ADVANTAGE Live: Unique and Unusual Properties

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Date and Time: September 26, 2017 1 p.m. ET - 2:15 p.m. ET


Partly due to skyrocketing real estate prices, but also due to concerns for the environment, and a yearning for a simpler life, the tiny homes movement has taken off, and with it, concerns about the proper way to insure tiny structures.

Laneway homes , which are homes built into pre-existing lots, can help increase urban density and (theoretically) moderate house prices in urban cities, including Vancouver and Toronto, but what is the best way to insure them?

And while insurance products readily exist to cover heritage and high-value homes , concerns about underinsurance and replacement cost value are extremely common. Heritage homes have many unique characteristics (think hand-carved elements) that are difficult to assess and include in property evaluations, while high-value properties often raise questions about whether adequate replacement cost coverage is in place.

Join our panel of experts for a discussion of the wide range of unique properties from coast to coast. We will be talking about underwriting considerations, new insurance products and their features, and will provide claims examples.

Who should attend this webinar:
Join the webinar if you are a broker, claims or underwriting professional, to get the most up to date information about unique and unusualproperties, how to properly insure them, and how to talk to your clients about them.

Add your own insights. Join the conversation. We want to hear from you:
Email us  before the webinar, or submit a question using the webinar platform to take advantage of the exchange during the live broadcast.


Jackie Murison, FCIP, CRM, ICP | Portfolio and Innovation Specialist

The Commonwell

Jackie researches, designs, develops, project manages and delivers net new products and rate changes for non-automobile business including commercial, farm, residential, excess and umbrella. She has designed system configuration guidelines and project managed web-based quotation/application/e-mail submission model for submission of package commercial business. She led product amalgamation of three amalgamating insurers, including product alignment, system mapping and configuration guidelines, conversion design/training/audit for commercial, farm and residential business. She is past Chair with the Kawartha/Durham Chapter of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, a CIP Instructor for the Insurance Institute of Ontario-Kawartha/Durham Chapter with successful experience instructing liability, underwriting essentials and business of insurance. Currently, she's a national virtual instructor for the Insurance Institute of Canada, instructing liability loss prevention and reinsurance.

Karen Ritchie | Senior Vice President
Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP| Hargraft Schofield LP

Karen is Senior Vice President and Joint Venture Partner with Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP since 1993. Karen's responsibilities include commercial and personal lines production, service and management. She is a Board member of the Toronto Insurance Conference, member of the IBC Commercial Insurance Committee and has sat on various Insurance Companies' Broker Liaison Committees. Conference speaker at the 2017 Flood Conference in Toronto. She has provided opinions as an expert witness for environmental claim lawsuits.

Stefan Tirschler, CIP | Product + Underwriting Manager
Square One Insurance Services

Stefan has over 11 years of industry experience as a specialty personal insurance broker and risk advisor, and as a technical consultant with a leading Australian general insurer. As Product & Underwriting Manager with Vancouver-based Square One Insurance Services, Stefan is responsible for the design and implementation of domestic and international product development and underwriting initiatives. A CIP graduate, Stefan also instructs the Insurance Institute's General Insurance Essentials program in partnership with Langara College.

Registration deadline:
Tuesday, September 26
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- All registrants will receive a copy of the slides and the recording.
- Continuing education credits will be awarded where applicable.
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