Checking in with Canada’s Beauty Professionals

Dec 2021

How are beauticians, barbers, hairstylists, and other salon professionals faring during the lockdown? Many salons are struggling to keep their lights on, which isn't surprising. That's why news reports indicate many have gone underground.


How is Canada’s Hospitality Industry Faring in 2021?

Nov 2021

As ongoing labour shortages continue to hamper certain sectors, COVID-19 pandemic economic effects are squeezing businesses already struggling to find workers. Businesses of all sizes say they are having difficulty finding workers, so employers are offering more incentives such as higher wages, bonuses, and flexible work schedules in an attempt to attract workers.


Q&A: Insurance to Value

Nov 2021

How can you ensure an insurance policy adequately covers and protects the value of a property in the event of a partial or total loss? The key is insurance-to-value. The insurance-to-value ratio is the percentage of insurance coverage equal to the replacement cost of the insured property.


What SWG Learned from 60 Years of Product and Service Innovation

Nov 2021

South Western Insurance Group (SWG) proudly celebrates 60 years in business this year, making it one of the country's longest-standing and respected managing general agents (MGA). Also, in recognition of SWG's achievement this year, the company was awarded the distinction of being a five-star MGA by Insurance Business Canada.


Alarm Installers, Manufacturers, Distributors Can Expect Increased Demand for Their Services

Nov 2021

Alarm systems are installed for protection, security, and to reduce insurance premiums. In Canada, the Security Alarm Services industry offers the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of alarm, fire, and surveillance equipment.


How SWG Prioritizes Effective Claims Reporting

Oct 2021

In less than a decade, McKinsey & Company has forecasted that the leading claims organizations will combine and harness the best attributes of artificial and human intelligence to eliminate blind spots. (1) SWG's goal when handling claims is to offer the best technology and human expertise possible. That is why we joined forces with the International Programs Group (IPG), a third-party administration company that serves the London market within SCM Insurance Services.