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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.

News AssociationsInsuranceProfessional Development

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.

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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