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Sharon Bajwa joins Apollo Insurance as Business Development Manager

July 10, 2019 by David Dyck

TORONTO, July 10, 2019/InsPress/ — Sharon Bajwa has joined Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd. as Business Development Manager, effective July 8, 2019.  Bajwa brings over 10 years of insurance industry experience to the role, most recently  at the largest premium financing

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ClaimsPro Expands in Southern Alberta with addition of Lloyd Stiles Rossier, Special Risk Loss Adjusting

July 10, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

CALGARY, July 8, 2019/insPRESS – ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCM company, welcomes niche adjusting firm Lloyd Stiles Rossier (LSR), Special Risk Loss Adjusting in Calgary, AB to its ranks.  Effective July 15, 2019,

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Premier promises to take PST off home insurance

July 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

Insurance premiums are taking a starring role in Manitoba’s provincial election. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has pledged to drop provincial sales tax from home and renters’ insurance should he be re-elected in this fall’s election. The announcement received positive reviews

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Optional benefits priority ruling could create “administrative nightmare” for auto insurers

July 9, 2019 by David Gambrill

An insurance defence lawyer is warning of a potential “administrative nightmare” for insurers in light of a recent Court of Appeal for Ontario decision on priority disputes involving optional benefits. Continental Casualty Company v. Chubb in Ontario is now becoming

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Two problems insurtech could solve for existing players

July 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Attracting talent and putting legacy data to good use are two of the ways insurtech can help the industry, a claims professional says. Chris Hampshire, vice president of carrier practice at claims services provider Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., was asked

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How auto manufacturers could write insurance in Canada

July 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If a vehicle manufacturer wants to write auto insurance in Canada, it would need to have a subsidiary that is approved by the government to write insurance, says Ottawa’s insurance regulator. Asked whether an auto manufacturer can insure P&C risks

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CEP Forensic appoints David Porter as Regional Manager for its Toronto Office

July 9, 2019 by Cynthia Galazzo

TORONTO, July 9, 2019/insPRESS/ – CEP Forensic is pleased to announce the arrival of Mr. David Porter, M.Eng., P.Eng., who will be heading our office located in the heart of Toronto. Mr. Porter will take on the role of Regional

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Insurance available for ride hailing July 16 in B.C.

July 9, 2019 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The journey to bring ride-hailing to British Columbia came closer to a destination Monday as the provincial government announced it will start accepting applications in September for companies to enter the market. Safety, insurance and penalty rules and

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How the economy could spell trouble for insurance

July 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

As the economy goes, so does the insurance industry. But what happens where things aren’t necessarily taking off, but not falling by the wayside either? Business leaders are increasingly hopeful about the economy. A recent quarterly survey released by the

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Does anyone still believe that $200,000 is enough auto liability coverage?

July 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Although Ontario motorists can legally put their vehicles on the road with as little as $200,000 in liability coverage, brokers likely wouldn’t want one of those motorists for a client. “There is no way you can justify why you sold

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Client duped by fraudster wins coverage dispute

July 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client ships goods to someone who turns out to be a fraudster and never gets paid as a result, is this covered by all-risks commercial insurance? Lloyd’s Underwriters tried to argue one such loss is excluded, but the

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Too many meetings? Time to schedule “Untouchable Days”

July 8, 2019 by David Gambrill

Corporate sales culture is dominated by “urgent” meetings, phone calls and email messages; so many of them, in fact, that it’s hard to get any work done. Your employers require you to produce outputs, be they financial/claims reports, summaries, policy