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IoT infrastructure investments to be covered by new industrial insurance

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Relayr is partnering with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), part of Munich Re, to develop customized insurance products to help relayr customers making Internet of Things (IoT) investments protect their return on those investments. Pointing out that that HSB has 150

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Insurance industry expects digital technology to drive transformation, but most companies unprepared: study

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Digital transformation can propel the insurance industry forward but barriers exist, with a “significant gap between organizations that leverage technology for competitive advantage and those that struggle with innovation,” according to a new study. The study, titled Assessing digital impact

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Government of Saskatchewan to introduce strengthened impaired driving legislation

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Saskatchewan announced on Monday that it will add amendments to The Traffic Safety Act this fall to strengthen impaired driving legislation. This fall, the government will introduce the following amendments: Add a three-day vehicle seizure for experienced

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CNA Financial posts net income of US$343 million in 2016 Q3

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

CNA Financial Corporation saw net income jump US$165 million to US$343 million in 2016 Q3 over the prior-year quarter, driven by the performance of its Property & Casualty Operations, higher net investment income and stable catastrophe losses. Net income for

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Canadian business executives report not doing enough to protect data, security concern over migrating to the cloud persists: Microsoft Canada

October 31, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Skepticism over security when migrating to the cloud was voiced by almost six in 10 Canadian senior-level business leaders taking part in a Microsoft Canada Inc. survey. In all, 58% of the 711 respondents from the private and public sectors

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Cars made after May 2018 must have back up cameras: Transport Canada

October 31, 2016 THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA — Transport Canada says new cars and small trucks will have to be equipped with rear-view camera systems starting in May 2018. The new regulations have been formally posted in the Canada Gazette for a 75-day comment period. The

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40% of polled U.S. policyholders who purchased cyber coverage in last six months have increased coverage: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) in the United States has reported that nearly 40% of polled policyholders who purchased cyber coverage in the last six months have increased their coverage levels. Earlier this week, the CIAB released

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Use of digital channels increasing, but technology can’t fully replace human connections during auto claims process: J.D. Power U.S. study

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Millenials’ customer satisfaction with the auto insurance process in the United States, while still the lowest among all generations, is improving and carrying the rest of the industry with it, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction

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Organizations must focus more on people, not just technology, to combat privacy breaches: lawyer

October 26, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The people component of privacy breaches is critically important, demanding greater focus going forward in light of an environment where both related individual and class actions are on the rise, Patrick Hawkins, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP suggested

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Insurance firms should investigate ‘insurtechs’ to complement their own digital strategies: Gartner

October 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance sector chief information officers (CIOs) should expand their market insight concerning the innovation and disruption potential of insurance technology startups, or “insurtechs,” to complement their digital insurance strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-headquartered information technology research and

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Judge approves $15 billion Volkswagen emissions settlement

October 25, 2016 The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a nearly $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement

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One in three Ontario drivers admit to distracted driving: survey

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About one in three (32%) drivers in Ontario admit to driving distracted because of their mobile devices, “and the number one reason for not focusing on the road is because someone called,” according to a recent Ipsos survey conducted for