Global Corporate & Specialty

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Global Corporate & Specialty

Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS) division provides innovative and flexible insurance and risk management solutions for large corporate and commercial clients. Our specialists work to understand not just the detailed nature of the risk, but the true makeup of your business – its values, people, and vision for the future. Working together, we design tailor-made insurance solutions that exceed expectations and make all the difference, in Canada and globally.

Our purpose is to deliver excellent service that results in sustainable benefit to our clients and brokers by providing protection, integrating prevention programs, and managing claims with expertise and dedicated support.

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Sector-focused, in-depth knowledge and expertise

By pulling together the focus and expertise of more than 240 GCS employees, we deliver dedicated service that continues to benefit our clients and communities. Our GCS business model consists of four business operations each defined by its own unique specialization, offering dedicated technical expertise and in-depth industry knowledge. Our underwriters have the capability to provide tailored solutions that include extensive coverage capacity and creative deal structures, including alternative Fronting, to meet and exceed the insurance needs of our clients.

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Corporate Risk

Customized Property, Casualty, and Commercial Auto solutions for businesses within a variety of industry segments, that are national or multinational in scope, and may require support for global exposures.

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Program & Portfolio Solutions

Strategic program solution designs for members of business associations, franchisee groups, non-profit associations and purchasing groups, and segments considered to be non-traditional or specialty. For customers that are multi-provincial or national in scope.

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Equipment Breakdown

Clients with high exposures benefit from protection against losses linked to costly equipment repairs required to sustain operations during an unforeseen shutdown, as well as from the costs of equipment replacement and loss of income during that time.

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Customized bond programs are available to the construction industry through Contract surety bonds, individuals and businesses through Commercial surety bonds, and the resource sector via Reclamation bonds.

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GCS MGAs provides the depth, knowledge, and insight of one of Canada’s largest insurance providers. Work with a trusted partner with specialized knowledge and a unique product mix to meet your specific business and geographic needs.

It takes Aviva

Technical underwriting expertise amongst key sectors

We’re focused on writing risks within seven key industry sectors. Our four business operations, each defined by its own unique specialization, offer dedicated technical expertise and in-depth industry knowledge amongst the industries that they serve.

A winning stewardship philosophy

Our team of Client Relationship Managers, Technical Underwriters, Risk Consultants and Claims Service Managers combine their experience and collective insights to deliver solutions that reflect your business operations, cultures, and corporate strategies.

Strength and security deliver confidence

The right strategy, values, and people ensure we maintain our strong and stable industry standing. Most important to us is that our like-minded brokers and customers have complete confidence in our direction as a company, and in the products and services we provide.

Expanded reach to meet your needs

We write business across Canada, and offer cross border solutions together with our U.S. partner to support Canadian companies whose business interests and exposures extend into the U.S.*

Our approach

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A holistic account view

Our Client Relationship Managers bring together a holistic view of GCS accounts by providing a deep understanding of the business and supporting the delivery of focused solutions, services, and insights.

Prevention-focused risk management

At the core of our offering is a prevention-first approach that combines technological innovation with risk management, providing forward-thinking strategies designed to identify and analyze exposures, reduce risk, and help prevent claims from occurring.

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Dedicated claims service

Clients will benefit from a Claims Service Manager who becomes the liaison to a fully integrated claims community. Our tailor-made, client-centered approach ensures that GCS clients and brokers get the right support from the right people, every step of the way.

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A claims defence strategy

Rooted in the trust we have in our brokers and policyholders, our specialized team of defence lawyers, law clerks, and assistants challenge nuisance settlements, support and defend our clients and their reputation when they are an innocent target of a claim or lawsuit.

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Meet our GCS leadership team

Our GCS leadership team is committed to the success of our clients and broker partners. Their collective knowledge and industry-focused experience provides a solid foundation for the GCS strategy and direction. Get to know our GCS leadership team.

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To learn more about Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty solutions, please contact your insurance broker.

Policies provided by Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty division are underwritten by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada. Risk Management and Claims services are provided by Aviva Canada Inc. and a network of external partners.

*U.S. cross border capabilities are provided in partnership with our admitted U.S. insurance carrier.

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