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Paid The value of risks assessments

May 11, 2021 Sovereign Insurance

Every business leader knows they should expect the unexpected, especially in today’s unpredictable world. However, when it comes to risk exposures no business should be caught by surprise. To be truly prepared, organizations should evaluate and reevaluate potential threats to

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The Number 1 challenge facing Canada’s broker channel

May 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Out of all the challenges facing the broker channel right now, the hard market is the biggest one of them of all, according Canadian Underwriter‘s 2021 National Broker Survey. Seventy-four per cent of Canadian P&C insurance brokers who responded to

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Broker strategies for making it through the hard market

May 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers are currently caught between a pandemic and a hard market, with several insurers predicting that Canada’s hard market cycle in property and casualty insurance will last at least one or two more years beyond the end of the pandemic.

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Brokers cut insurers some slack during the pandemic

May 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers appear to be cutting their insurer partners a bit of slack during the pandemic, with more brokers agreeing this year that insurers are striking a fair balance between the interests of carriers and brokers. Over the past three years,

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In the hard market, are you selling on price or coverage?

May 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Price point and carrier capacity have become increasingly important factors for brokers in recommending insurance coverage to their clients over the past year, according to Canadian Underwriter’s 2021 National Broker Survey. Canadian Underwriter asked 234 Canadian P&C insurance brokers across

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Has the pandemic dampened brokers’ enthusiasm for referrals, new business?

April 13, 2021 by David Gambrill

Brokers don’t appear to be as enthusiastic about generating new business through referrals as they were before the pandemic, according to Canadian Underwriter’s 2021 National Broker Survey. In fact, brokers’ support for almost all traditional means to generate new business

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Brokerage interest in M&A dips slightly in early 2021: CU survey

April 12, 2021 by David Gambrill

For Canadian brokerage principals, interest in mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy increased dramatically in September 2020, during the second wave of the pandemic, but seems to have cooled somewhat since then, according to the results of Canadian Underwriter’s

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NBS 2020 Brokers during the pandemic

November 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter’s 2020 National Broker Survey was a survey unlike any other. Conducted during a one-in-100-year global pandemic, we talked to 220 Canadian property and casualty insurance brokers about pressures on the distribution channel, operational challenges, best practices, optimal marketing

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NBS 2020 What brokers REALLY think about their jobs and their bosses

October 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers are more satisfied with their jobs now than they have been over the past three years, Canadian Underwriter’s 2020 National Broker Survey reveals. What’s more, they like their bosses better than their bosses think they do (at least, this

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NBS 2020 Broker principals reveal their favourite way to pay producers

October 16, 2020 by David Gambrill

In the dog-eat-dog world of trying to generate sales during a global pandemic, brokerage principals are increasingly turning to performance-based compensation to help improve the performance of their brokers, according to Canadian Underwriter’s 2020 National Broker Survey. Of the more

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NBS 2020 What’s keeping brokers up at night

October 6, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers are having trouble finding coverage for their clients these days, and the impact of Canada’s hardening P&C insurance market is fast becoming a strong challenge to the broker channel, as Canadian Underwriter’s 2020 National Broker Survey reveals. Results of