Environmental

  • The biggest risks facing businesses today, revealed

    Business interruption and supply chain risk, followed by natural catastrophes, are the most dangerous business risks facing companies today, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer Survey 2014.

  • What brokers don’t know about LinkedIn

    Just about every business professional uses LinkedIn – but very few are taking advantage of a premium service that offers qualified leads to brokers for a minimal monthly fee.

  • Zurich Canada moving Toronto location

    Zurich Canada today announced it is moving its Toronto offices from its traditional University Avenue location, where it has been since Ronald Reagan and Brian Mulroney were singing ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’.

  • Brokers can boost premiums with a green option

    Going green is a favourite tactic many companies use to capture client interest, and for insurers, it has been a tricky sell – but one company has found a way, allowing brokers to benefit too.

  • Low rates, not rough water, hurting insurers

    Sensational images of the Costa Concordia being righted and the whopping $1.7 billion insurance price tag aren’t sinking marine coverage – it is insurance investors feeling the pinch of low interest rates.

  • Insurers turning to mapping data in rail, flood disasters

    As the community of Lac-Megantic continues to pick up the pieces following the horrific train crash that killed and injured hundreds this summer, one company that provided much-needed mapping data during the Calgary flood used that same technology to assess the damage in Quebec.

  • Municipal liability has become big business

    A 31-year-old woman was recently awarded $12 million for injuries she suffered when a city-maintained tree limb fell on her – just one example of how liability coverage has become a multi-million-dollar headache for municipalities.

  • Examining hailstorm risk at the neighbourhood level

    What if you could know the exact risk for storm damage on a neighbourhood level? One research company is taking a new look at tornadoes and hailstorms – and the results should prove invaluable to Canadian commercial and personal insurers.

  • The most granular data on your clients ever

    Far Out Friday: Researchers sift through data collected on car drivers, and don’t let underwriters know what they found….

  • Regulator ends aspiring broker's plan

    Should a government inspector be able to sell agricultural insurance? The Insurance Council of Alberta weighs in...