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Why home fire risk has increased in Ontario

May 5, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario’s fire marshal says there’s been an increase in fire deaths this year as COVID-19 measures force many people to stay home and do more home cooking. Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities between Jan. 1 and

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How COVID-19 will forever change this line of business

May 1, 2020 by Jason Contant

COVID-19 has highlighted the concerns associated with clustering suppliers in one region, such as China. Supply chain risk is one area of insurance that will see changes in the post-pandemic world, according to Tracy McLean, senior vice president of global

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The ‘hidden’ cyber risks of remote work

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients are vulnerable to hidden risks when they have large numbers of people suddenly working remotely or from home in a disaster, as we are seeing in the pandemic, experts told brokers listening in to Canadian Underwriter’s latest webinar.

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Why it’s hard to determine liability when a plaintiff catches coronavirus in nursing home

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Liability insurers and courts could be entering uncharted legal territory when dealing with class-action lawsuits against nursing homes or long-term care homes in which residents have become sick and died from the coronavirus. In some cases, a question before a

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This is not a drill

May 1, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff: Jason Contant, Greg Meckbach, Adam Malik and David Gambrill

Since mid-March, Canada’s P&C industry has been working from home and social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. What have we learned so far that will help us prepare for the next pandemic?

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At-home workers need to prevent these people from using their computers

April 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerages looking to manage their own cyber risk and advise commercial clients about their cyber risks should look to one major golden rule when employees work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Your family members should not be using your

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Under-used buildings increase this risk during pandemic

April 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers and their commercial business clients returning to the office after a long shutdown may want to think twice before drinking the tap water. Business shutdowns affecting commercial property as a result of the coronavirus mean less water is running

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How to manage the immediate COVID-19 fallout while preparing for a post-pandemic future

April 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

Industry leaders should begin preparing right now for the post-pandemic business environment, while still managing the immediate fallout of COVID-19, two partners of a strategy consulting firm said recently. This includes spending time envisioning the future, developing a strategy to

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How pandemic has changed Canadian food processing

April 21, 2020 Aleksandra Sagan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Campbell Soup Company’s production goes into overdrive during what executives dub “soup season.” Starting in October and ending with the close of winter, Campbell’s manufacturing centres run non-stop, staffed by extra employees. Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer

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Predicting possible outcomes to coronavirus and other pandemics with models and simulations

April 20, 2020 Gabriel Wainer, Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University - THE CANADIAN PRESS

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site Lately, our daily lives include reading complex news items with analysis

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How Zurich and BFL helped Bauer’s move to make face shields

April 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Sports equipment maker Bauer made headlines when it announced it would shift its production to making face shields for front line employees deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Behind the scenes helping to make it possible was its broker, BFL

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Our experts weigh in on COVID-19 impacts to various industries across the globe

April 17, 2020 Amanda Emery

Toronto,ON, April 17, 2020/InsPress/  If you are working on an article surrounding the pandemic and need an expert to interview/quote, we have you covered. We’ve written articles on the following, with lots more on the way: 1. Cyber Criminals on the