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Risky Business Conference 2018: Embracing Uncertainty

November 1, 2018 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, Nov. 1, 2018/insPRESS/ – Since its inception, the ‘Risky Business’ group of conferences have been built on the premise of learning from high risk industries in order to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. For over a decade,

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Pario Welcomes Chris Cooley to Kitchener–Waterloo, Ontario Office

November 1, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

KITCHENER, ON, NOV. 1, 2018/insPRESS/ -Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Cooley as Senior

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These two Canadian regions will face major insurance workforce issues

October 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry’s entry-to-exit ratio is declining, meaning insurance organizations will find it harder to grow in the years to come. Few regions should be as concerned as Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan when it comes to

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Raise auto accident benefits: Ontario politician

October 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The cuts to mandatory auto accident benefits made in 2010 and 2016 need a second look, says Ontario’s opposition auto insurance critic. “It’s something we need to re-examine,” Gurratan Singh, the New Democratic Party’s auto insurance critic, said Wednesday in

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Managing general agent launches three training programs

October 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

Managing general agent APRIL Canada has launched APRIL University with three training programs and two more in the development stage. Essentials of pleasure craft insurance (1.5 RIBO hours), Ontario rentals & Airbnb market (1 RIBO hour) and insurance for general

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Why this 1996 auto accident benefits claim has not been resolved

October 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An accident benefits claimant who a designated assessment centre concluded 22 years ago was not disabled still has a chance to claim income replacement benefits, Ontario’s Divisional Court has ruled. Dharam Sidhu was involved in a traffic accident in 1996. He

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Top 10 Under 40: Canada’s Best Young Brokers, 2018

October 31, 2018 Staff

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. (Top Broker was acquired in September 2018 by Canadian Underwriter.) The Class of 2018

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APRIL Canada is proud to announce the launch of APRIL University

October 31, 2018 April Canada

TORONTO, ON, Oct. 31, 2018/insPRESS/ – As APRIL’s mission is to make insurance easier, it seemed only logical for us to launch the APRIL University, to share our knowledge with our clients. With a team of accredited professionals approved by RIBO, APRIL

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Top 10 Under 40, 2018: Garrett Jones, Valley First Insurance

October 31, 2018 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine (recently acquired by CU) answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. Meet the other winners here, and don’t forget to pick

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On Side Restoration Acquires STRONE

October 31, 2018 by On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 31, 2018/insPRESS/  – On Side Restoration grows again in Ontario with the acquisition of STRONE. Craig Hogarth, President and CEO, On Side Restoration shared that “We’re very pleased to announce that as of this week, On Side has

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The case for paying brokers on a 100% commission basis

October 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers in favour of performance-based compensation point to its benefits in promoting customer service to clients. At Surex Direct, a Magrath, Alta.-based online brokerage that is 100% commission-based, customer service is key, said Ryan Kirk, vice president of operations for

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Rates likely to rise if pot legalization leads to more impaired driving

October 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If cannabis legalization results in more stoned drivers, auto insurance rates could rise, a comparison shopping provider suggests. Some Criminal Code offences for marijuana possession were taken off the books effective Oct. 17. This means it is no longer a