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Event Details

Title: Liability Insurance - Why it is imperative to protect yourself and your practice

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM EDT

Summary of Presentation
With the change in Broker from Aon to BMS, you may be wondering how this will affect you and your practice. BMS and Gowlings wish to introduce themselves as your new insurance broker and legal team. They will provide you with an overview of your professional liability insurance program and discuss how you can minimize risk.

Webinar Objectives are:
  • To summarize what your CASW professional liability insurance program provides and how it protects you against professional and financial exposures.
  • To answer questions, such as:
    • Should I provide liability cover for my business if I’m not incorporated?
    • Am I covered when I engage in e-counselling?
    • Who should I contact if I’m concerned about an incident that just happened between myself and client?
  • To discuss things you can be doing within your practice in order to reduce risk
  • To discuss what is required of you if you are served with a statement of claim or letter of complaint from your college.

Speaker Information

Andrew McKenna
Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Mr. McKenna is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. Mr. McKenna represents health care professionals in professional liability and regulatory matters. In addition to appearing in all levels of court in Ontario, he represents health care professionals in discipline committee matters, hospital board proceedings and before various other administrative tribunals.

Mr. McKenna was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. McKenna is also a member of the Law Society of Nunavut, having been called to the Nunavut Bar in 2003. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates Society and the County of Carleton Law Association.

Mr. McKenna is a regular contributor to continuing medical education programs for health care professionals. He is also actively involved in continuing legal education programs and in the student program at Gowling WLG. He is a past instructor of trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and is a volunteer with Pro-Bono Law Ontario.

Susan Winch
Vice President, BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd.

Susan has worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years, beginning her career underwriting commercial risks for a national insurance company in Toronto, and later moving to Bermuda to underwrite specialty risks and to assist the Reinsurance group with facultative placements.
During the last 7 years, Susan has managed affinity client portfolios in the healthcare sector with a global brokerage here in Canada. Since joining BMS in 2013 Susan manages the broker negotiations for these affinity portfolios, including the CASW insurance program.