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How brokers personally assist during floods

May 2, 2019 by Jason Contant

The flooding last year in Grand Forks, B.C. was a prime example of how an insurance broker provides more than just policy advice and advocacy when disaster strikes. A broker could provide money upfront for additional living expenses, emotional support

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Driving growth through market turns

May 2, 2019 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

After talking to Canadian brokers nationwide, and in the spirit of car racing board games, Canadian Underwriter presents the obstacles and opportunities facing brokers as they steer their way to success

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Where in Canada do brokers get paid the most?

April 25, 2019 by David Gambrill

Looking to work for brokerages in the highest-paying regions of the country? Check out brokerages in either Alberta or Ontario, according to numbers contained in a recent Deloitte study commissioned by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC). At $70,800

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Is the industry taking a consistent approach to overland flood coverage?

April 23, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are carriers taking a consistent approach to covering overland flood? The flood waters sweeping across New Brunswick and Quebec have brought the issue to the forefront. In general, overland flood was not covered in Canada until 2015; only sewer backup

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Alberta’s new government: What next for the auto rate cap?

April 22, 2019 by David Gambrill

As the newly-elected United Conservative Party (UCP) prepares to take power in Alberta, it remains an open question what the victory will mean for the province’s auto insurance companies and brokers. In his electoral victory speech, UCP Leader Jason Kenney

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How brokers can stop a flooded basement

April 16, 2019 by David Gambrill

A recent study suggests brokers have a golden opportunity to talk to homeowners one-on-one about how to protect homes from basement floods. With the right information and often for less than $500, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks

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Why brokers need to take ownership of data

April 11, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokers need to take ownership of the data they collect to personalize and improve the customer experience, a speaker suggested Tuesday at the CIP Symposium in downtown Toronto. “For the brokers in the room, how does your client feel if

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Why brokers need to check their dec pages

April 4, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker was fined $1,000 fine for not checking to make sure his client’s request for a Single Limit Endorsement was included as part of the client’s home insurance coverage. It wasn’t, as it turns out, and the client

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Hub acquires personal and commercial lines brokerage in Alberta

April 2, 2019 by Jason Contant

Hub International announced Tuesday it has acquired Del Fisher Insurance, an independent brokerage offering personal and commercial lines. Based in Calgary, Del Fisher Insurance has provided personal and commercial insurance solutions, including home, auto, business and contract bonding to area

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson acquired by Marsh & McLennan

April 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.’s acquisition of London, England-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is now complete, New York City-based Marsh & McLennan announced Monday. The deal – which could form the world’s largest commercial property and casualty brokerage –

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Archway Insurance moves into Saint John with acquisition

April 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Archway Insurance, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest brokerages, has moved into Saint John, N.B. with the acquisition of Hall & Fairweather Insurance, effective Monday. The Hall & Fairweather office expands independent brokerage Archway’s footprint in New Brunswick and gives the

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BFL Canada appoints vice chair

March 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

Commercial insurance brokerage BFL Canada has announced the appointment of Norman M. Steinberg as vice chair. Steinberg was appointed to BFL’s board of directors in June of 2018. He was previously global chair of international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.