Who is Knocking at your Door? – Burglary and Theft Controls for your Business Whitepaper Available

The owner of a consumer electronics company locks the doors and arms the burglar alarm system at the end of a workday. Later that night, she receives a call from the police that thieves had driven a truck straight through the loading dock door and stolen video gaming system products.

Another similar example is one of the nation’s largest burglaries of prescription products in 2010 where burglars cut a hole in the roof of the warehouse, lowered themselves down and disabled the alarm system.

Burglaries like these result in loss of valuable inventory, damage to buildings and can prolong disruption to business operations. Therefore, all businesses should have a site-specific, written security program. A written program consists of the security policies, procedures and controls a business should follow to manage its security risks.

To offer deeper insights on this topic, we are pleased to announce the publication of our latest whitepaper titled “Who is Knocking at your Door? – Burglary and Theft Controls for your Business” authored by Information Technology Risk Control Specialist Robert Morris.

The focus of the paper is on the physical security controls a business can implement to help protect its assets and sustain daily operations.

Contact us with any questions or feedback. More whitepapers can be found on our website.


Respect and Democracy

Yesterday, we witnessed a shocking attack on our democracy, as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building. We believe that listening to one another’s’ divergent views is foundational to a democratic society. However, yesterday’s actions of mob violence are never an acceptable response.

Looking ahead, we support the peaceful transition of power and hope that the next two weeks leading to the inauguration of a new president and historic vice president will showcase the strength of the American spirit – and the resiliency of our electoral protocols. As an insurance company, we are about protecting businesses, the individuals that make up those institutions, local communities and the overall economy. We will stand strong in support of those obligations, but also in support of our democracy, and against actions that threaten the pillars of our country.

Melissa Goto Appointed to Lead Intact Insurance Technology Business

PLYMOUTH, Minn. January 5, 2021 /CNW/ – Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, the brand for Intact Financial Corporation’s (TSX: IFC) U.S. insurance company subsidiaries, announced that Melissa Goto has been appointed to lead its Technology business across North America, reporting to Senior Vice President Jeff Richardson. Goto succeeds Mary Fisk-Bieker, who was recently named as the company’s Head of Enterprise Underwriting.

Said Richardson, “We are thrilled to recognize Melissa’s capabilities through this new leadership opportunity. Her expertise and talents are second-to-none. We look forward to the fresh, innovative approach she brings to this continually evolving customer group.” Added Richardson, “We thank Mary for her ten years successfully serving our Technology business, and wish her all the best in her new role.”

Goto joined Intact in 2019 as its Regional Vice President of Technology Northwest. Her prior experience includes 18 years in specialty underwriting leadership roles of increasing responsibility at leading carriers. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration degrees from Pacific Lutheran University, and serves on the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Seattle Chapter Board of Directors.

Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions’ underwriting companies offer a broad range of specialty insurance products through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies throughout North America. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment, and providing distinct products and tailored coverages and services. For information about products and services visit intactspecialty.com (U.S.) and intactspecialty.ca (Canada).

About Intact Financial Corporation

Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada and a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America, with over CAD$11 billion in total annual premiums. The Company has approximately 16,000 employees who serve more than five million personal, business and public sector clients through offices in Canada and the U.S.

In Canada, Intact distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly-owned subsidiary BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect. Frank Cowan Company, a leading MGA, distributes public entity insurance programs including risk and claims management services in Canada.

In the U.S., Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions provides a range of specialty insurance products and services through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, and wholesalers and managing general agencies.  Products are underwritten by the insurance company subsidiaries of Intact Insurance Group USA, LLC.

Intact Charitable Trust gives back during the holidays

Over the holidays, the Intact Charitable Trust contributed donations totaling $60,000 to nonprofits across the country, specifically in local communities where Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions has a presence. Below is a list of nonprofits we were pleased to support, with the sponsoring office noted in the adjacent column. Local employees from these offices helped identify worthy organizations where they may volunteer or offer support, or that is simply recognized for helping a meaningful cause.

Annapolis Area Ministries Inc.Annapolis, MD
Meals on Wheels OCAnaheim, CA
North Point MinistriesAtlanta & Alpharetta, GA
Cradles to CrayonsBlue Bell, PA
Community ServingsBoston, MA
ALSAC/St. Jude’s Children’s Research HospitalCanton, MA
The Neighborhood Boys & Girls ClubChicago, IL
Mid-Ohio FoodbankColumbus, OH
Heroes for ChildrenDallas, TX
Brent’s PlaceDenver, CO
FoodShare and, Prudence Crandall CenterFarmington, CT
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and,  
Five Acres – The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Glendale, CA
The Montrose Center, and Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilHouston, TX
Family Promise of Morris County, and nourish.NJMorristown, NJ
Habitat for Humanities of NYCNew York City, NY
HarvestersOverland Park, KS
St. Mary’s Food BankPhoenix, AZ
Dorothy Day Center, and Toys for TotsPlymouth, MN
No Kid HungryQuincy, MA
Feeding Southwest VirginiaSalem, MA
Clarity Child Guidance CenterSan Antonio, TX
San Francisco-Marin Food BankSan Francisco, CA
Food LifelineSeattle, WA
Beaumont Health FoundationSouthfield, MI
St. Louis Area FoodbankSt. Louis, MO