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How D&O claims could arise from COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are accused of failing to warn shareholders of the impact of COVID-19, their directors and officers could have liability exposure, experts from Marsh suggest. Generally speaking, directors and officers tend to have the same liability exposure as

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COVID-19: A brokerage’s guide to working from home

March 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokerages that don’t have a pandemic or business continuity plan in place that allows employees to work from home could follow the lead of one Ontario brokerage that is trying to recreating the office workspace experience in their employees’ homes.

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What Intact is doing during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Intact Insurance employees are working from home and the company has created a dedicated team to keep an eye on developments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company told Canadian Underwriter. “We are taking steps as needed to keep our people

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How liability insurance responds (or not) to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are sued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t assume they will be covered by a commercial general liability policy. General liability policies have exclusions; and for COVID-19, the most relevant exclusion is probably pollution, suggested

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Brokerage stops walk-ins, tells staff to work from home

March 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

No clients will be walking through the doors of at least one Alberta brokerage, thanks to fears around spreading coronavirus in the office. Leibel Insurance Group has closed its doors to client visits and told all employees to work from

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RIMS US cancelled due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 RIMS, The Risk Management Society

New York, NY, March 16, 2020/InsPress/ – For the first time in the Society’s 70-year history, it is with a heavy heart that RIMS regretfully must cancel its 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition. We can’t express enough how grateful we

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Non-Canadians (with exceptions) barred from entering Canada

March 16, 2020 by David Gambrill

In an aggressive move to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that the federal government will be closing the country’s borders to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Exceptions

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We will get more cases’; Calgary implements state of emergency over COVID 19

March 16, 2020 Bill Graveland -  THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The City of Calgary is in a local state of emergency to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Downtown streets were mostly empty Monday and traffic was light as many Calgarians heeded public warnings about the novel coronavirus

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Sugar Bush Breakfast in Ottawa cancelled due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 WICC

Toronto, ON, March 16, 2020/InsPress/ – Early this morning, the Executive committee of the WICC Ontario Board met to review communication and event management regarding appropriate and cautionary actions due to COVID-19.   It is with regret that we will be

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Broker conferences shelved due to virus concerns – are more to follow?

March 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) and the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) are the latest organizations to hold back an event, as threats from COVID-19 are forcing industry organizers to rethink, postpone, or outright cancel events. In

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March 13, 2020 Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 13, 2020/InsPress/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) has been actively monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide. It is with careful consultation that we inform you that IBAM is postponing the upcoming 2020 IBAM

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‘Social distancing’ ramps up as COVID 19 spreads and economic toll mounts

March 12, 2020 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Keeping distance from others as a way to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 ramped up across Canada on Thursday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife went into precautionary self-isolation, major events were cancelled, and stock