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Stefanie McKay appointed Chief Underwriting Officer at ENCON

March 6, 2017 by ENCON Group Inc.

OTTAWA, ON – ENCON Group Inc., a leading managing general agent (MGA) in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefanie McKay as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). As CUO, McKay will be responsible for leading and developing underwriting strategy


Rick Yates joins Accident Support Services International Ltd. as Vice President of Canadian Insurance Programs

March 6, 2017 by Accident Support Services International Ltd.

Toronto, Ontario – Steve Sanderson, President of Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) is pleased to appoint Rick Yates to the position of Vice President, Canadian Insurance Programs. He will assume responsibility for sales, marketing and business development with ASSI’s


GUARANTEE GOLD is awarded a podium finish at the Insurance Canada Technology Awards

March 3, 2017 by GUARANTEE GOLD

Toronto, ON – GUARANTEE GOLD was recently awarded a podium finish for the Insurance Canada Technology Award (ICTA) for GOLD Watermark in conjunction with DC Pro for their AquaTrip device.  The awards were part of the 2017 Insurance Canada Technology Conference

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Economical commits $110,500 to the fight against cancer

March 2, 2017 by Economical Insurance

Insurer supporting the Canadian Cancer Society as presenting sponsor at 11 Relay For Life events in Ontario and Quebec WATERLOO, ON, March 2, 2017 — Today, more than 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive compared with only

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Economical and Petline hold National Cupcake Day fundraisers for local animal shelters

March 1, 2017 by Economical Insurance

WATERLOO, ON, February 28, 2017 — Pet loving employees at a dozen Economical and Petline offices from Halifax to Vancouver baked and sold cupcakes, raising nearly $7,000 for local SPCAs and humane societies that provide safe spaces for animals in


Changing the Insurance Industry – the DMZ and Aviva Canada Launch an Insurtech Accelerator Program

February 28, 2017 by Aviva Canada and DMZ

Program for Canadian tech startups is now accepting applications TORONTO, February 28, 2017 – In response to the rise of Insurtech in the insurance industry, Aviva Canada and the DMZ at Ryerson University have launched an accelerator program for Canadian


Tia Levan of Assessmed Promoted to Executive Vice President

February 27, 2017 by AssessMed

It is with great pleasure that the AssessMed Board of Directors hereby announces the promotion of Tia Levan to Executive Vice President.   Tia has enjoyed a very positive tenure with AssessMed, the organization has achieved significant growth in all


Policy Works and AEGIS renew strategic partnership

February 23, 2017 by Policy Works Inc.

Calgary, Alberta – Policy Works Inc. and AEGIS London (AEGIS) are pleased to announce that they have renewed their Canadian strategic partnership for 2017. Through this partnership, AEGIS and Policy Works provide a proven platform to help coverholders quote, bind, and

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-30- Forensic Engineering’s Jiwan Thapar Presents Full Day Course at Toronto Construction Association on Feb 28, 2017

February 23, 2017 by -30- Forensic Engineering

Construction disputes can be complex as they have multiple layers of cost, time and quality components. Majority of the construction claims originate from poor/inadequate management, unanticipated project events and other circumstances which prevent work from being performed as originally planned.


How Airbnb is changing the home insurance industry

February 21, 2017 by Christine Hirst

Though it has seen a few setbacks of late – notably in a few major cities with strong hotel lobbies – the homestay industry pioneered by Airbnb and a few other firms looks poised to remain a major part of

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Hands-On Program Teaches Young Minds About Brain Health

February 16, 2017 by Economical Insurance

Hands-On Program Teaches Young Minds About Brain Health Parachute and Economical Insurance Partner for Brain Waves TORONTO, February 16, 2017 – Young Canadians are most vulnerable to preventable injuries, which account for more deaths than all other causes combined. Every


The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter’s February 2017 issue

February 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story: Starting Block The buzz around blockchain is growing louder. An almost consensus-like agreement that it could benefit the insurance industry, though, must be balanced by what can only be described as an incomplete understanding