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Why near-misses may hold the key to improved road safety

February 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

A startup based in Winnipeg is using near-miss data from intersections in an attempt to proactively, rather than reactively, help reduce traffic fatalities. “Up until now, traffic engineers have focused on using historical crash data that involve a fatality to

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These electronic devices might not be designed with cyber security in mind

February 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Ransomware and privacy breaches may be among the top cyber threats on your radar, but are you aware of all of the connected manufacturing and other industrial control systems that may be at risk, a commercial insurer warns. “These production

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Aon acquires Canadian-based cyber security firm

February 4, 2020 by Jason Contant

Aon plc has announced the acquisition of Cytelligence, a Canadian-based cyber security firm with deep expertise in cyber incident response and digital forensic investigations. London, UK-based Aon said Tuesday the acquisition will help the brokerage expand its current coverages within

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Sending out an SMS

February 4, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Your clients likely have cellphones and use them to text. What’s stopping brokers from communicating with clients using the technology they want?

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Time to regulate insurtechs

February 4, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

A short time ago, insurers feared insurtechs would disrupt the property and casualty industry.

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The latest in P&C professional development training: How to be innovative

February 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Canadian insurance professionals want to learn how to be innovative, and they are enlisting the help of a Canadian-based open innovation centre to explore the new frontier of design thinking. “Design thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an

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Technology Outlook 2020

February 3, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

What major technology trends do you foresee in the property and casualty insurance industry in 2020? What new technologies will be on the brokers’ radar? We put these questions to a number of tech experts; their responses will inform your strategic thinking about tech.

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How to sell cyber

February 2, 2020 Jason Contant, Online Editor

James Burns, cyber product leader with CFC Underwriting, shares his insights on what the industry needs to do to sell more cyber insurance policies. cu | How do successful brokers sell cyber insurance? They make cyber products relevant to the

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Who do you trust?

February 1, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

A client’s personal information is gold to the P&C industry, which relies on data collection and analysis to make a profit. A report on how brokers and insurers are working together to safeguard the industry’s hot new currency — data.

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Could a politician’s tweet void your cyber coverage?

January 31, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you are placing commercial cyber coverage, pay attention to what the various insurers’ policies say about war and terrorism, a commercial broker advises. “I would not say it’s an obscure little corner of your insurance policy,” Tom Srail, executive

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Is the ‘awesome time’ for cyber clients coming to an end?

January 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers accustomed to a buyer’s market for commercial cyber insurance might discover soon the party is over. “We are starting to see rates harden,” Lindsey Nelson, U.K. and International Cyber Team Leader for CFC Underwriting, said Thursday. She was

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You’re insuring the cars. Why not sell or lease them, too?

January 29, 2020 by Jason Contant

Here’s a crazy thought: What if customers bought or leased vehicles directly from an insurer instead of going to an auto dealership? Insurers are exploring such a scenario right now, Sven Roehl, co-founder of Cookhouse Labs in Toronto, told Canadian