Looking ahead: The future of E&O

Looking ahead: The future of E&O

In an interview with Canadian Underwriter, Trisura’s vice-president of specialty insurance solutions, Marilyn vanGansewinkel, highlighted what the future of errors and omissions insurance might look like. She believes, because “society [has] become more service-oriented,” we will see the following three new areas of growth for E&O:


Marilyn vanGansewinkel, vice-president, specialty insurance solutions, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company


As IT continues to develop, and we rely more on artificial intelligence and insurtechs, vanGansewinkel explains, “you are going to see a lot of professionals who are required to do the programming behind the scenes, and fix things when they don’t work out well.” Within this area, she also anticipates there will be more emphasis placed on system database management.


Health care:

“I think we are going to have a lot of opportunity in the aging population’s health care,” vanGansewinkel explained. Due to the significantly large number of seniors (in 2016, Statistics Canada reported there were 5.9 million Canadians older than 65 years of age and 5.8 million Canadians aged 14 and under), vanGansewinkel expects to see an enhancement in health care service offerings in specialized care facilities and home care.



The growing concerns around the effects of climate change and other environmental events are stressing a need for E&O to focus on the environment. As we look to experts to advise us on key factors, such as recycling and water shortages, the underwriter’s role will be to analyze an environmental professional’s credentials.


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Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

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Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is thrilled to announce that two of our very own have been selected as 2019 Young Guns by Insurance Business Canada.


Meet our winners:


KatrinaKatrina Myhal was promoted to senior analyst of e-commerce solutions last year. In this role, Myhal’s focus is to improve Trisura’s user experience. She completed a user experience design course and is putting her new skills to use in an effort to redesign the online portal user experiences and interface. Myhal is able to contribute to the brand’s long-term digital strategy through her involvement with Trisura’s digital steering committee.



JonathanJonathan Hope is a senior surety underwriter. He has been in the surety industry for 10 years, the past eight of which have been with Trisura. In his current role, Hope is responsible for growth and management of Alberta, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario surety clients. He also works on strategic planning concerning brokers and client risk assessment, as well as Trisura’s 2019 commercial surety plan. Hope boasts several designations including Associate in Canadian Surety Bonding, the Association of Surety Bond Producers’ Advanced Surety School Level III designation and the Commercial Surety designation.



About Insurance Business Canada Young Guns list:
Insurance Business Canada’s Young Gun list is an annual recognition of the up-and-coming talent in an industry where recruiting and retaining young talent has been a concern. To appreciate and encourage young professionals in the insurance industry, Insurance Business shines the spotlight on those 35 years of age and under. Finalists are first nominated by a colleague and are then selected by the magazine based on their passion for insurance, dedication to their communities and commitment to sharing their knowledge with peers.

You can find the complete 2019 Young Guns list here.