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MGAs launch their own made-in-Canada trade forum

December 19, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A new trade forum for managing general agents (MGAs) has been launched in Canada to help address changes in the market. The Canadian Managing General Agents forum (CAMGA) is an attempt to draw MGAs together and will provide an opportunity

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The insurance industry’s challenge in recruiting forensic engineers

December 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The challenge for the property and casualty insurance industry in recruiting young engineers is that engineers generally want to make things instead of figuring out why things crashed or burned. “We have had a challenging time servicing our clients in

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P&C People: Who’s landed where?

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guarantee Company of North America appoints two members to board of directors The Guarantee Company of North America has appointed Bev Wittmack and Dawn Tattle to its board of directors. Wittmack is a director of JEH Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned

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Are Canada’s risk managers compensated for wearing many hats?

December 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

More than six in 10 (63% of) risk management professionals in the United States and Canada reported performing functions in addition to risk management in their organizations, according to RIMS’ 2017 Risk Management Compensation Survey. One reason why is because

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Working from home? Careful with your client information

December 1, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Brokers need to be mindful of how they protect their clients’ information in the digital age, particularly when they transfer information to and from their office to work remotely from home. “We recognize that the digital era is upon us,

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

November 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IndemniPro shakes up Quebec leadership IndemniPro, an independent claims adjuster, has announced two organizational changes in Quebec. After a 16-year career with IndemniPro, Suzie Godmer, senior vice president of the company’s Quebec and Atlantic Canada regions, has decided to leave

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Broker regulator working on ‘logistics’ of public hearings

November 30, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario officials are “giving some thought” to how they will make disciplinary committee hearings public, RIBO’s chief executive officer said Thursday. “Just because the hearings are required to be held in camera doesn’t mean that we

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What OSFI expects insurers to know about reinsurance

November 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

While the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) expects federally regulated insurers (FRIs) to comply with its guideline on reinsurance, it realizes that “this guidance was not always well-understood by the industry and [has] identified opportunities to clarify

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Proposed law would make broker discipline hearings public

November 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A rule requiring disciplinary hearings of Ontario brokers be open to the public is currently included in the province’s budget implementation bill, which has yet to be passed. The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday it

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GRC coverage mix-up lands brokerage in hot water with regulator

November 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Editor’s Note:  An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Keith Jordan as a broker who had been found in violation of the Council’s Code of Conduct. In fact, Jordan was the operating agent for HUB at the time

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Calling all data scientists: Canada’s P&C industry wants you

November 28, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Canadian property and casualty (P&C) insurers seeking to advance their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities will have a tough time recruiting data scientists to help them transform their data into genuine business insights, says a recruiter who works with the P&C

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What’s keeping risk managers up at night?

November 27, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Darius Delon, a consultant and president of Risk Management 101, told Canadian Underwriter Monday what he sees as the top concerns for risk managers. Here are his Top 3 risks: Number 1: Awareness about legislative changes In some instances, organizations