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How COVID-19 may change the cyber insurance landscape

May 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

One long-term impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic may be an uptick in the sale of commercial cyber insurance policies, industry experts predicted during a recent Canadian Underwriter webinar. In addition, the pandemic may provide an opportunity for brokers to

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ClearPay electronic brokerage platform now fully implemented by Wawanesa 

May 6, 2020 ClearPay

TORONTO, ON, MAY 6, 2020/insPRESS/ –  ClearPay today announced that the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Canada’s largest Property and Casualty Mutual insurer (Wawanesa), has fully adopted the ClearPay brokerage payment and reporting platform. This platform enables the independent brokerage community

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CSIO launches new Commercial Lines Certification Program

May 5, 2020 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, MAY 5, 2020/insPRESS/ – CSIO is pleased to announce the launch of its new Commercial Lines (CL) Certification Program. The program is designed to support and recognize insurer and service provider members who have implemented CSIO CL Data

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The ‘hidden’ cyber risks of remote work

May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients are vulnerable to hidden risks when they have large numbers of people suddenly working remotely or from home in a disaster, as we are seeing in the pandemic, experts told brokers listening in to Canadian Underwriter’s latest webinar.

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At-home workers need to prevent these people from using their computers

April 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerages looking to manage their own cyber risk and advise commercial clients about their cyber risks should look to one major golden rule when employees work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Your family members should not be using your

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Are brokers affected by an urban-rural connectivity gap?

April 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Rural clients should be able to access the Internet at high enough speeds for brokers to offer them digital services, says one Alberta broker. “I would say there is no issue,” said Rob Barros, chief technology officer and chief communications

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APOLLO Exchange and Trufla Technology partner to combine eCommerce insurance products with digital marketing offering for brokers

April 24, 2020 by David Dyck

TORONTO, ON, April 24, 2020/insPRESS/ — Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd., (“APOLLO Exchange”) Canada’s largest online insurance marketplace, and Trufla Technology Ltd. (“Trufla”), have partnered to offer brokers a suite of digital marketing services combined with immediate eCommerce insurance fulfillment.  APOLLO

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Four opportunities COVID provides for fintechs

April 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting renewed emphasis on digitizing of insurance processes including payments, claims, applications and signatures, a Canadian fintech venture capital executive suggests. “This is a good opportunity for fintech, because the acceleration of innovation in financial institutions

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How COVID-19 is ramping up insurance needs for telemedicine

April 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

COVID-19 has sharply increased the demand for telemedicine in Canada, and with it comes emerging risks and possible unexpected gaps in coverage for clients. Telemedicine – or using video, audio and other technologies to deliver preventive, diagnostic and treatment services

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WeGoLook® partners with Trillium Mutual Insurance Company for contactless claims solution in Canada

April 22, 2020 Crawford & Company

ATLANTA, APRIL 22, 2020 /insPRESS/ — WeGoLook®, an on-demand workforce solutions provider and subsidiary of Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), is pleased to announce a partnership with Trillium Mutual Insurance to provide a contactless claims solution to better

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Our experts weigh in on COVID-19 impacts to various industries across the globe

April 17, 2020 Amanda Emery

Toronto,ON, April 17, 2020/InsPress/  If you are working on an article surrounding the pandemic and need an expert to interview/quote, we have you covered. We’ve written articles on the following, with lots more on the way: 1. Cyber Criminals on the

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How to protect your clients from cybercriminals cashing in on COVID-19

April 8, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers advising clients on cyber insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic will want to make sure there is an appropriate loss of income coverage under the policy, similar to other lines of insurance, a specialist insurer said recently. “If we were