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Analytics single greatest disruptor to Canadian insurance industry: survey

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Analytics is the single greatest disruptor to the Canadian insurance industry today, according to 65% of executives polled for a recent survey by Insurance Nexus, a division of FC Business Intelligence. Insurance Nexus reported on Tuesday that it recently surveyed

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New Brunswick brokers’ association suspends sponsorship partnership with Aviva

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The board of directors of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Brunswick has “voted to suspend a longstanding sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada,” IBANB said in a release sent Wednesday. On Jan. 18, Aviva announced it is offering “team branded”

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Peter Hancock to resign as president and CEO of AIG, lack of shareholder support cited

March 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group (AIG) announced on Thursday that its president and CEO, Peter D. Hancock, has informed the board of directors of his intention to resign, citing lack of shareholder support. As part of the transition plan, Hancock will remain

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Offers that help save money on home and auto insurance of interest to customers: broker forum speaker

March 6, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Brokers could provide added value to their customers by suggesting offers that that help save money on home and auto insurance, attendees to the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum (ICBF) heard last week. “Fully 50 to 60% of your customers are saying,

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Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers shares their experience using online chatbot at Insurance-Canada Broker Forum

March 3, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Learning is a life-long process and not just for humans – online chatbots can also continue to learn and become smarter, attendees to the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum (ICBF) heard on Wednesday. Amanda Ketelaars, operations manager with Whitby, Ont.-based Mitchell &

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ICLR to host webinar related to extreme rainfall on March 24

March 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be holding a webinar on “physics” versus climate models as related to extreme rainfall on March 24. The ICLR announced the webinar, titled Practical issues in updating IDF curves for future climate:

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Speakers weigh in on contentious topic of insurers with “broker arm interrupters”

March 1, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

If an insurer can offer brokers more products, assistance and their brand is recognized by clients, “there is some value there,” Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance Group, suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum, held at the Allstream

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Fintech firms can ‘get to market quickly,’ ICTC speaker warns

February 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Competitors outside the property & casualty industry are trying to “bite away” at the P&C market, while fintech is starting to “emerge in spaces where banking isn’t,” a senior executive with a major insurer told industry professionals Tuesday. “Over the

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Tech and talent crunch among six major forces shaping Canadian P&C insurance in 2017: EY

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “potent combination” of technological change, talent pressure, customer expectations and cyber risks is forcing Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurers to embrace innovation more urgently than ever in 2017, according to a new report from EY. EY’s 2017 P&C

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Court appoints committees to represent Economical mutual and non-mutual policyholders

February 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario court has appointed two committees to negotiate the allocation of benefits from a demutualization of Economical Insurance, the Waterloo, Ont.-based insurance carrier announced Friday. No federally regulated P&C insurers have demutualized yet. Canada did not have regulations allowing

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Global insurance CEOs concerned about skills shortages and related pace of technological change: PwC survey

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance CEOs have the biggest concerns in the financial services industry over skills shortages and the related pace of technological change, according to a new survey from PwC. The survey, titled Ahead of the curve: Confronting the big talent challenges

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Canadian Reports and US-Reports merge to create risk solutions company Afirm

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group announced on Wednesday that it has “strategically” combined US-Reports and Canadian Reports, rebranding both companies under the name Afirm. The merger will continue their global presence and allow a single source for loss control inspection, premium