SWG News and Articles

Become indispensable to high-net-worth clients

As well as demanding a high level of customer service and broker attention, high-net-worth individuals also require insurance products that fit their specific, and sometimes unique, needs. The reality is that wealthy clients need a different level of service and, luckily for brokers, Canadian carriers have stepped up to the plate to provide top level

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How to profit from the high-value homeowners space

Although it is a rapidly expanding and potentially lucrative market segment, the high-value homeowners space can be difficult to break into. In many cases, the coverage is purchased by clients in the upper echelons of society; people who are known to be loyal to the insurance professionals who work on their behalf. For both brokers

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Why Canada’s Brokers Count on South Western Insurance to Protect Their Reputations in Western Canada

As an insurance broker, your professional services expose you to liability on a regular basis. If a client believes that your actions have caused them financial loss, many will not hesitate to initiate a claim against you. South Western Insurance Group Limited’s Brokers’ Errors and Omissions Insurance (Brokers’ E&O) is offered in Western Canada and

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Brokers Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has just limited the scope of the standard of care applicable to insurance brokers. The court recently released its decision in Marsh Canada Ltd. v. Grafton Connor Property Inc, partially reversing the lower court’s decision, which had been widely seen as expanding the scope of the standard of care applicable

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Tips for Tats: Total Coverage for Tattoo Shops

Tattooing and body piercing is a rapidly developing industry. A Market Data Enterprises report states that it grew at 9.5% in 2014 and is expected to continue growing at an accelerated rate in the coming years. As the market matures, tattoo shops have come to realize that they need not take unnecessary risks when liability

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Safeguarding Security-Based Businesses

“When we talk about security-based businesses,” said Colleen Bliss, senior underwriter, security services program, South Western Insurance Group Limited, “we’re talking about alarm installers, security guards, private investigators, and alarm monitoring stations. It is businesses who are responsible for another business’ security.” Because their responsibilities are very specific, their coverage needs are as well. “The

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Wildfires are an ever-increasing threat in parts of Canada according to Ecclesiastical Insurance

Toronto, ON —Ecclesiastical Insurance is mindful that wildfires are an on-going and ever-increasing threat to many communities across Canada as evidenced by the current fires in the Central Interior of BC and last year’s wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The government of Canada’s Natural Resources website provides statistics and historical data on the number of

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Pollution Liability Insurance: No Project Too Small

“Pollution is a very broad term” said Jodie Hallyburton, casualty and pollution underwriter, South Western Insurance Group Limited. “It’s gas, liquid, smoke, heat, light, and even noise. Basically, contamination of the natural environment. With the rapid change in regulations at both the Federal and Provincial levels, pollution liability insurance is becoming a must have for contractors now.” Although most of these contractors choose a blanket

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