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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

April 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.

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Are you a stressed-out insurance professional? Join the club.

April 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Do you find the daily grind at your brokerage unbearable? You’re definitely not alone. Two-thirds (66%) of working Canadians report moderate to high levels of stress at their jobs, according to a TD Bank Group survey released Thursday. But those

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Will work automation result in job losses in Canada?

April 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

A new survey from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has found that half of Canadian employers believe that work automation will result in job losses, a finding echoed recently by a Canadian property and casualty insurance executive. In November 2017, RSA

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BMS integration key priority for Wawanesa’s new Canadian P&C president

April 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Broker management system (BMS) integration with the back-end systems of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is a top priority for the company’s new president of Canadian P&C operations. Carol Jardine told Canadian Underwriter that a lot of the groundwork has been

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Carol Jardine appointed president of Wawanesa’s Canadian P&C operation

April 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Carol Jardine has been appointed president of Winnipeg-based Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s Canadian property and casualty (P&C) operation. Wawanesa CEO Jeff Goy made the announcement Thursday. Before her appointment, Jardine was senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a position

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Auto parts titan nominated to Intact’s board of directors

April 5, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An engineer with “extensive mergers and acquisitions experience” is up for election to Intact Financial Corp.’s board of directors, the property and casualty insurer announced recently. William Young, chairman of the board of Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts maker Magna International

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Re-imagine your brokerage office (think retail)

April 5, 2018 by David Gambrill

Brokers need to reinvent how they provide face-to-face advice to their clients, changing their physical office model to reflect a more modern approach inspired by a quick and easy online experience. “Brokers need to start thinking about it in terms

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Meet the rare insurance professional who deliberately pursued a career in the P&C industry

April 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

Carrie Trudeau has officially started her new position as vice president of claims for Canada with Lloyd’s managing agent AEGIS (Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited), bringing 18 years of experience in the Canadian insurance market to the role.

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Tomorrow’s Risk Manager: Purchaser, Protector, Predictor

April 1, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Risk managers are entering a new era that emphasizes their strategic thinking skills. Increasingly, they will be asked to provide valuable risk insights that will help guide their organizations through an uncertain future. Are they up to the task?

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Canadian P&C people on the move

March 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Two new staff members join adjusting firm Claims adjusting firm Kernaghan Adjusters said Monday it has relocated its Whistler, B.C. operation and welcomed two new staff members. Michael Unger will be Sea to Sky manager and executive adjuster. He brings

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Markel taps David Crozier to succeed Barkley as president

March 27, 2018 Canadian Underwriter

David A. Crozier will become the president of specialist insurer Markel Canada in early 2019, succeeding current president Karen Barkley, who will retire at the end of this year. Completing a 40-year career in the insurance industry, Barkley has held

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Enhancing “human skills” crucial to tackling machine-led disruption

March 26, 2018 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A year into its effort to help equip youth for the rapidly evolving workforce, one of the country’s largest banks says enhancing young Canadians’ human skills will be critical in navigating the machine-led disruption that lies ahead. In