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Apollo Exchange moves into historic downtown Vancouver building

September 20, 2019 by David Dyck

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 20, 2019/InsPress/ — Apollo’s Vancouver office has moved into a new home at 111 Water Street — a historic building dating back to the early 1900’s in the downtown neighbourhood of Gastown. The Apollo Exchange’s Vancouver team

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Seminar Answers Burning Questions on Fire Loss Claims – Includes Lives Burn

September 20, 2019 Insurance Institute

Waterloo, ON, Sept. 20, 2019/InsPress/ – For brokers, adjusters and underwriters, understanding the claims process, including the investigation, is crucial to supporting your client after a fire loss.  What better way to learn than in an interactive and hands on

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New commercial lines senior VP for Canada’s largest P&C insurer

September 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. announced Thursday that Darren Godfrey will become Intact Financial Corp.’s senior vice president, commercial lines on Jan. 1. Godfrey, currently senior VP of personal lines, will replace Alain Lessard, who retires at the end of the year.

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Province assumes liability for removal of crane toppled by hurricane

September 19, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government has declared a localized state of emergency in part of downtown Halifax in order to speed up removal of a construction crane blown down during post-tropical storm Dorian. Labour Minister Labi Kousoulis said Wednesday

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How should you approach risky projects?

September 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Debating on taking that risky project others seem to be shying away from? One insurance leader believes you should jump all over it. There was a point in her career when people told Christine Lithgow to not take on a

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Local Restoration Company Continues to Serve the East Kootenays

September 19, 2019 Rainbow International Restoration

East Kootenays, BC, Sept. 18, 2019/InsPress/ – National home and commercial restoration company, Rainbow International, would like to announce the new ownership of both the Invermere and Cranbrook, BC Locations. Rainbow International Restoration of the Kootenays is now owned by

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Should insurers self-regulate this field of study?

September 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Insurers should consider self-regulating machine learning practices before regulations are imposed on them, a speaker suggested last week at the Connected Insurance Canada conference in Toronto. Moderator Stephen Applebaum, principal at Insurance Solutions Group, asked panelists if regulators understand machine

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Why 24-hour driving bans have lawyers arguing in this province

September 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a “poorly-worded” section of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act, a 24-hour driving prohibition against a suspected impaired driver has been restored in a recent appeal court ruling. In July of 2017, Patrick George Franlin Evans was told by

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Three things young insurance pros want from their bosses

September 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Young insurance professionals want their older managers to wrap their heads around a few concepts when it comes to working with young people: flexible work environments, mentoring and being open-minded. Those were the suggestions from the “Four Under Forty” panel

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Why insurers say auto premiums could come down

September 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Auto premiums in Canada rose more than 10% last year as loss ratios continue to climb, but some carriers are thinking about what to do if auto revenues come back down, an industry watcher suggests. “Some companies have indicated to

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Tickets are going quickly! Secure your place at CIAA’s Claims Summit 2019 Today! RIBO Accredited!

September 18, 2019 Canadian Independent Adjusters Association

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 18, 2019 /InsPRESS/ – The Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association is pleased to be hosting the 2nd Annual Claims Innovation Conference and Showcase for insurance industry Claims Professionals in Toronto on October 10th. With an outstanding speaker lineup the highly

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The Apollo Exchange now powers over 50 independent brokerages across the country

September 18, 2019 by David Dyck

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 18, 2019/InsPress/  — As of September of this year, the APOLLO Exchange powers over 50 diverse brokerages across Canada.   The 50-brokerage network forms a well-defined portfolio of insurgents as well as traditional brick and mortar organizations looking