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What customers will soon expect from insurance carriers

February 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurance customers are going to start expecting personalized products and services based on data, Andrew Lo, president and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., said during a webinar Thursday. “Our customers are going to expect smart personalization like, ‘Give me the products

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These simple questions can defuse your client’s resistance to cyber

February 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Clients’ arguments against purchasing cyber insurance can often easily be defused, delegates attending NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit heard Friday. Lindsey Nelson, international cyber team leader with CFC Underwriting, said she is often surprised when she hears companies saying they don’t

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Checking a claimant’s auto case evidence? Ask for the LTD discovery transcript

February 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

An insurer in an accident benefits case has obtained a court order requiring a claimant to turn over the discovery transcript in a related long-term disability (LTD) claim arising from the same accident. Ontario’s rules for handling auto accident benefits

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Ontario city settles guardrail ‘spear’ class action lawsuit

February 26, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A proposed Canadian class action that alleged secret cost-saving design changes made to a highway safety guardrail had in fact turned the barrier into a potentially lethal spear has been settled, court documents show. This week’s settlement of

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A broker’s walkthrough of cyber insurance with a client

February 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The majority of clients that Marsh Canada meets with – anecdotally 70-80% – still don’t understand what a cyber insurance policy does, Jeremiah Tonn, vice president of the brokerage’s cyber practice, said on Friday. Speaking at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit

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Should insurers even be writing D&O coverage for sexual misconduct claims?

February 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

Why are insurers writing D&O coverage for allegations involving sexual misconduct, which is not really an “accident,” but rather an intentional act that is typically excluded from coverage? The question came up last Thursday at a PLUS Canada event in

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Hot coffee scalds your client in a drive-through. Is that an auto “accident”?

February 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario auto insurance policies will have to cover a much wider scope of risk if the Supreme Court of Canada does not overturn a recent court ruling against Aviva Canada, Aviva’s lawyer argues. In Dittmann v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada,

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Expectations high that federal budget will make big investments in cybersecurity

February 23, 2018 Andy Blatchford and Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Government and industry insiders have high expectations next week’s federal budget will contain big investments to help Canada reinforce its cybersecurity defences in an age of heightened global threats to businesses, privacy and democracy. A senior government official

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Cyberattacks will increasingly lead to business interruption, cyber insurer warns

February 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Cyber insurer Beazley is expecting an increase in cyberattacks that lead to business interruption, especially due to the growth of cloud platforms and connected devices in the workplace. On Wednesday, Beazley released its 2018 Breach Briefing outlining the types of

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Proposed “concussion code of conduct” could help sports insurers

February 22, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Legislation that would require a “concussion code of conduct” for amateur sports organizations in Ontario will be the subject to public hearings next week. If passed into law, Bill 193 will “be a catalyst for longer-term culture change for concussion

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Airbnb rentals being used for alleged human trafficking: Toronto police

February 22, 2018 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Toronto police say a recent case of alleged human trafficking is the latest in a growing trend involving people using Airbnb rentals to conduct their illicit transactions. Det. Sgt. Nunzio Tramontozzi said police have seen a surge in such cases

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Insurers applaud Quebec’s tougher stance on distracted driving

February 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurers are pleased that Quebec is proposing new distracted driving rules, including stronger penalties as a deterrent, as part of a larger package of proposals to beef up the province’s Highway Safety Act. Insurance Bureau of