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Jaclyn Webster, Claims Business Support Specialist, Northbridge Insurance
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Cargo Theft

January 1, 2016 Jaclyn Webster, Claims Business Support Specialist, Northbridge Insurance

A lack of centralized reporting makes it difficult to understand the scale and scope of cargo theft in Canada. However, existing data indicates some types of cargo – and even certain days of the week – are riskier than others.

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Cargo theft program launches in Western Canada

December 8, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), along with law enforcement and provincial trucking associations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, announced on Tuesday that the “highly successful” cargo theft reporting program currently operating in Eastern Canada is expanding to

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Cargo theft reporting program to launch in Western Canada

December 4, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), police services and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will discuss the expansion of the cargo theft reporting program to Western Canada on Tuesday in Edmonton. The program will help raise awareness of and

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Thunderstorms unleash mudslides on main Southern California highways, stranding drivers

October 16, 2015 Amanda Lee Myers - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – Rescuers threw ladders and tarps across mud up to 6 feet deep to help hundreds of people trapped in cars that got caught in flash-flooding and violent mud flows along a major Southern California trucking route, a

Andrew Duxbury, Underwriting Manager, Munich Re
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Beyond Fun and Games

July 3, 2015 Andrew Duxbury, Underwriting Manager, Munich Re

Toronto is playing host to the Pan Am Games and the Parapan Am Games this summer. But what if something happened – a flood, a civil protest, a transportation shutdown? What could it mean for reinsurers and insurers if the Games are interrupted?

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The Additional Insured

May 31, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP|Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

An oil spill case shows the consequences of not naming an additional insured on a policy

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Driving Forward

May 1, 2015 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Telematics is revving up. Fuelled by the promise of securing consumer loyalty and gaining competitive advantage, offerings from traditional and non-traditional players in the property and casualty space are meant to help position companies for the future. But will current regulatory restrictions serve to stall out the possibilities?

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Transitioning to Fleet

March 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Brokers are moving the needle on telematics for commercial auto insurance. New data solutions could allow fleet owners of all sizes to keep closer tabs on their vehicles for pricing discounts – and improved safety.

1a Albert Poon, president, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association (CIAA)
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Moves and Views

October 1, 2014 by Canadian Underwriter

1 The Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA) has announced that Albert Poon [1a] has replaced David Porter [1b] as CIAA president. Poon, who had been CIAA’s 1st vice president, is director of operations at Cunningham Lindsey Canada Claims Services Ltd.

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In Line to Succeed

May 31, 2014 Insurance Institute of Canada

Aligning your Resources to Support Strategy

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Combating Cargo Crime

January 1, 2014 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Whether they are hauling laundry detergent, t-shirts or electronics, trucking companies – and their insurers – are facing a rising tide of crime that involves more than just theft.

Thomas Varney, Head of Risk Consulting, Americas, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
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Consideration for All

July 1, 2013 Thomas Varney

A recent survey of Allianz experts around the globe shows that businesses take some risks very seriously, but widely underestimate others. Among the latter are the risks of power outages and cyber crime.