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The business case for diversity and inclusion at a brokerage

October 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you truly want to connect with your customers, your organization must be diverse, an industry consultant suggests. “There is room for improvement in corporate Canada, not just in property and casualty insurance, in ensuring women, visible minorities and people

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‘We have a lot of work to do’

October 3, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How can the Canadian P&C industry ensure its workplaces reflect the communities they serve? We asked senior industry executives what can be done to make sure everyone feels respected and valued, regardless of demographic factors such as gender, skin colour, sexual orientation or gender identity. Here’s what they told us….

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Adjuster training: How the industry can up its game

August 31, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry needs to cross-train more claims adjusters if it wants to have enough property adjusters to be available in the event of a catastrophe, industry experts said last week. “Cross-training is important because it is

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Balancing Act

August 8, 2020 CIP Society

What happens when an agreement is breached due to COVID-19? Experts share their thoughts

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Brokers urged to stay on top of coverage changes as businesses re-open

June 22, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers are advised to be aware of the “second wave” — and that doesn’t refer to the anticipated increase in the number of novel coronavirus infections in the fall. No, brokers are now being cautioned about the new wave of

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Broker licensing exams now available in online format

May 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

The Insurance Institute of Canada, the educational arm of the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, will be providing OTL/Level 1 broker agent licensing exams in an online format. The online format allows licensing candidates to complete their exams from

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How to manage the immediate COVID-19 fallout while preparing for a post-pandemic future

April 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

Industry leaders should begin preparing right now for the post-pandemic business environment, while still managing the immediate fallout of COVID-19, two partners of a strategy consulting firm said recently. This includes spending time envisioning the future, developing a strategy to

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Educating yourself about flood coverage while cooped up at home

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Looking for a free course that will give you continuing education credits without having to leave your house? The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation recently launched a 1.5-hour online home flood risk course for brokers anywhere in Canada. “It helps

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Industry female execs discuss today’s challenge of raising young families

March 9, 2020 by David Gambrill

Yes, it is possible for a woman to be a senior executive in the insurance industry and successfully raise a family with young children. Women all make their own individual choices about the best way to raise their young families,

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Three strategies to help insurance pros deal with coronavirus anxiety

March 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

With the number of coronavirus cases increasing in Canada and “coronavirus anxiety” now a reality, there are some strategies insurance professionals can take to ensure their teams continue to collaborate effectively and maintain momentum in the business. Among those strategies

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Why culture is so important for data-driven companies

February 14, 2020 by Jason Contant

The biggest obstacles to creating data-based businesses aren’t technical, they’re cultural, said David Waller, a partner and head of data science and analytics for Oliver Wyman Labs. “It is simple enough to describe how to inject data into a decision-making

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The latest in P&C professional development training: How to be innovative

February 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Canadian insurance professionals want to learn how to be innovative, and they are enlisting the help of a Canadian-based open innovation centre to explore the new frontier of design thinking. “Design thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an