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Insurer profitability, broker expertise key drivers of customer satisfaction in large commercial insurers in Canada and U.S.: J.D. Power study

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The key variables driving overall commercial insurance customer satisfaction in Canada and the United States are insurer profitability and broker expertise, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Large Commercial Insurance Study. The survey, which provides an “independent and objective” measure

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Ontario launches consultations to cut red tape in financial services sector

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Ontario is launching consultations until the end of January 2017, asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are “unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly” for the financial services sector. Feedback can be

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In Good Company

December 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Mark Day, recipient of the Donald M. Stuart Award, sees risk professionals increasingly becoming part of conversations early on.

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Insurers that carry out a significant acquisition outperform their peers, with the strongest outperformance in North America: study

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance firms that carry out a significant acquisition outperform their peers, with the strongest outperformance seen in North America, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to a new study. Based on analysis from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and the University

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Lawyer explains why some federally-regulated employees cannot be dismissed without cause

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released in July has “huge ramifications” for employers in the trucking industry, while a more recent decision provides guidance on interpreting standard-form contracts, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to insurance professional in Toronto. In its

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Burns Demeyere & Associates to join McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers in 2017

November 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Burns Demeyere & Associates (BDA), a Tillsonburg, Ont.-based brokerage with a history dating back about 125 years, will join McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers at the beginning of 2017. McFarlan Rowlands – which also has established roots in its community and

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Cybercriminals using DDoS as “smokescreen” for other attacks on businesses: Kaspersky

November 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Cybercriminals are sometimes using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks as a “smokescreen” to distract businesses while hackers launch other attacks, cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said in a recently released survey. According to the 2016 Kaspersky Lab Corporate IT Security

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Deep learning, autonomy will accelerate birth of new US$1 trillion autonomous mobility services market by 2030: KPMG

November 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A new “mobility services market” tied to products and services related to autonomy, mobility and connectivity will be worth well over US$1 trillion globally by 2030, according to a new report from KPMG. Deep learning – an advanced form of

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Aviva Canada’s 24-hour Broker Hackathon results in small business online quoting and binding solution

November 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada’s recent Broker Hackathon has chosen its People’s Choice and Winner from a total of 61 submissions: Commercial Catalyst, a “simple, quick and easy way for brokers and customers to quote and bind small commercial business” and a responsive

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Staying the same not a sustainable approach to attracting young professionals to insurance

November 23, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The traditional insurance world must change with the times – reflecting shifting demographics and fostering diversity – if it is to build on the progress made with regard to attracting more young professionals to the field. “The traditional (insurance) world

Silvy Wright, The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has awarded Silvy Wright, president and CEO of Northbridge Financial Corporation https://www.nbfc.com/, an Honorary Chartered Insurance Professional (HCIP
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Insurance Institute of Canada presents awards to Silvy Wright and Ted Teterenko

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has awarded Silvy Wright, president and CEO of Northbridge Financial Corporation, an Honorary Chartered Insurance Professional (HCIP) designation and presented IIC volunteer Ted Teterenko with an Award of Merit. In awarding Wright (pictured right)

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Blockchain technology a source of both disruption and opportunity for insurers: Novarica

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Blockchain technology will be a source of both disruption and opportunity for insurers, according to a new report from Boston-based research and advisory firm Novarica. In its latest executive brief, released on Monday, Novarica predicted that the technology would have