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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.

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMGAs

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

News Markets / CoveragesMGAsRisk

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

insPRESS Announcements

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

Feature Markets / CoveragesRisk

Specialty rises to the Top

August 1, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialty Lines insurance is quickly becoming the new commercial standard, thanks to the meltdown of the vanilla CGL policy. Here’s why you can expect to reach out to specialty markets more often in the future.

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMGAs

How to best insure clients against kidnappers

July 16, 2018 by Jason Contant

While kidnap and ransom (K&R) insurance is one type of insurance nobody wants to have to use, there are a few things that should be kept top of mind for brokers placing the coverage. The most important consideration revolves around

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMGAs

Insurers jumping out of the trampoline business

July 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadian insurers are jumping out of the trampoline business. Gina Bennett, vice president of Markel Canada’s western region, told Canadian Underwriter Thursday that there are few markets to approach for trampoline risks, as most sports insurance carriers have exited writing

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMGAs

Shop Canadian when selling marine, brokers advised

July 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers interested in selling marine insurance should target coverholders and managing general agents (MGAs) in Canada rather than going straight to the London market, a senior marine surveyor told Canadian Underwriter recently. “There are a lot of MGAs and coverholders

insPRESS Announcements

Join WICC’s Golf Beach Party on July 11

June 20, 2018 WICC Ontario

TORONTO, June 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – WICC Ontario’s Golf Fundraiser takes place again at the beautiful Angus Glen Golf Club. In our 19th year, we have something enjoyable for everyone! Get into our BEACH THEME and wear your best Hawaiian