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Workplaces should consider the value of staff reporting, observation in combating potential terrorism, violence

April 25, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – The value of staff monitoring and reporting to identify behaviours that may seem linked to the risk of terrorism and workplace violence should not be underestimated, Harry Rhulen, chief executive officer of Firestorm, suggested Tuesday during an educational

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FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

April 25, 2017 Dee-Ann Durbin - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. The companies announced in the spring of last year that they would build

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72% of employees willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company info: survey

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three in four (72% of) employees across eight countries, including Canada, are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information, according to a recent survey from computer technology company Dell. Late last week, Dell released the results of

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New president and CEO announced for CNA Canada

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CNA Financial Corporation announced on Tuesday the appointment of Nick Creatura to president and chief executive officer of CNA Canada. Creatura will be responsible for “executing profitable growth strategies” for the global insurer’s Canadian operations, CNA said in a press

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42% of global CEOs have begun digital business transformation: Gartner

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 CEOs around the globe have begun the process of digital business transformation, according to a new study from Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Mark Raskino, vice president

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Common language holds promise of advancing risk management efforts: Seaman

April 24, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Risk managers are developing a language that translates worldwide, an advance that bodes well for both the profession and the organizations risk professionals are serving, RIMS president Nowell Seaman suggested during the opening session of the RIMS 2017

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RIMS supports charity in its fight against childhood cancer

April 23, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – RIMS, the risk management society, has announced that Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is the beneficiary of the society’s 2017 Community Service Day Project, sponsored by ESIS. The project, which this year focuses on combating childhood cancer, is

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Allianz makes strategic investment in Lemonade Insurance Company

April 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz SE announced on Friday that it has recently made a “strategic investment” in Lemonade Insurance Company, a New York-licensed renters and homeowners insurer powered by artificial intelligence and behavioural economics. “The partnership ties in neatly with our digitization focus,”

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Optimum General obtains CSIO certification for commercial lines eDocs

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has announced that Optimum General Inc. has obtained CSIO certification for commercial lines eDocs. Optimum is now CSIO eDocs-certified for both of its lines of business, as the company obtained certification for

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Can-Sure Underwriting & Beacon Underwriting promotes Cameron Copeland to president

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian property and casualty managing general agency (MGA) Can-Sure Underwriting and Beacon Underwriting announced on Tuesday that Cameron Copeland will assume the role of president. Copeland assumed the role effective April 15, succeeding Can-Sure founder Jeff Hart, who has “decided

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Alberta government provides $15M a year for FireSmart program, up from $3.8M last year

April 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta has announced it is providing $15 million a year for its FireSmart program, up from $3.8 million last year, to help communities boost their wildfire protection activities. FireSmart uses preventative measures to reduce wildfire threat to

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More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

April 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations held its annual general meeting Thursday, acclaiming the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario as a new board member and announcing the use of its eDocs standard was up about 45%