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U.S. millennials may not view insurance as “boring” after all: Vertafore

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 90% of the millennials in the U.S. taking part in a Vertafore survey say they view the industry as fulfilling for long-term careers that meets important criteria commonly identified as essential for job satisfaction. The finding is at

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Pay Day?

September 5, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Will spinning the ransomware wheel mean boom or bust for businesses and organizations? The malicious software is increasingly being used to test security preparedness. Absent well-conceived, committed and ongoing protection, though, this malware du jour is likely to continue its costly winning streak.

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Digital Expectations

September 2, 2016 Chuck Ruzicka, Vice President of Research and Consulting, Novarica

Commercial lines carriers face intense competition. Investing in technology is expected to prove key to retaining and serving clients who are increasingly looking for a true digital experience. Just how are commercial lines insurers preparing to deliver that experience?

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Socially Awkward

September 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Being social is all well and good… until it no longer is. Social media is a given today, whether for personal or business use. But along with these in-the-moment interactions comes a bit of risk (sometimes more), including for business

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ICBC, police and government join forces for month-long distracted driving campaign

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), provincial police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign to tackle distracted driving, which is responsible for approximately one-quarter of all fatal crashes in the province. ICBC said

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‘Intelligent,’ tailored cyber insurance solution launched in Canada

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

David Peterson, chairman of business law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and U.S. Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, announced on Thursday the launch of Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions, Inc.,

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Lost or stolen devices account for one-quarter of breaches in U.S. financial services sector: study

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Lost or stolen devices accounted for one in four breaches in the financial services sector in the United States, according to a recent study from Bitglass, a total data protection company based in Campbell, Calif. The Silicon Valley cloud access

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Social media the most dangerous medium for individual, corporate public image, new Canadian poll finds

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Social media is the medium most able to cause damage to the public image of an individual or organization, according to the results of a new Nanos Research poll. Toronto-based Signal Leadership Communication Inc. (SLC), a social PR consultancy for

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38 road deaths from distracted driving investigated year to date: OPP

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Provincial Police recently suggested that so far this year, it has investigated 38 road deaths in which a distracted driver was involved. “As of mid-August, the OPP has investigated 38 road deaths in which an inattentive driver was

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Industry must innovate or become irrelevant, conference speaker cautions

August 31, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The insurance industry will likely face what could be its biggest shift ever over the next decade and successful navigation will demand greater collaboration with a wider group of organizations, Mike Key, SAP’s vice president of business development, Global Core

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Customer expectations require carriers to move to digitalization

August 31, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

There is a need to move beyond digitization to digitalization if insurance carriers expect to truly be prepared to address customer expectations in the digital age, Avi Greenfield, senior manager of product strategy for OpenText Exstream, said Tuesday at Insurance-Canada.ca’s

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Speed trumps quality for insurers working on digital experience: Executive Forum Speaker

August 30, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance companies aiming to create value for their customers would be well advised to look beyond the “front end” of their customer-facing computer applications, implement their services before their competitors and recognize the importance of the “geeks” in their organizations,