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Sports heroes: one way to score big with your marketing

July 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

When it comes to marketing, brokerages and carriers like pairing up with pro sports teams and athletes. For Waterloo, Ont.’s Aha Insurance, which launched in 2017, partnering with a professional sports team seemed like a perfect way to create brand

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Man dies after car wash accident

July 5, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The owner of a Calgary gas station is dead after emergency authorities say it appears he was accidentally run over by a vehicle in the station’s car wash. The 64-year-old man was pronounced dead at a Centex outlet

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How A.I. is changing the landscape of Canadian pre-fill data

July 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the landscape for pre-fill data in Canada — literally. “Through artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques… we’re able to train computers to recognize that this is a two-storey structure, not a one-storey structure

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Could trial lawyers take a run at a 40-year-old cap on pain and suffering awards?

July 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A 40-year-old, Canada-wide cap on pain and suffering awards could be out of date, a personal injury lawyer suggests. The Supreme Court of Canada imposed a $100,000 cap on awards for non-pecuniary damages in 1978, as the personal injury law

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Hub scoops up two Alberta firms in latest acquisition

July 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Hub International continued its M&A spree this week with the acquisition of two Edmonton-based firms – one a brokerage and the other a benefit and retirement consulting firm. The Chicago-based global brokerage Tuesday acquired BenefitLink Resource Group Edmonton Holdings Inc.

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Wildfire forces entire First Nation community to evacuate

July 4, 2019 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A raging forest fire in northwestern Ontario has prompted the full evacuation of the First Nation community of Keewaywin, authorities said on Thursday. More than 200 residents considered vulnerable had already been flown this week to Sioux Lookout, Ont., as

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ClaimsPro Enhances Business Development Leadership Team in Western Canada

July 4, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

VANCOUVER, BC, July 4, 2019/insPRESS/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s independent adjusting and claims management leader, is pleased to announce two recent appointments to further develop and enhance its presence in Western Canada. Brad Moore and Gary Grondahl are ClaimsPro’s new Directors

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The extent of June 29 Saskatchewan tornado damage

July 3, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GOODSOIL, Sask. – Cleanup continues at a Saskatchewan campground following two tornadoes that snapped trees and caused severe damage on the Canada Day long weekend. Trevor Finlay, manager of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, says about 90 per cent of boats,

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How coverage for “idea misappropriation” landed this insurer in court

July 3, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial coverage for advertising liability could be a little broader than some underwriters may think. In a decision rendered on a coverage dispute, British Columbia’s appeal court ruled on June 28 that Lloyd’s Underwriters has a duty to defend Blue

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How to get your views on open banking heard in Ottawa

July 3, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If open banking is on your radar screen, Senator Colin Deacon would like to hear from you. “I would love to have a conversation within [the property and casualty insurance] sector to talk with your sector leaders at some point,

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How many cyber claims result from human error?

July 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

About three-quarters of cyber claims notified in 2018 to one specialist insurer involved some kind of “easily preventable” human error. “Theft of funds, ransomware, extortion and non-malicious data breaches usually start with a human error or oversight, such as clicking

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Local Restoration Company Opens to Serve Halifax

July 3, 2019 Rainbow International Restoration

Halifax, NS, July 3, 2019/InsPress/  – National home and commercial restoration company, Rainbow International, would like to announce the opening of a new location in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Rainbow International Restoration of Halifax is owned in partnership by Neal Andreino