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Jem Demirbas joins EFI Global as project manager in new Kelowna, British Columbia, service location

September 11, 2019 by Sedgwick

KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 11, 2019  /InsPress/ – EFI Global, a full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, has appointed Jem Demirbas to the role of project manager in its new office location

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SNAP Sign MGA Agreement with K&K Insurance Brokers Inc. Canada to Better Serve Clients in the Sports & Entertainment Industry Nationwide.

September 11, 2019 by SNAP Financial Group

TORONTO, ON, SEPT. 11, 2019/insPRESS/ – SNAP Premium Finance Group – one of Canada’s largest payment solutions providers – have recently partnered with MGA K&K Insurance Canada to give clients in the sports and entertainment space an easier way to

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First General Continues to Expand across Canada

September 11, 2019 First General Services Canada

Kingston, Belleville, ON, Sept. 11, 2019/InsPress/– First General continues to strengthen their network across Canada with the opening of First General Kingston/Belleville. “The Kingston/Belleville office opening is a compliment to our focus on expanding our national footprint.” said Frank Mirabelli,

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Navacord expands Executive Team as it accelerates its growth journey

September 11, 2019 by rosemary

Toronto, ON, Sep 11, 2019/InsPress/ – Navacord Inc., a leading insurance and risk management brokerage announces the addition of three newly created senior executive positions as it continues their rapid Canadian growth journey.  Executive capabilities strengthened with addition of Chief

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New president at Industrial Alliance Auto and Home

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Quebec’s eighth largest property and casualty insurer has a new president. François Blais is now president of Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance and Prysm General Insurance, parent company iA Financial Corporation Inc. announced Tuesday. Blais, who joined Industrial Alliance

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Post-Dorian claims adjustment: has the industry resolved its capacity issues?

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than 100,000 Atlantic Canada homes and businesses were still without power three days after Dorian hit Nova Scotia, but the latest hurricane to hit Canada’s east coast should be easier for the industry to handle than the May 4

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Where Canada’s resilience to economic shock ranks globally

September 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

The global economy now has less capacity to absorb a shock than it did in 2007 (pre-global recession), but Canada is faring well – it is the second-most economic resilient country in world, according to the Swiss Re Institute. In

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The place where insurers are seeking double-digit auto rate increases

September 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Auto insurers asking for double-digit increases from New Brunswick’s regulator could face some hard questions during hearings this fall. “Some of the companies have been asking for a big increase” and will not necessarily be approved for the increases they

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The firm that wants to launch ride hailing in B.C. this winter

September 10, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Ride-hailing company Kater Technologies says it has officially applied for a licence that would allow it to operate in every region of British Columbia. A statement from the company says B.C. is one of the last areas of

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First General Continues to Expand across Canada

September 10, 2019 First General Services Canada

Toronto, ON, Sept. 10, 2019/InsPress/ – First General is pleased to announce the opening of the First General West Durham Region (covering Pickering, Whitby, Ajax, Uxbridge and Port Perry). The owner, Len McEnaney, has been in business for over 40

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Canadian Insurtech Apollo Enters US Market with Gallagher and Beazley UK

September 10, 2019 by David Dyck

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 10, 2019/InsPress/ — Apollo Insurance Solutions (“Apollo Exchange”), Canada’s largest insurance marketplace, has entered the American market with a liability insurance product tailored for educators in California. The product allows consultants, instructors, and therapists to purchase their

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How the convergence of everything will change the industry

September 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Internet of Things (IoT), the “connected economy,” and other phenomena driven by convergence will cause insurance premiums to go down, one industry analyst predicted last week at the Executive Forum. “The rate at which this is going to