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Thinking outside the box key to keeping p&c industry relevant, responsive: Cook

January 12, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Those in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must think outside the box and understand the importance of coupling new products with new delivery methods to meet ever-increasing and ever-changing customer expectations, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.,

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Emerging technologies still discussed more than deployed by U.S. insurers, but balance is shifting: Novarica

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While “hot” topic areas like social media, mobile, analytics, big data, cloud, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) are still discussed more than they are deployed in most cases in the insurance industry in the United States, the balance is

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Portland, parts of Washington buried by massive snowstorm

January 12, 2017 Steven Dubois - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PORTLAND, Ore. – A major snowstorm spread Wednesday through Portland and parts of Washington state – toppling trees, closing schools and cutting power to thousands in the heaviest snowfall for the city since at least 2008. Some Portland neighbourhoods got

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Traci Boland assumes role as 2017 president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Traci Boland has formally assumed her position as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) as of Jan. 1, the association noted in a press release on Thursday. “It’s a privilege to serve as president of our provincial

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Canadian pipeline applications to require more emergency response information

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Energy Board (NEB), an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry, announced on Wednesday that it will require companies to provide additional emergency response detail during the pipeline application phase of a project. NEB said

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2016 deadliest year on Manitoba roads in a decade: MPI

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported on Wednesday that it has recorded the deadliest year on provincial highways in a decade. Based on preliminary data, there were 101 fatal collisions on public roadways in Manitoba in 2016, resulting in the deaths

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-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Paul Reinis

January 12, 2017 by -30- Forensic Engineering

(TORONTO) — 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Reinis, M.Eng., P.Eng. as Senior Associate in the Civil/Structural department. Paul brings over 20 years of experience in consulting engineering to

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Strategic planning of Canada’s p&c industry must extend to five, 10 years: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must look farther ahead in its strategic planning than it may be used to ensure it fully grasps developing conditions and can address related changes, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc., suggested

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Canada becoming less attractive option for investors: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Anticipated less-than-stellar financial results for Canada’s property and casualty industry in 2016 will likely contribute to the market becoming less attractive to investors and absent significant improvement, it is unlikely the current level of capital will remain in the country,

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Seven of 10 global consumers would welcome robo-advice for banking, insurance and retirement services: Accenture

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their insurance, banking and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture. The 2017

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Len Copp Appointed President of Xpera Risk Mitigation & Investigation

January 11, 2017 by SCM Insurance Services

JANUARY 11, 2017 TORONTO – Xpera Risk Mitigation & Investigation, an SCM Insurance Services company and Canada’s leading provider of investigation and risk solutions, today announced the appointment of Len Copp as its new President. Mr. Copp brings a wealth

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City of Toronto announces road safety plan for 2017, including 76 new red light camera sites

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Toronto has announced its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan for 2017, which includes 45 new measures that will be introduced this year targeted at eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries, with an emphasis on pedestrians, aggressive and