Intact featured in Insurance Journal Charity Issue

Insurance Journal recently released a Charity Issue highlighting some of the many charitable tales in insurance.

In light of the pandemic, many companies and individuals of the industry embraced different volunteering initiatives that were featured in the magazine. Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions also shared its story on how it supported the community this year.

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Intact Specialty Plymouth office holds a virtual Toys for Tots holiday drive

Over the years the Marine Toys for Tots program has brought Christmas to many children in the nation.

Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions’ employees at the Plymouth, MN office have, for several years, participated and contributed to the organization’s annual holiday drives.

Keeping up with the tradition, they did it again this year and with a virtual twist!

The office employees created an online registry and purchased over 120 toys in just a week! These toys were shipped directly to the Toys for Tots warehouse in St. Paul where they will be collected and distributed to children in the Twin Cities area over the next week.  

A monetary donation was also made to the organization by some employees, in addition to the $2,500 donation by Intact Charitable Trust on behalf of the office.

Toys for Tots is run by the U.S. Marines and the Twin Cities chapter is among the top 10 largest campaigns of nearly 900 across the country.

Carmen Duarte to speak on Diversity & Inclusion at Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Virtual Conference

The Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) is hosting a virtual conference from December 14-18 titled “Compliance Checkup” to explore the most current and important compliance issues affecting the insurance industry.

Carmen Duarte, Director of Marketing and Communications at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, will be a panelist on Friday, December 18, for a session on “Diversity and Inclusion”.

Carmen will be joined by Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Nikki Lewis Simon, Chief Diversity Officer at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

The session is being moderated by Renata Wright who is the Senior Filing and Compliance Specialist at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. The speakers will talk about the increasing importance of diversity and share experiences from both a personal and professional perspective.

The conference gathers senior industry and regulatory experts to discuss the future of insurance compliance. For more information and to register for the event, visit the AICP Virtual website.

ATM Loss Alert! Don’t get dragged down by “Hook & Chain” attempts

It is well known that ATMs are subject to many different types of attacks, from skimming or tampering, to robbery.

In the last few months, the U.S. has seen a spike in a new type of assault on ATMs-“Hook and Chain” attacks. In this style of attack, criminals attach chains or cables to the ATM, hook those chains to a vehicle and attempt to physically pull off the door of the safe of the ATM.

In the latest issue of News from the Vault, Intact Financial Services’ Craig Collins shares steps that banks can take to mitigate risk and protect their ATMs. He highlights procedural tune-ups, specialized hardware and location as three imperative factors to ensure that employees, customers, and equipment remain safe.

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Intact Management Liability Welcomes Kathleen Kirkness

We are pleased to welcome a new member to our growing Management Liability team – Kathleen Kirkness.

Kathleen is based in Connecticut and joins as an Underwriter, bringing in more than 11 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining the Management Liability team, Kathleen worked as a Senior Underwriting Assistant on our Operations team.

Kathleen can be reached at