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Industry close to consensus on insurer-broker connectivity

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry in Canada is getting close to consensus on connectivity between insurance brokers and carriers, an Applied Systems executive said Tuesday at the company’s Executive Symposium in downtown Toronto. “I truly believe that we are fairly close to

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce joins chorus of calls for electronic pink slips

May 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the latest organization to call on the provincial government to allow insurers to offer an electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) and other insurance documents. In a resolution passed during OCC’s annual general

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Hockey team’s brokerage focuses on supporting staff affected by Humboldt bus crash

April 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

One Saskatchewan brokerage is still trying to determine how best to support staff whose children knew some of the players fatally injured in the Humboldt bus crash earlier this month. Tracy Rogoza, chief operating officer of Knight Archer Insurance, the

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B.C. projects big savings from new minor injury cap

April 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is congratulating British Columbia’s proposed legislative changes that would introduce a minor injury cap of $5,500 in the province, a move aimed at reversing the public auto insurer’s skyrocketing legal and administrative costs. The

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Former IBAS president Wasylenko acclaimed to CSIO board

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sheldon Wasylenko is among the brokers acclaimed Tuesday to the board of directors of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Wasylenko previously served as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan. He also serves on the board

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Which insurance carriers are no longer using Z-codes to denote coverage

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

More than a dozen Canadian property and casualty insurers are using standardized codes to denote coverages, endorsements and discounts in broker’s databases. Thirteen insurer members of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations ‘are now 100% standards-compliant,” meaning they are

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Consumers capable of making online insurance purchases on their own: digital broker

April 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadians are rejecting the notion that personal lines insurance is such a complicated product that consumers are incapable of making their own insurance purchase decisions without the advice of a broker, a digital broker told Canadian Underwriter recently. “I don’t

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IBAO Provides Platform for Member Voices at Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

March 29, 2018 by Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

TORONTO, March 29, 2018 /insPRESS/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is hosting a series of Town Hall meetings to give their members the opportunity to have their voices heard. Town Halls will be held in London on

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IBAM Endorses CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery Solution

March 15, 2018 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, March 15, 2018 /insPRESS/ – CSIO is pleased to announce that the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) has endorsed its My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution to send consumers their policy documents for personal and commercial lines electronically. The solution

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IBAO Partners with Gore Mutual to Support Future Ontario Brokers

March 13, 2018 by Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

TORONTO, March 13, 2018 /insPRESS/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is pleased to announce its partnership with Gore Mutual on the redesign of the IBAO Classroom, located at 1 Eglinton Avenue East. Every year over 600 students come

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The Future of Broker Education

January 24, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Greg Mansfield has received an award for his visionary approach to broker CE. Here’s what he sees for broker learners in the future.

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Quebec brokers concerned about regulatory ‘vacuum’ on web sales

January 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec brokers are pushing for a prohibition on buying property and casualty insurance over the Internet without some involvement from a broker or agent. Under the province’s proposed Bill 141, the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services