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Existing auto insurance system well-positioned to handle autonomous vehicle claims: Travelers Canada exec

July 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s existing auto insurance structure is well-positioned to resolve claims and provide fair and timely compensation to accident victims when autonomous vehicles (AVs) are involved in a crash, a Travelers Canada executive said Monday. “The current auto insurance framework is

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Home renovations during COVID: What your clients need to know

June 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

With more of your clients staying home during the pandemic, more are renovating their homes. And that means your clients need to make sure that they have the right insurance coverage in place, and that the renovations are properly reflected

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Updated: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us

May 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Editor’s notes: This story has been updated to include additional information from Allstate. Insurance Bureau of Canada announced in 2020 that its members are offering reductions in auto insurance premiums for consumers whose driving habits have changed significantly. You can

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How a shrinking office footprint can grow your company

February 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

You can grow your business by shrinking the office footprint, as long as you do it correctly, the CEO of Travelers Canada says. Several P&C insurance company executives are openly discussing how much office space they might actually need once

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The critical piece that made remote work successful for Travelers

February 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Property and casualty insurance industry employers need to work with staff to set clear expectations when it comes to setting up a working-from-home policy, says an insurer executive. Done correctly, P&C employers can see a boost in productivity and employee

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What carriers told us: The latest on pandemic relief measures

October 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

With $1 billion in auto premium relief made available for Ontario drivers alone, drivers across Canada shouldn’t expect more premium relief coming from their carrier, at least in the near future. Canadian Underwriter reached out to a number of insurers

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This company is accelerating broker commissions

April 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Some brokers will be getting their commission payments sooner from Travelers Canada, the company announced just before the Easter weekend. The move is being applauded by the Insurance Brokers of Canada (IBAC). Those who are on an annual payment system

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How Millenials are helping stop distracted driving

October 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Millenials – the ever-connected, technologically savvy age group – are actually most likely to ask a driver to stop using their mobile device if they are a passenger, a new Travelers Canada survey has found. Distracted driving has been cited