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Preparing for the new work normal? Don’t move too quickly…

April 28, 2021 by Adam Malik

Deciding to shift your workforce to be more weighted towards a work-from-home environment isn’t as easy as flicking a switch for brokerages and insurance companies, P&C experts on a recent web panel warned. There needs to be real thought put

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How to engage your staff in a hybrid office

April 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

Keeping staff engaged and stimulated when life returns to something resembling the old normal will be a top challenge for property and casualty insurance industry leaders, experts say. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian P&C industry is expected to implement

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Why the new hybrid office model may have less flexibility than you think

April 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

Those pining for the freedom to pick and choose when they’ll work from home and when they’ll go to the office may be in for a surprise, panellists of a recent insurance webinar warned. On one hand, it’s unlikely that

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How airlines can be exposed to personal injury lawsuits

January 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Slips and falls are not just an exposure for property managers and landlords. They are also a concern for aviation insurers. “Generally, aviation insurers are exposed to liability claims from passengers both while they are inside the airplane and also

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AXA XL names new chief agent

November 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Glen Hopkinson is now interim country manager in Canada for AXA XL Insurance. Urs Uhlmann had been AXA XL’s Canadian country manager from 2018 until this past October. On his LinkedIn profile, Uhlmann reports he is now “open for exciting

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The right — and wrong — risks clients should consider when setting up a captive

November 18, 2020 by Adam Malik

A captive insurance solution is designed for long-term risks, so a client looking to set something up for short-term risks may end up regretting that decision, experts warned during a recent Canadian Underwriter webinar. When a company sets up a

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Why smaller organizations are interested in creating captives

November 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

Interest in captives naturally increases as a hard market intensifies, but now even mid-market or smaller organizations are considering captives as an alternate way to transfer risk, panellists of a Canadian Underwriter webinar observed Monday. “Traditionally, when you think of

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Why this is a good time to set up a captive insurance solution

November 13, 2020 by David Gambrill

Shrinking capacity arising from hard market conditions in many commercial lines have created a favourable environment for self-insuring through captives, senior Canadian executives will propose in a live webinar hosted Monday at noon ET by Canadian Underwriter. Scheduled panellists include

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Why parametric options should be on every broker’s radar

October 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

Advising clients of parametric options will allow brokers and insurers to enhance their value and open up opportunities to provide more options for risk transfer and solutions to coverage issues that couldn’t be solved under traditional measures, says an insurer

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What’s keeping claims pros up at night?

October 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

Talent shortage and keeping pace with change are two of the top issues facing claims professionals over the next three to five years, but that’s just the start of their concerns. Meeting policyholders’ service level expectations and the volatility of

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Where the claims industry stands on flexible workplace conditions

January 22, 2019 by Canadian Underwriter

Editor’s Note:  This version of the story clarifies that previous remarks attributed to Glen Hopkinson were not intended in any way to be interpreted as connected to the merger of AXA and XL Catlin. His remarks were intended to refer