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Court sides with condo insurers that used the wrong policy to deny a $4.4-million water damage claim

January 20, 2021 by David Gambrill

Six subscription policy insurers that denied coverage to a condo corporation in a $4.4-million water damage claim — a denial based on reference to the wrong policy — have had the matter tossed out of court. The Court of Queen’s

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A sign that insurers are actually investing in technology

December 11, 2020 by Adam Malik

Insurers have talked about the need to be more digital for years now but there is one clear sign that they’re actually following through on their plan, according to a KPMG insurance expert: A significant number of them are investing

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Aviva CEO sides with science against fruitless conjecture around climate risk

November 27, 2020 by Adam Malik

Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah has no time for arguing about the validity of climate change and the threats facing the planet that are affecting the insurance industry. Instead of debates about climate change based on speculation and conjecture, he’d

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One essential thing required for condo premium relief

November 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Clients don’t always know the process when they have to report a condo insurance claim, and a number of property and casualty insurance professionals believe education of condo managers and boards is key to turning around the hard market in

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Culture change needed to mitigate condo losses: Aviva exec

November 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

As capacity for condo insurance shrinks and premiums continue to mount, property managers and condo boards will find greater success with underwriters if they can show they are embedding responsibility for risk management and mitigating losses into their corporate culture,

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What brokers are looking at to help condo corporations reduce deductibles

October 29, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers working in the condo insurance class of business are looking at creative ways to help their condo corporation clients shoulder the burden of much higher deductibles — including preliminary discussions around the option of “buy-down” deductibles. “As a broker,

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Aviva Canada’s approach to the new pandemic workplace  

October 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into the fall and winter months, with cases continuing to rise throughout the country, it is critical that the industry’s leaders foster a culture of trust within their P&C organizations moving forward, an Aviva Canada

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Top Story of 2020: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us

July 27, 2020 by Adam Malik

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with all known information. 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 story here.

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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,