demand for telemedicine in Canada, and with it comes emerging risks and possible unexpected gaps in coverage for clients. Telemedicine – or using video, audio and other technologies to deliver preventive, diagnostic and treatment services

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Why Hub bought Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice

March 11, 2020 by Jason Contant

Hub International’s recent acquisition of Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice will allow the global brokerage to better serve the needs of both large employers and mid-market customers, the brokerage told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. “[Morneau Shepell’s] focus on large and jumbo

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Should you outsource your response to silent cyber?

February 28, 2020 by Jason Contant

Some insurers are specifically allocating internal resources to address silent cyber, while others are outsourcing it, speakers noted recently at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto Feb. 21. Melinda Parker Thompson, an underwriting specialist with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

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How active assailant attacks are redefining terrorism insurance

February 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

Attacks involving “active assailants” are on the rise, and brokers shouldn’t assume that a standard property, commercial general liability (CGL), or even terrorism policy will cover the costs of supporting and helping the victims, a specialist insurer said Wednesday. “It