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Calm in the storm

May 8, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Living and working during a global pandemic is new to everyone. The executive team of Edmonton-based Leibel Insurance Group shares their best advice about how to work from home successfully. – As told to Adam Malik Create a routine. That’s

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How the pandemic has shown leaders can trust their staff

May 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

Most property and casualty insurance brokers have been working remotely from home for nearly two months, managing a crush of client needs during the novel coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, they have provided a lesson in trust. Serving customers successfully

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Ripple effects

May 7, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

How will the deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson affect brokers in Canada?

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COVID-19 operations

May 6, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

How the brokers’ pandemic response accelerated their conversion to digital, thereby enhancing their value to consumers

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Your complete guide to preparing for a return to your offices

May 6, 2020 by David Gambrill

Business continuity plans should consider four main areas while preparing for the P&C industry workforce to return to work in an office setting, KPMG told Canadian Underwriter in an interview Friday. These four areas include: Identifying the people responsible for

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What adopted technology will stick around after the pandemic?

May 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Now that many insurance professionals have been successful working from home, plenty of technologies they are using now are expected to stick around even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a number of P&C experts. “The tools we’re using

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Quebec’s brokers act quickly as province moves ahead with plan to re-open economy

May 5, 2020 by Adam Malik

There’s no rush to return to the office for many brokers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to think about before heading in. While Quebec announced it will start to end its “pause” on the economy — though

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Return to the office: Acknowledging workers’ fear

May 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the P&C industry plans to return to the office safely while remaining socially distant, perhaps the greatest challenge lies in accommodating anxious, digitally-empowered employees and clients who aren’t yet ready to return to traditional workplaces while the pandemic is

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Opinion: The dangers around the pandemic of litigation

May 4, 2020 Philip Cook, Chairman, Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.

As we optimistically look forward to at least the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 virus, our industry should start to prepare for the “pandemic of litigation” that will undoubtedly follow. Our property and business interruption policies will be

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Brokers urged to plan now for eventual return to the office

May 4, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers are now turning their minds towards returning back to the office safely while the novel coronavirus pandemic is still underway and a vaccine has yet to be developed. Brokerages across Canada will need to be aware of what

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Narrowing your focus

May 3, 2020 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In a hard market dominated by large players, small and mid-sized commercial brokerages face an existential choice: Specialize — or risk extinction.


Where to find growth

May 2, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Dave Partington, appointed in December as CEO of Gallagher Global Brokerage — Canada, explains how firming market conditions bring new opportunities for commercial brokers.