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Ontario brokers receive top honours at IBAO’s 96th annual convention

October 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has announced the “top performing brokers and brokerages” throughout the province at their recent annual Awards of Excellence gala. Held on the opening night of the 96th annual IBAO Convention at the Sheraton

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Economical Insurance expecting “significant growth” in broker channel over the next five years: Gavan at IBAO Convention

October 21, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Economical Insurance is expecting “significant growth” in its broker channel over the next five years, possibly 25% bigger than where it is today, outgoing president and CEO Karen Gavan said on Thursday during the 96th annual Insurance Brokers Association of

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Insurers who fail to “adapt to what millennials are looking for” will let go of “majority” of customers: Intact president

October 20, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to “rethink” how they provide advice to customers in their 20s and 30s, the president of Intact Insurance suggested Thursday to an audience of Ontario brokers. “Millennials still want advice,” Intact Insurance president Jean-Francois Blais said during

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Great British Columbia ShakeOut attracts record number of registrants

October 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is clearly gaining more traction, with a record 800,000 British Columbians registering for today’s “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill, joining almost 41.5 million others around the world. “This year, we saw the largest number

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Brokers are ‘not competition to each other,’ IBAO keynote speaker says

October 19, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance brokers who compete against one another need to change their mindset and work with their competitors to address threats which could disrupt the industry, a speaker suggested Wednesday in Toronto. “If you all think each other are the competition,

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Pool Re announces launch of International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools

October 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Pool Re, which reinsures property damage and business interruption against terrorism risk in Great Britain, announced on Monday the launch of the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP). The formation of IFTRIP is the culmination of a Pool

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Customer Connections

October 5, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor and Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Turning Insurance Outside-In was the theme of the fourth annual Executive Forum in Toronto. Speakers touted the benefits of creating a digital experience in multiples channels.

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Passion Play

October 4, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Tara Chammartin, recipient of the 2016 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence, is more than willing to share her passion for broker professional development.

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Tara Chammartin of La Salle Insurance & Travel Services recipient of 2016 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence

October 4, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Tara Chammartin of La Salle Insurance & Travel Services in Manitoba was named the recipient of the 2016 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence at the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s (IBAC) President’s Banquet on Saturday. The award, which recognizes excellence

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Broker Management

October 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Traci Boland, incoming president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, hopes that company and broker management systems will soon work together.

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Appraising Contents

October 3, 2016 John Grow, Partner, Prestige Evaluations

Choosing a properly qualified appraiser for contents such as fine art, jewellery and historical items can be of benefit to the broker, carrier and insured.

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Bracing for Change

October 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Attendees of the 42nd Annual RIMS Canada Conference had the opportunity to learn about the most pressing (and persistent) risk management issues facing professionals, their partners and the industry itself. Common to all, though, is a need to get educated and be flexible for what may unfold in future.