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BrokerLink scoops up two family-owned brokerages

September 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Intact subsidiary BrokerLink is continuing its acquisition spree, announcing last week that it has bought two family-owned brokerages in Ontario. BrokerLink, one of the largest property and casualty insurance brokerages in Canada, said Sept. 4 it acquired Bradley’s Commercial Insurance

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FirstOnSite appoints industry veteran Brian Hughes as VP of Human Resources

September 9, 2019 FirstOnSite Restoration

MISSISAUGA, ON., September 10, 2019 – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has reinforced its employee-centric culture with the addition of Brian Hughes to its leadership team in the role of Vice President, Human Resources. “Brian’s focus

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CLAIMSPRO CATASTROPHIC RESPONSE TEAMS MOBILIZED IN ATLANTIC CANADA TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE DORIAN

September 9, 2019 by SCM Insurance Services

HALIFAX, NS, Sept. 9, 2019/InsPress/ – ClaimsPro, Canada’s independent adjusting and claims management leader, has mobilized its Catastrophic (CAT) Response Teams in Nova Scotia and the surrounding Atlantic Canada region, to support communities affected by remnants of Hurricane Dorian. ClaimsPro has

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Sedgwick Appoints Igor Radomirovic as Staff Accountant of Forensic Advisory Services in Canada

September 9, 2019 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, ON, Sept. 9, 2019 /insPress/– Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has promoted Igor Radomirovic, CPA, CGA, to the role of forensic accountant within forensic advisory services in Canada. Radomirovic joined Sedgwick’s

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Subrogated claim confirms obligations of homeowners using heating oil

September 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client’s home is heated by oil supplied from an outdoor tank, do they need to conduct annual maintenance? This question came up in a recent subrogated home insurance claim. A Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling released this

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What distracted driving conviction can mean on renewal

September 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

For your Ontario auto clients, distracted driving convictions carry a greater risk of higher rates on renewal. “Now that distracted driving is with many carriers a major conviction, I think we can translate that for brokers [so] that they quickly

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Will the gig and sharing economy kill bundled policies?

September 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

The rise of the gig and sharing economies stands to kill a traditional insurance selling feature: bundled policies. That means it’s time to change the way the industry approaches its selling strategy, one insurance expert believes. The growth of gig

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DAS Announces New Webinar Series: Raising Awareness of the benefits of Legal Expense Insurance for Small Business Owners

September 6, 2019 by DAS Canada

TORONTO, ON, September 3, 2019 /insPRESS/ – DAS has developed a series of webinars to help insurance industry professionals familiarize themselves with Legal Expense Insurance and how it protects their commercial clients from everyday legal disputes. When an unexpected legal

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Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance Receives Approval in Ontario

September 6, 2019 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

Toronto, ON, Sept. 5, 2019/InsPress/ – The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has approved the use of electronic proof of automobile insurance (EPAI), or eSlips. Drivers in Ontario can now present their eSlips when required, without having to carry

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Dorian tracking to pack hurricane-force winds when it hits Atlantic Canada

September 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Hurricane Dorian will likely pass over Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with hurricane force winds, before developing into a post-tropical storm over Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the latest projections from the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC). A tropical cyclone

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Does your new tech actually make clients’ lives easier?

September 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

So you’ve just installed this new digital doodad to make your customer’s life easier – great. But did you inadvertently just make things more frustrating for your client? Warren Lederer, chief operating officer at Madison Advisors, which works in the

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Why the insurance industry should consider partnering with Google and Amazon

September 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

Don’t scoff at the prospect of Silicon Valley tech giants getting into the insurance business – and the insurance industry should consider partnerships with them, one expert said at a recent conference. Denise Garth, Majesco’s senior vice president of strategic