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How sports talk is good for company morale

June 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Toronto Raptors capped off their season with an NBA Championship – and their win can help give your employees a little more pep in their step when they come into work. It felt like everybody jumped on the bandwagon

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Where Canada’s largest mutual is putting its new Winnipeg headquarters

June 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Four years from now, all of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s Winnipeg workers should be in a new office building. Wawanesa announced June 13 it will have a new North American headquarters at the southwest corner of Carlton Street and Graham

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One way to minimize double entry of data

June 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

One question often on the minds of brokers is how do they better digitize their processes and minimize the amount of data they have to enter into various systems. “Our position is that data should be created in a digital

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A ‘creative’ way of rolling out vehicle sharing insurance

June 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance for the recreational vehicle sharing economy is now available in Nova Scotia, RVezy Inc. announced Tuesday. Ottawa-based RVezy operates RVezy.com, a website that matches owners of recreational vehicles with renters. There are more than two million RVs in Canada and

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A new way of looking at hackathons

June 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Thinking of hosting a hackathon, but tired of watching participants build yet another app for the Apple Store? Here’s a new twist on the standard hackathon: try building an application programming interface (API) to help replace an older system, said

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Lussier Dale Parizeau continues M&A activity

June 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s largest brokerage, Lussier Dale Parizeau, has merged with financial services firm Genius Financial Group. André Lussier, president of Lussier Dale Parizeau, announced the merger along with the four partners of Genius Financial Group: Jean-Pierre Gauvreau, Serge Gravel, Éric Émond

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Where does insurance fit in the technology puzzle?

June 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

The insurance industry needs to figure out how to leverage technology and ride the waves of change that other industries are seeing. From there, issues like finding talent will become easier, a panel recently told young brokers. Problem is, insurance

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Why home insurer must cover this killing despite intentional act exclusion

June 18, 2019 Randall Chase -  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DOVER, Del. – An American judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a Wilmington, Del. school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl

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The real reason for spike in cyber claims

June 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The number of reported cyber claims has jumped significantly, but it’s not because of the major breaches you’ve been reading in the headlines. Small to mid-sized organizations are at greater risk of cyber losses than large organizations, A.M. Best Company

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Here’s how to hack your culture

June 17, 2019 by Adam Malik

Keep it simple. Take small bites. Don’t put your career at risk. With that as a starting point, insurance companies can start to hack their culture, said Richard Natale, senior director analyst at research and advisory firm Gartner during its

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Apollo offers first ever 100% gluten-free insurance policy

June 17, 2019 Apollo Insurance Solutions

VANCOUVER, BC, June 14, 2019/insPRESS — Apollo is pleased to announce that it now offers the world’s first insurance policy that is completely free of gluten. This was achieved by a complete digitization of the entire insurance purchasing process. “There’s

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Canadians don’t think about AI – here’s why brokers should

June 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Nearly six out of 10 Canadian employees believe artificial intelligence will have no impact on their jobs, according to a recent survey. Brokers would be wise to not side with the majority. As AI becomes more refined, it will be