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This type of claim should dry up in Ontario with COVID-19

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the Ontario government ordering the closure of bars and nightclubs, this should eliminate – temporarily – one category of commercial liability claim. “I don’t think claims will be launched against commercial hosts at this time,” said Mouna Hanna, an

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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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Pandemic coverage: The big unknown for dentists

March 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Are Canadian dentists covered for business interruption or commercial liability arising from the COVID-19 pandemic? That is open to question right now for some existing policies. What seems clear is that if a dentist wants to buy a new policy

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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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How Intact will handle claims in an era of social distancing

March 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

Intact is assuring clients and brokers that they are “working around the clock” to keep the claims journey moving forward with as little interruption as possible. “We have mobilized our claims department to be there for our brokers and customers,

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How Canada’s fire departments are responding to COVID-19

March 20, 2020 Amy Smart - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Vancouver’s fire department is preparing to stop responding to the site of non-critical medical calls to preserve its ability to respond to major fires and other emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fire Chief Darrell Reid told a news conference this

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Tenant shares liability for attack on visitor by homeowner’s dog

March 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Calgary homeowner and her tenant are on the hook for more than $20,000 after a waste removal contractor was attacked on the property by a dog. In Malig v. Kaur, released Mar. 16, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled

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The good and bad news about event cancellation insurance

March 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With events being cancelled left, right, and centre to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus in Canada, there is good news and bad news for clients wanting event cancellation insurance. The good news is that insurers are probably not

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The impact of COVID-19 on independent adjusters

March 18, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

As most Canadians are being asked to leave home only when necessary, how will the property and casualty industry deal with a large catastrophe, such as a major wind storm, while still taking precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19

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Volvo recalls vehicles to fix automatic braking malfunction

March 18, 2020 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Volvo is recalling more than 736,000 vehicles worldwide because the automatic emergency braking system may not detect obstacles and stop the vehicles as designed. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 S60, V60, S90L and V90 models. The

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What Intact is doing during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Intact Insurance employees are working from home and the company has created a dedicated team to keep an eye on developments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company told Canadian Underwriter. “We are taking steps as needed to keep our people

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Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding amid COVID 19 outbreak

March 17, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Genevieve Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the