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Fintechs as a potential disruptor or enabler for the insurance industry
by Peter Morris

Whenever a new technology emerges, there is always the question as to whether it will assist or threaten existing industries. With the surge in activity from fintechs, the property and casualty insurance industry is facing this question on a number of

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Say “Happy Valentine’s Day”​ the Smart Way!
by Daniel Strigberger

I don't think there's a better way to say "I love you" than to give that special someone their very own copy of Auto Insurance Coverage Law in Ontario. For those dark and lonely nights when your loved one wants to read about the meaning of "accident

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Digitization: “Get a horse!”
by Steve Kaukinen

“Get a horse!” people would yell in the early 1900’s as motorized vehicles were starting to gain in popularity. The majority of the population would not believe or could not understand that the trusted horse used for over 1,000 years could be dis

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Ontario Auto Rates Steady In 2016 But Only After Benefit Cuts
by Willie Handler

FSCO's latest quarterly rate approval numbers have been released and at least rates are holding steady for now. However, considering the statutory accident benefit cuts that became effective on June 1, 2016, consumers are getting less coverage but payi

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Autonomous Vehicles: Will they arrive by 2020?
by Andrew Lo

I just got back from CES 2017 and everyone was talking about autonomous vehicles. Regardless of whether you were a traditional technology maker or automaker, if you attended CES, you had autonomous vehicle tech to announce. Twelve months ago at CES 201

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Fort McMurray and the protection gap
by Glenn McGillivray

A preliminary study by an economist at Edmonton’s MacEwan University reports that the direct and indirect economic costs from the Fort McMurray wildfire currently sit at about $9.5 billion, and that the estimate will likely go higher as new data beco

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Siri, What Are the Top 5 Insurance Implications of Voice Recognition?
by Catherine Smola

Voice recognition technology was the star at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – not as a standalone product, but as a high-tech feature in dozens of other gadgets. Integrations with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Goog

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How to Possess a Great Dane
by Daniel Strigberger

Can the definition of “owner” under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act include someone who does not have dominion and control over the dog? The Court of Appeal for Ontario says “yes”. Take a Bite of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act By way of

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Future looks bright for career in p&c industry
by Peter Hohman

New Year always gives me a feeling of good cheer and optimism. As president and CEO of the Institute, good cheer comes from celebrating the effort of thousands of insurance professionals across Canada who pursued an insurance education in 2016. Y

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Top Five Consumer InsurTech Predictions for 2017
by Andrew Lo

It’s that time of year again when we start getting tactical about 2017. Business strategies have been formulated and approved, and now it’s time to focus on execution. As usual, the new year starts with the world’s largest technology conference,