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New Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Underwriter as veteran journalist David Gambrill returns

November 13, 2017 Canadian Underwriter

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Business Media Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gambrill as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Underwriter. “David is an award-winning writer and editor who’s arguably Canada’s most experienced and knowledgeable insurance journalist,”

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Northbridge offers lead generation to broker members of Canadian Federation of Independent Business

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Brokers who are members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business can be matched with small businesses requesting quotes for property and liability coverage, Northbridge Insurance suggested Friday. A recently-announced partnership between Northbridge and CFIB “connects participating brokers with prospective

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Insurance Institute Convocation, November, 2017

November 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

November saw the annual Convocation ceremonies of chapters of the Insurance Institute. In cities across the country, insurance professionals gathered to celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of the industry’s newest graduates from such programs as the Chartered Insurance

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IBAO president-elect urges members to mentor young brokers

October 27, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Experienced brokers should act as mentors to young workers entering the profession and local affiliates of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario need to have programs to help recruit high school and post-secondary students into the business, IBAO president-elect Brian

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Manitoba Public Insurance opens new centre for automotive research and training

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has opened a new, state-of-the-art centre for automotive research and training to keep pace with “rapid changes in the design, construction, technology and reparability of motor vehicles,” provincial Minister of Crown Services Cliff Cullen announced on

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Inefficient and cumbersome renewal process needs improvement, NICC speakers agree

October 3, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance policy renewal process is both inefficient and cumbersome and needs to be fixed, speakers suggested on Monday at the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) in Quebec City. “It’s a total disaster; it’s not working at all,” charged

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Commercial brokers compensation will flip over time: RIMS Canada CEO panelist

September 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Canadian consumers still “value the trusted advisor model” when buying insurance but there will soon be a “flipping” of brokers’ compensation model on commercial lines, whereby brokers will tend to earn more of their money on the consultative services, senior

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Dave Smiley appointed president and chief operating officer of Unica Insurance

September 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mississauga, Ont.-based Unica Insurance announced on Wednesday that Dave Smiley has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the company. Smiley previously held the position of vice president of operations for Unica since 2009. He brings with him almost

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ORIMS presents Tony Lackey with 2017 Donald M. Stuart Award at RIMS Canada Conference

September 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RIMS Ontario Chapter (ORIMS) has presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Tony Lackey, director of risk and insurance services for Carleton University in Ottawa. Lackey was presented the award at the RIMS Canada Conference, RIMS said in a press

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AIG changes organizational structure, adds “standalone technology platform”

September 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced on Monday that it will transition to General Insurance and Life & Retirement segments, as well as a new “standalone, technology-enabled platform.” AIG said in a statement that it is planning to make changes

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Skills deficiencies impeding effectiveness of smart technologies: Accenture

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While large financial institutions have made progress applying smart technologies like cloud, biometrics and big data analytics to their risk management functions, two-thirds (66%) of executives say skills deficiencies are impeding the effectiveness of the function as these technologies evolve,

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Hub International acquires Integro (Canada) Ltd.

September 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hub International Limited announced on Friday that is has acquired P&C brokerage Integro (Canada) Ltd. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Hub noted in a press release. With offices in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Integro Canada is a