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New leader for Top 5 Canadian insurer

Desjardins General Insurance Group’s new president and chief operating officer is Valérie Lavoie. Denis Dubois (pictured), DGIG president until recently, now heads the life insurance and wealth management side of Desjardins Group, a spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Lavoie is

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The big question mark on supply chain liability risk

What liability risk do Canadian corporate clients face if they have supply chains in countries where workers are vulnerable to abuse or unsafe working conditions? It’s an open question right now, but brokers could get some guidance once the Supreme

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Chubb finds ‘alarming’ rise in ransomware attacks

Malware cyber attacks are on the rise compared to one year ago, according to Chubb, with a new type of strain on the rise. The first half of 2019 has seen more ransomware attacks than 2018, catching the eye of

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Gore Mutual shakes up executive team as part of new digital strategy

Gore Mutual is making a number of key changes to its executive team as part of a new strategy to grow into a digital-led national insurer, the carrier announced Wednesday. It intends to grow beyond its core markets of Ontario

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Snow-battered province faces flood advisory

WINNIPEG – Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water – or even flooding – after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago. Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba

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Climate Change: It’s Risky Business

As we all know, climate change is one of the most prominent topics in the news – so much so that it is being touted as a major deciding factor for Canadian politicians in the upcoming federal election. But, what

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Top Broker Summit 2019

The Ritz-Carlton 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 8 am to 5:30 pm   TOP BROKER SUMMIT is your exciting opportunity to network with senior insurance brokers and insurance company executives as they meet to discuss and debate

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SCM ClaimsPro Announces Partnership with Encircle Inc.

Mississauga, ON, October 23, 2019/InsPress/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s independent adjusting and claims management leader, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Encircle Inc., a leading provider of real-time documentation and productivity tools for the

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Sedgwick Canada exec appointed to lead CIAA

John Jones has been appointed as the new president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA), the association reported Tuesday. Jones assumed the role of 35th president of the association from outgoing president Sarah Hirst during the CIAA Annual General

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Take-up rates low in this line of commercial insurance: Lloyd’s

Is your client’s loss of income covered if the business got interrupted because of a catastrophe that hit a supplier? That depends on what the policy says and whether the client actually bought contingent business interruption (CBI) insurance. And these

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