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April 1, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How will underwriters assess your organization’s commercial property risk? A guide to help risk managers avoid renewal surprises in a tough market environment

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How to help commercial clients during mandatory business shutdowns

March 31, 2020 by Jason Contant

As non-essential businesses shutter across Ontario, your commercial business clients can take a few common sense preventative measures to help ensure their insurance coverage remains in place and facilities are maintained. To further contain the spread of COVID-19, Ontario Premier

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How Trudeau’s wage subsidy package will affect brokers and their clients

March 31, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers will likely see their incomes “relatively stable” during the COVID-19 crisis, at least for the time being, said the head of Ontario’s brokers association. “Generally, I think brokerages – if they have a spread of clients, which most of

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What Canadian P&C industry fears the most about the pandemic

March 30, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canada’s fragile economy is what’s keeping everyone in the P&C insurance industry awake at night. The unknown future of an economy that is almost certainly headed for a global recession figured in the Top 3 answers of what P&C insurance

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“Working from home is working,” P&C industry reports in CU poll

March 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

So far, so good, the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry appears to have adapted very quickly to the new virtual environment of working from home, according to results from a recent Canadian Underwriter survey of its readership. Just over

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How IBAO wants brokers to treat pandemic business interruption losses

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the widespread impact of pandemic-induced business income losses, the property and casualty industry is looking for a good way of dealing with a high volume of potential business interruption notices of loss. “The IBAO is asking business clients not

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Brokers respond to Trudeau’s wage subsidy for small business

March 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement Friday of a 75% wage subsidy for small business is definitely good news for their small business clients. However, it remains an open question as to whether a brokerage would actually need

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Brokers working from home: A personal story

March 26, 2020 by Adam Malik

For broker Stanislav Kojokin of Toronto-based KASE Insurance, getting yourself organized so that you know what your day and the rest of the week is going to look like is the key to success while working from home. Having worked

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What COVID-19 means for your insurance education

March 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

COVID-19 has shifted the Insurance Institute of Canada’s April exam session into the first three weeks of June, a move that affects students taking winter semester courses in the Institute’s Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), General Insurance Essentials (GIE) and Risk

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HUB’s advice to corporate clients who don’t have COVID-19 coverage

March 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Hub International is encouraging corporate clients to report business interruption losses arising from COVID-19 even if they think those claims will likely be denied. “This way, the insurance companies can provide the official response,” said Mike Moyer, Toronto-based senior vice

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The challenges of closing your doors in smaller communities

March 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Gillons Insurance has 11 offices throughout Northern Ontario, but several are located in communities with around 1,000 (and sometimes fewer) people. And so closing their doors to walk-in clients is a big deal to people living in the area. In

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How COVID-19 is changing insurance transactions in B.C.

March 25, 2020 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe and here at home is changing the way auto insurance transactions are conducted in British Columbia. Last week, the government of British Columbia announced it would allow certain auto insurance transactions, such as