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3 Ways to Win Over the Small Business Owner

October 14, 2018 Plamen Petkov

Plamen Petkov, vice president of Ontario and business resources at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents 110,000 small businesses across Canada, provides insight to help brokers forge successful business partnerships with small business owners. DO: Establish very clearly

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Newcom Media extends its insurance media leadership with acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine and the Top Broker Summit

October 11, 2018 Newcom Media Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. The acquisition extends the market leadership already enjoyed by Newcom

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Introducing the new Canadian Underwriter, “Your Guide to Insurance Success”

October 10, 2018 Ian Portsmouth, Publisher

Whatever your role in the industry, you can rightfully feel harried by the demands of an insurance career today. You’re certainly dealing with more change and complexity than the people who received the debut issue of this magazine in January

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Canada’s #1 insurance publication relaunches with bold new look and editorial mandate

October 10, 2018 Newcom Media Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Canadian Underwriter magazine relaunched today with the publication of its October 2018 issue, introducing an energetic look, functional design and editorial mandate expressed by its new tagline: “Your Guide to Insurance Success.” Now in its

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The Psychology of the Small Business Owner

October 8, 2018 Richard Spence

Consider the sheer courage of Canadian business owners. With so many commercial risks and liabilities, from property and casualty to employee fraud, credit risk, key-person vulnerabilities – and now cyber attack (see story on Page 23) – it’s a wonder

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Settling claims in-house was one reason this MGA got acquired

October 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Totten Insurance Group Inc. might start offering brokers quotes within 24 hours on certain lines, the company’s president told Canadian Underwriter Friday. Totten, a Toronto-based managing general agent, recently acquired Saint John, N.B.-based MGA Anderson McTague & Associates Ltd., a

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Hub subsidiary Totten buys MGA in Atlantic Canada

October 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Anderson McTague & Associates Ltd., a New Brunswick-based coverholder in the Lloyd’s market, has been acquired by Toronto-based Totten Insurance Group Inc., a subsidiary of Hub International Ltd. Totten Insurance is a managing general agency founded in 2002 by H.

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Insurer restricts trampoline insurance coverage after serious injuries

September 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

Increased losses due to significant trampoline injuries has resulted in restrictions on insurance coverage in Alberta. The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) provided an update on its trampoline coverage on Sept. 7. Due to a recent limitation endorsement, coverage is restricted

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Expanded coverage for landlords’ risks

September 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

Managing general agent APRIL Canada announced Tuesday it has launched what it is calling the “only” unpaid rents and damage insurance for landlords in Ontario and Quebec. Historically, these two risks are not addressed by current insurance offerings, as insurers

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Diversity critical for MGA entering Quebec market

August 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

For Canadian managing general agents, maintaining a diversified portfolio and effective distribution channel for products is crucial to success, according to Gary Hirst, president of CHES Special Risk. Hirst spoke to Canadian Underwriter Thursday, one day after CHES announced it

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On the Scene: IBAA Annual Convention, May 6-9, 2018

August 16, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

Beautiful Banff was again the setting for the Annual Convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA), held May 6-9, 2018. Canadian Underwriter was the exclusive national media sponsor of the event, which kicked off with a golf tournament

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Will Aviva Canada and Crawford & Company retain their crowns in 2018?

August 15, 2018 Insurance Nexus

TORONTO, August 15, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Voting has opened in the third annual 2018 Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards, Insurance Nexus have announced. Recent research conducted by Insurance Nexus has shown that 94% of senior insurers agree that AI will deeply