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UPDATED: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us

July 27, 2020 by Adam Malik

Editor’s notes: This story has been updated to include additional information from Travelers. Insurance Bureau of Canada announced that its members are offering reductions in auto insurance premiums for consumers whose driving habits have changed significantly. You can read that

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Covid-19 Webinar: How COVID-19 Can Improve Your Digital Health

July 23, 2020 by Canadian Underwriter

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P&C execs to discuss how COVID-19 has improved the P&C industry’s digital health

July 14, 2020 by David Gambrill

When it comes to the Canadian P&C industry offering digital solutions to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed that the virtual landscape was a Brave New World just four months ago. Digital mailboxes, videoconferencing, electronic pink slips and

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What you need to know about clients changing production

April 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

A company that makes sweaters can’t flip a switch the next day and start making hospital gowns for frontline healthcare workers before working through important insurance considerations, according to experts. If you have a client looking to shift production —

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How the P&C industry can help move the needle on building a climate-resilient society

February 14, 2020 by Adam Malik

The clock is ticking on taking action when it comes to creating more climate-resilient homes, neighbourhoods and cities, a panel warned at a recent conference. When asked by moderator Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction,

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Aviva Canada takes the plunge into cross-border business

September 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

With the introduction of its new Global Corporate and Specialty (GCS) team, Aviva Canada is setting its sights on Canadian companies doing cross-border business in the United States. The GCS team will offer coverage in five key areas: corporate risk,

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Aviva’s new road safety campaign hits a bump in Toronto

June 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

Aviva Canada kicked off a new road safety initiative, although things got off to a rocky start in Toronto. The Take Back Our Roads campaign launched this week as a way to improve road safety on streets across Canada, said

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O’Donovan first woman to lead Aviva board

June 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

Anne Marie O’Donovan is taking over as chairwoman of Aviva Canada’s board of directors and its seven regulated subsidiaries – the first female to do so with the company. She has long been recognized as a leader, winning the Women

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How often are people scamming insurers with cheque fraud?

November 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurance fraud is again in the news, after a Moncton, N.B. man was sentenced to 30 days in prison and 18 months probation for illegally intercepting two insurance cheques sent to an Aviva Canada insured. Just how prevalent is cheque

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Two-day hackathon seeks tech solutions to distracted driving, pedestrian safety

November 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

Developing technology-based solutions to tackle distracted driving, pedestrian safety and house-to-house communication are the goals of an upcoming hackathon hosted by Canada’s second largest insurer and a technology start-up accelerator. Aviva Canada and OneEleven will host the Safer Neighbourhoods Hackathon

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How Intact and Aviva are preparing for a possible Canada Post strike

September 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canada’s two largest insurers have plans in place to provide policy documents to consumers in the event of a postal strike. Workers at Canada Post may strike as early as Sept. 26 if their union cannot reach a new contract