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How liability insurers will react to military report on long-term care homes

June 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A recently military report on some Canadian long-term care facilities will change the way liability coverage is underwritten and could even discourage some insurers from staying in the market, a managing general agent suggests. “I think you will probably see

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Large protest gatherings pose COVID 19 risks: B.C. health officials

June 2, 2020 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – Large public gatherings, including anti-racism protests, pose health risks during a pandemic, British Columbia’s top health officials said Monday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said people in B.C. have the right to protest and express their feelings,

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Q&A: Business Continuity in the Digital Age

June 1, 2020 by David Gambrill

As an industry challenged by all of the various disasters that the world has to offer, many Canadian property and casualty insurance companies already had business continuity plans in place to keep their operations running in the face of a

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Better safe than sued: How to advise your clients on temperature screening, glove use

May 29, 2020 by Adam Malik

Your commercial clients may expose themselves to legal risk if they don’t adhere to all government recommendations to protect clients and employees from the spread of coronavirus while re-opening, legal professionals warned. As social distancing rules loosen in various parts

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Hitching a ride: How risky is carpooling during COVID 19 pandemic?

May 29, 2020 Melissa Couto - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Whether it’s giving your neighbour a ride to the grocery store, or letting a friend borrow your car, health experts generally advise against sharing a vehicle during the COVID-19 pandemic. But like many coronavirus-related scenarios, determining the probability of infection

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These types of businesses are in serious need of a cyber policy

May 28, 2020 by David Gambrill

With ransomware and financial fraud on the rise, smaller businesses in Canada are vulnerable, particularly less-sophisticated organizations that move large amounts of money. For smaller brokerage houses selling cyber, examples of your next opportunities may be car dealers, people involved

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How these two auto insurers rate Gender X differently

May 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Pembridge Insurance Company plans to start rating motorists who identify themselves as ‘Gender X’ in Nova Scotia, charging Gender X motorists the same as women, the province’s regulator announced Tuesday. Through its Pembridge unit, Allstate writes home and auto insurance

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Q&A: Business Continuity in the Digital Age

May 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

More than 3 million Canadians lost their jobs in March and April due to the business closures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. An Angus Reid poll published in March suggested that 44% of Canadian households reported lost

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How liability coverage limits determined what this bar owed in commercial host lawsuit

May 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A bar found 20% liable for an impaired driving accident has to pay two-thirds of the plaintiff’s legal costs and wound up paying double for damages what the at-fault motorist paid. Hummel v. Jantzi, released May 14 by the Ontario

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Why it might get easier for plaintiffs to fund their lawsuits

May 21, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision involving third-party litigation funding coming on top of the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian courts are likely to see a spike some types of lawsuits, suggests the head of

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Opinion: How to sell cyber insurance digitally

May 20, 2020 Nick Novinger, Regional Manager (Quebec), Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

We’re operating in a much more digital world than just a few months ago. As companies of all sizes scramble to make their operations work outside their physical buildings, the threat of cyberattacks increases. Small business clients intuitively understand the

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Cautions accompany Canada’s slow emergence from COVID 19 lockdown

May 20, 2020 Mike Blanchfield - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – As Canada’s economy slowly emerged from the COVID-19 lockdown, the chief public health officer was cautioning the country to temper its expectations and continue to take precautions to prevent a resurgence of the illness. Dr. Theresa Tam’s caution