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Keeping your Millennials Engaged

May 9, 2018 Marchella Barbero, Communications Specialist, Sharp Insurance

Create a digitized culture at your brokerage that emphasizes, fun, innovation, and recognition
for a job well done.

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Award-winning CIO shares three-pronged approach to business transformation

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Co-operators is taking a holistic approach to leadership and business transformation, using strategies such as design thinking and minimum viable product (MVP) concepts, common language around innovation, and technology. Carol Poulsen, executive vice president and chief information officer at

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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