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Beginner’s guide to insuring pot

January 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

After nearly three months of recreational marijuana being legal in Canada, insurers are still trying to wrap their heads around a sector with no track record and lots of uncertainty. For specialist insurer CFC Underwriting, there is still some caution

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Canadian university risk manager on RIMS board

January 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Canadian risk manager is the new vice president of Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc., New York City-based (RIMS) announced Wednesday. Steve Pottle – director of risk management services for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. – was previously

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How to grow in an era of new, intangible business risks

December 6, 2018 by David Gambrill

As business risks become more global, interconnected and less tangible, brokers and insurers should expand their dialogue with clients about loss mitigation or loss prevention, the chief executive of CNA Canada says. “An insurance policy today isn’t really enough,” CNA

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An insurer’s take on the multi-solution era of data exchange

December 3, 2018 by David Gambrill

An old adage states that a broker must be able to communicate with clients in the way in which the clients wish to communicate – be it through online portals, telephone, email, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Similarly, in a multi-solution era

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Why brokers need to talk about ransomware

November 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ransomware attacks are increasing, and as a result, there will likely be a shift in brokers and clients alike starting to recognize the value of the business interruption component of a cyber insurance policy, a specialist insurer said Monday. “Cybercrime

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Is your client properly insured for computer crime?

November 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers placing commercial insurance for the risk of theft should pay close attention to exclusions. Exclusions on some policies covering crime losses for financial institutions may be leaving a gap in cover computer crime, a new paper from Marsh Inc.

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Exclusive partnership will extend MGA’s cyber offerings

November 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

Managing general agent Burns & Wilcox has announced an exclusive partnership with a cybersecurity company to pair its specialty insurance products with data breach monitoring and notification services. The partnership with London, UK-based BreachAware, which specializes in data breach research

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How fraudsters can dupe even tech-savvy risk analysts

November 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Think it’s just your clients that can get tricked into revealing personally identifiable information (PII)? Not always. A recent experiment has shown that even tech-savvy individuals are willing to provide PII without due diligence. A Vancouver-based global identity and business

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Hub acquires two western-Canadian brokerages

November 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced this week it has acquired the assets of two western-Canadian brokerages. Hub acquired on Wednesday the assets of Tri-Line Agencies Inc., a full-service, independent brokerage headquartered in Rose Valley, Sask. Tri-Line Agencies offers personal

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Navacord continues to expand its construction practice with latest partnership

November 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Effective Nov. 1, commercial brokerage Navacord Corp. continued to expand its construction practice with the addition of Westmount Guarantee Services Inc. as a broker partner. Founded in 2011, Markham, Ont.-based Westmount Guarantee provides Tarion bonds (developers’ surety), condominium deposit insurance

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New app centralizes and digitizes the entire insurance lifecycle

November 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

An artificial intelligence company based in Montreal has launched an application to centralize and digitize the entire insurance lifecycle. Koïos Intelligence, which develops AI tools designed specifically for the finance and insurance industries, unveiled Olivo at the Fintech Forum at

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How flexible are the industry’s working arrangements?

October 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadian employees in the insurance industry are about 13% more likely to work remotely than office workers in the United States. One in five U.S. office workers work remotely now, the New York Post reported last week. By contrast, more