Business Interruption and Equipment Breakdown for Farms Webinar


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Date and Time: December 07, 2023 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST

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Did you know that there are 190,000 farms in Canada - and the average insured value of their operations grows each year? Unfortunately, many farm policies don't have adequate coverages, considering both their size, complexity and the significance of the exposures they face. Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses.

Tailored products have been developed to provide the unique and specialized coverages required for these exceptional enterprises. You will be introduced to Equipment Breakdown exposures in intensive farm livestock operations (heating, cooling, feeding, watering, waste removal, and the wide variety of handling/processing equipment), seed growing and processing facilities, and others. Gain greater credibility with clients and be able to recommend the coverages most suited to their needs.  

• Discuss farm equipment breakdown coverages:
    • How it applies to a wide variety of farm types
    • The significance of this risk and different options to insure against these losses
    • Optional coverage and/or limitations
• Identify a wide variety of types of equipment that are typically found in farm operations
• Review farm Business Interruption / Loss of Income in depth:
    • Coverage options and how losses are settled
    • Different Business Interruption / Loss of Income needs of complex farm risk
    • How to counsel and protect a client’s income losses in a significant loss, with consideration to operations where multi-year income loss may occur
• Illustrate how both farm equipment breakdown and business interruption coverages may or may not apply during a claim event by using loss examples
• Understand and describe unique underwriting aspects of farm risks
• Explain how claims are settled for these types of exposures on farm


Kevin Callbeck, BComm, FCIP, was a National Farm Portfolio Manager for the Co-operators General Insurance and worked in the insurance industry for more than 34 years. He's enjoyed a great variety of roles, all related to farming in both direct and indirect ways, working Claims, Loss Control, Underwriting and Product/Portfolio. Kevin was raised on a 2500-acre mixed cattle and grain farm near Turtleford, Saskatchewan, and went on to complete his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Soon after joining the insurance industry, he completed first his CIP, then completed his Fellowship in 2003. Freshly retired, Kevin continues to actively monitor the factors that shape farming and the implications for farmers and their insurance needs.

Dave Latham, FCIP, Senior Adjuster - Coast Claims
Dave began his claims adjusting career in 1982 working for a National Independent Adjusting firm continuously until 2008, managing a number of offices for over 20 years. Dave works with Central Alberta Adjusters in Red Deer AB. Dave obtained his bachelors degree in economics and Political Science at the University of Victoria in 1979 and attained his AIC (CIP) in 1985 and Fellowship in 1988. Dave was an instructor for the Insurance Institute of Canada from 1988-2003 in Vancouver, Surrey BC and in Brandon MB. Dave has worked throughout BC, Alberta and Manitoba with a focus on Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural property and liability claims. Dave has managed offices and accounts for commercial chemical applicators throughout all three Prairie provinces for over the past ten years. Dave has also been involved in Seedman's Liability, specialty farm (dairy, honey, organic), feed liability as well as family farm losses.

Jasmine Sun, CIP, Underwritier, Equipment Breakdown - The Sovereign General Insurance Co. 
Jasmine has worked in several industries before getting her start in insurance through the Humber College Insurance Management program. She joined Sovereign as an Underwriter on the Equipment Breakdown team in 2020. Since that time, she has provided support for the Equipment Breakdown partnerships and continues to be a key member of the Central and Atlantic regions in the direct business space.

Ashley Bowlby, Underwritier, Equipment Breakdown - The Sovereign General Insurance Co.
Ashley’s entrance into the insurance industry is like many of us, not originally anticipated as a career road map.  She started off her insurance career as a Commercial Auto assistant, over time growing into an Intermediate Commercial Auto Underwriter.  She also handled pockets of Commercial property before transitioning to Sovereign Insurance at the beginning of 2022. She is currently an Intermediate Equipment breakdown Underwriter at Sovereign Insurance with over 13 years insurance experience in the commercial space.

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Breaks:  Two 10-minute breaks

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 Technical CE Credit
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Registration Deadline: December 6, 2023

Fees: Before GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$100.00 IISK Member
$90.48 CIP Society Member
$81.43 Corporate Rate (group 6+) - Contact Insurance Institute of Saskatchewan to register a group

+$90 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2024)

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