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Brokers’ challenges presenting opportunities: new IBAC president

October 1, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The issues facing the broker channel – such as the regulatory environment and technology – are collective, but the channel is strong together, Robert Harrison, new president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), said during the association’s annual

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Moves and Views

October 1, 2016 by Greg Meckbach

1 Rob Wesseling [1] becomes president and chief executive officer of The Co-operators Group Limited as of December 1, 2016, the Guelph, Ontario-based carrier reports. Currently executive vice president of property and casualty operations for The Co-operators and chief operating

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50 Canadian brokerages score 100% on tech scorecard: CSIO

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations announced Tuesday it has identified 50 brokerages from across Canada as CSIO technology leaders. “These brokerages have been deemed top performers because they achieved a score of 100% on their CSIO technology scorecard

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Ottawa supports pilot project for new credit insurance tool for farmers

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is investing more than $400,000 to support the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s (CFA) efforts to introduce a new accounts receivable insurance tool for farmers. CFA’s two-year pilot project addresses a gap in the agriculture sector for individual

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OSBIE announces refund of more than $12 million to members

September 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Members of the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange (OSBIE) will receive a record-breaking premium refund of more than $12 million thanks to a concerted focus on risk management and loss control, OSBIE announced Friday. Representing 30% of OSBIE’s annual written

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Gloomy outlook for offshore energy insurance sector: IUMI

September 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The offshore energy sector is facing a series of significant challenges in the wake of a falling premium base and increased volatility, cautions the chairman of the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) offshore energy committee. “We have not witnessed

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Opposition calls for 33% cap on Ontario lawyers’ contingency fees

September 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to require Ontario lawyers and paralegals to disclose how they calculate fees is supported by The Co-operators Group Ltd. Bill 12 – An Act to amend the Law Society Act, the Insurance Act and the Solicitors Act with

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Majority of businesses and economies not ready for digital platforms: Accenture

September 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The majority of businesses and economies are not ready for digital platforms, according to a new report released on Tuesday by global professional services company Accenture. Accenture’s report Five Ways to Win with Digital Platforms, published in collaboration with the

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ORIMS honours Mark Day with the 2016 Donald M. Stuart Award at RIMS Canada Conference

September 13, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

CALGARY — Mark Day, executive director of risk management and insurance for the Government of Alberta’s Treasury Board and Finance, has had his many years of service and dedication recognized, becoming the latest recipient of the Donald M. Stuart Award.

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Quebec taxi lobby furious with Uber deal; considering legal action, protests

September 9, 2016 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s taxi lobby called the government’s nascent deal with Uber a betrayal and a humiliation, while Premier Philippe Couillard countered Thursday the one-year pilot project doesn’t pose a threat to the traditional cabbie industry. Taxi drivers blocked traffic

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PACICC warns of ‘risk of financial contagion’ if earthquake losses exceed $30 billion

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corp. is urging federal finance minister Bill Morneau to “carefully look” at recommendations made last month in a C.D. Howe Institute report, including a suggestion that Ottawa make arrangements to provide financial assistance to PACICC