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Web Branches

April 1, 2011 David Gambrill

Amendments to the federal Bank Act would prohibit banks from selling or promoting insurance on their bank Web sites. This is an extension of the same regulatory regime that applies to banks’ bricks-and-mortar branches. The new online prohibition is an election away from being enacted, representing a victory for consumer protection, brokers say.

Erin Flett

Insuring a Good Reputation

April 1, 2011 Erin Flett, Senior Underwriter, Management & Professional Liability, R&Q Risk Services Canada Ltd.

As technology advances, so too must insurance coverage of data security and reputational risks.

Shannon Major, Marketing and Communications Manager, Keal Technology

Mediating the Message

October 1, 2010 Shannon Major

Consumers are increasingly communicating using methods not used by brokers and insurance companies.

Robert Harder, Senior Consultant, Robert Harder Consulting Group Inc.

10 Lessons for Brokers

April 1, 2010 Robert Harder

A consultant breaks down what he has seen in his efforts to improve brokers’ businesses.

Feature Claims Canada

On the Scene (February 01, 2009)

January 31, 2009 by

Tim Ponton has been appointed regional vice president (Western) and brings with him a wealth of experience and passion to his new role with Winmar Franchise Corp. Ponton’s management, administration and adjuster experience over the past 28 years with Major


Anatomy of a Deal

January 1, 2009 Vanessa Mariga, Associate Editor

The creation of SCM Insurance Services Inc., Canada’s largest independent adjustment firm, merges claims adjustment, data management and risk management.


Connecting with Consumers

October 1, 2008 Vanessa Mariga, Associate Editor

The future of broker tech may be turning towards consumer-centric technologies.


Making the Most of the Market

August 1, 2008 Craig Harris

Some risk managers are satisfied with taking advantage of the lower commercial rates offered in the current soft market cycle, but others insist more perks are available for the taking

Feature Claims Canada

Insurer has obligation to defend, Ontario Superior Court finds

July 31, 2008 by

Liberty International Underwriters Canada and ACE INA Insurance have been ordered to share the ongoing defence costs incurred by St. Marys Cement Company Inc. on a 50-50 basis, according to an endorsement by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. St.

Feature Claims Canada

Top 10 Insurance Coverage Decisions The Cases You Should Know About From 2007

January 31, 2008 BY: CHRISTOPHER R. DUNN

The year 2007 will be remembered as perhaps one of the busiest in recent memory in the Canadian courts for insurers, including the release of three decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. The various provincial trial and appeal courts


Claims Adjusting Market 2008: Expansion on the Roll

January 1, 2008 Vanessa Mariga

How the expansion of national adjusting firms, acquisitions, private equity capital, ‘big box’ shopping and flat-fee adjusting have all combined to form a growing ball that is Canada’s increasingly concentrated claims adjusting industry.

News Insurance

Umbrella endorsement covers occurrence, not claims made coverage

December 3, 2007 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has affirmed that an endorsement contained in a commercial umbrella liability policy provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company provided coverage on an occurrence basis rather than on the basis of when the claim was made.The case