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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

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One way American insurance workers have a better track record than Canadians

March 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Do you find it difficult to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and get yourself to work on time? Or are you sick of traffic jams frustrating your morning commute into the office? If you’re late for work

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ASSI Offers Ontario Training Webinars

March 14, 2018 by Accident Support Services

TORONTO, March 14, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Accident Support Services International Ltd. invites our insurance partners to participate in new Training Webinars designed to provide your staff with an online training program focusing on best practices and additional information available in CROMS and

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Does your professional network help or hinder you?

March 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Insurance is based on relationships, as we all know, but is your professional network helping you or hindering you? One of the biggest misconceptions about networking is that relationships should form and grow spontaneously among people who naturally like each

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P&C professionals on the move

March 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

ARAG announces new CEO ARAG Services Corporation announced Thursday it has appointed Jo-Anne MacDonald as the company’s new CEO. She replaced former CEO Peter Talacek. MacDonald joins the legal expenses insurer from St. Catharines, Ont.-based Verge Insurance Group, where she

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The meeting that every risk manager should have

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers concerned about insurance exclusions should consider asking their brokers to brief senior managers explaining what exactly the insurance covers and what it excludes, a Willis Towers Watson executive advises. Steve Sachs, co-chair of the Willis Towers Watson Real

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Speak the language of senior execs, risk managers advised

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Successful risk managers know how to speak the language of senior executives, which is much different than the language of their peers, say two presenters scheduled to speak at next month’s RIMS conference in San Antonio. “Risk managers, when they

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Donna Barclay appointed president and COO of The Guarantee

March 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Guarantee Company of North America announced Tuesday that Donna Barclay has been appointed as president and chief operating officer of The Guarantee Canada and North America Property & Casualty. Barclay has 30 years of property and casualty (P&C) insurance

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Advice for young women looking to get into the broker channel

February 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ashley Holmes, a 33-year-old operations manager at Roughley Insurance Brokers in Oshawa, Ont., has three pieces of advice for other women looking to get into the insurance industry: don’t try to be a chameleon and be something you’re not; speak

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A new way for brokerages to assign clients to advisors

February 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

An Ontario brokerage has done away with the traditional alphabetized way of assigning clients to brokers. Under the alphabetized approach, sometimes referred to as the “alpha split,” a brokerage divides its clients evenly by the number of account managers it

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Why your most engaged employees may be planning an exit strategy

February 8, 2018 by David Gambrill

Engaged employees are typically considered a feather in the cap of any insurance organization, but a new study suggests that employers could lose one out of every five of their most motivated employees because of burnout. “The many positive outcomes