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FIRST Canada and YiPT partner to support local charities for the August Broker Bash

August 16, 2018 by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

Toronto, ON August 15, 2018/insPRESS/ –Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto (YIPT) has partnered with FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) to host the August edition of Broker Bash on Thursday, August 23, at The Fifth Social Club. This highly

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30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Senior Management with the Appointment of Greg MacLeod as Chief Financial Officer

August 16, 2018 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, August 16, 2018 /insPRESS/ –30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg MacLeod, CPA, CA as Chief Financial Officer. Greg joined the 30 Forensic management team in September 2017 to

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Hub introduces new cannabis insurance and risk services for Canada

August 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced Wednesday that it has launched cannabis insurance and risk services for the Canadian market. The offering, under Hub’s agribusiness and farm specialty practice, is also available in the United States. It provides medical and

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This Top 5 liability insurer is looking for firms to buy

August 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The corporate parent of Canada’s fourth-largest liability insurer – American International Group Inc. – is actively looking for companies to acquire. “I always look for acquisitions,” said Brian Duppereault, CEO of New York City-based AIG, during a recent earnings call.

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If your clients re-did their driving tests, would they pass?

August 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

If British Columbians had to take their driving test over again, it’s likely that about 40% of them would fail, according to recently released results from the more than 83,000 people that completed the province’s public auto insurer’s Drive Smart

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Tories pledge to work with industry to lower Ontario auto rates

August 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s new finance minister is promising to work with industry to reduce auto insurance rates, but does not want the as-yet-unspecified plan to be a mere “photo opportunity.” Rates have increased for three consecutive quarters, despite several measures over the

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One simple way to increase your lead generation by 33%

August 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

One large, multi-location Canadian brokerage saw a 33% increase in leads generated through their website, simply by introducing a chatbot to provide instant home and auto insurance quoting, the CEO and founder of a Kitchener, Ont.-based insurtech said Friday. ProNavigator

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How much this province’s “historic” flooding will cost the industry

August 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Spring flooding in New Brunswick may have been “historic” and “record-setting,” but it didn’t meet the $25-million threshold of a catastrophe event. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) told Canadian Underwriter Monday the flooding was a “notable event,” meaning it caused

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How individual insurers have responded to challenges in Ontario auto

August 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a consensus in the industry that auto insurance rates are inadequate in Ontario, not all insurers are trying to diversify their business to reduce their exposure to this particular line. The Co-operators Group Ltd. “does not intend to reduce

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Moved and Bigger! On Side’s Surrey Branch now located in Port Kells

August 14, 2018 by On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

Surrey, BC  August 14, 2018/insPRESS – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce they’ve moved their Surrey Branch to a new, larger, and more modern facility located in the Port Kells’ neighbourhood. Peter Duhault, Branch Manager for both their Surrey

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30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Jamie Catania to President

August 14, 2018 by -30- Forensic Engineering

Toronto, Ontario August 14, 2018/insPRESS – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Catania B.E.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng. to President. With more than 25 years of senior level experience in the field of

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Terri McColman joins DKI Canada as their Commercial Accounts Manager

August 14, 2018 by DKI Canada

Terri McColman is the newest addition to the team at DKI Canada head office. Mississauga, Ontario August 14, 2018/insPRESS – The team at the DKI Canada corporate office is pleased to announce Terri McColman as the newest addition to their all-star