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How to insure emerging tech companies

September 27, 2023 Jason Contant

Technology companies today can run the gamut from those resembling traditional manufacturers to others dabbling in artificial intelligence or emerging tech – which are more difficult to insure. This variety means both insurers and brokers need to thoroughly understand a

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Will markets soften after 2022’s strong performance?

July 14, 2023 Glenn McGillivray

For 2021, a year-in-review for the P&C industry began with the sunny news that it “was the most generally favourable for Canadian insurers in a long while.” But that same review ended with the suggestion that those rosy numbers may

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What’s changing the way commercial brokers view loss control?

June 26, 2023 David Gambrill

It’s possible the pandemic, combined with the P&C industry’s ongoing hard market, may have permanently altered how insurers assess their risk appetites. And brokers wise to this shift have adjusted their approach to advising clients accordingly. Given that insurers are

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Is market segmentation helping to soften pricing?

June 14, 2023 David Gambrill

A softening, but segmented, insurance market is allowing commercial lines brokers to leave some aspects of the years-long hard market behind. Improved pricing models are one key ingredient in the ‘stability’ now seen in commercial lines, brokers observed. Carriers are

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Pandemic lockdowns make the case for pay-as-you-go commercial insurance

April 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Auto insurance has introduced pay-as-you-go options for personal clients, but in the era of business shutdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it seems as though commercial lines could use a similar option as well. Brokers in a LinkedIn thread

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2020 results: Did Canada’s insurers “outrun the bear” of claims inflation?

March 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Canada’s P&C insurance industry survived the pandemic year of 2020 in good financial health, although some insurers wound up with healthier balance sheets than others, according to financial data published in the forthcoming MSA Research Q4-2020 Outlook Report. “The Canadian

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Letter to the editor: Best Terms — the buyer’s point of view

February 26, 2021 BC Risk & Insurance Manager’s Association

To the Editor, We would like to respond to your editorial titled “Regulators, leave subscription policies alone,” dated Dec. 7, 2020. It is true that these are turbulent times in the insurance market, and that insurers have been experiencing losses

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Financially, which of your clients are hurting the most?

August 7, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian construction and real estate development companies appear to be hurting the most during the pandemic, according to bankruptcy records kept by the federal government. Twenty-seven Canadian companies have been granted creditor protection since the novel coronavirus was declared a