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Emergency system fails first test in Quebec

May 7, 2018 Peter Rakobowchuk and Terry Pedwell - THE CANADIAN PRESS

QUEBEC – A glitch in the new national public alert system for mobile devices affected the entire province of Quebec on Monday, said a CRTC spokeswoman. The problem did not originate with cellphone service providers but appears to have occurred

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How IT developers will change the way you do business

May 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

A daring group of developers came up with a new approach to technology development 17 years ago, dubbed ‘agile.’ The process grew popular in the startup world; it was soon embraced by mainstream leaders around the globe, including by those

Feature InsuranceTechnology

Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity

May 5, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Carriers offer advice to help brokers grow their business in a challenging pricing environment.

News BrokersInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Strength of Canadian broker channel may lead to agnostic tech solutions

May 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

With an estimated 45% of personal insurance written through the broker channel in Canada, tech vendors understand the importance of the channel. “Our only business is broker,” Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of international operations with Applied Systems, told reporters

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Award-winning CIO shares three-pronged approach to business transformation

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Co-operators is taking a holistic approach to leadership and business transformation, using strategies such as design thinking and minimum viable product (MVP) concepts, common language around innovation, and technology. Carol Poulsen, executive vice president and chief information officer at

News InsuranceLegislation / RegulationTechnology

Why mutuals are concerned about banks sharing data with fintechs

May 2, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) Wednesday called on Parliament to withdraw two sections from proposed Bill 74 that would allow chartered banks to share their customers’ banking data with fintechs. CAMIC and its 76 member companies are

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Industry close to consensus on insurer-broker connectivity

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry in Canada is getting close to consensus on connectivity between insurance brokers and carriers, an Applied Systems executive said Tuesday at the company’s Executive Symposium in downtown Toronto. “I truly believe that we are fairly close to

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Retailers ‘should be able to detect’ cyber attacks: lawyer

May 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A breach of customer payment card information involving Saks Fifth Avenue has taken a cyber risk lawyer by surprise. In July 2017, “malware began running on certain point of sale systems at potentially all Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce joins chorus of calls for electronic pink slips

May 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the latest organization to call on the provincial government to allow insurers to offer an electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI) and other insurance documents. In a resolution passed during OCC’s annual general

Feature Technology

7 ideas for automating your business to promote growth

May 1, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Opportunity exists to automate tasks, allowing you to generate new business by working smarter and not harder. Here are some quick and easy ways to use technology to your advantage

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Westminster Mutual Insurance Company unveils online quoting as part of their continuing approach to digital innovation using Mutual Concept Computer Group’s Online Quoting Solution

May 1, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

BELMONT, ON, May 1, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Westminster Mutual Insurance Company (WMIC) introduces automobile and property online quoting to its brokers, agents and consumers through partnership with Mutual Concept Computer Group Inc. (MCCG).  Westminster’s solution, https://onlinequote.wmic.ca, guarantees the consumer has

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16 carriers support broker study on API data connectivity

April 30, 2018 by David Gambrill

Ontario brokers have garnered the support of at least 16 insurance companies and “all key broker technology vendors” to participate in a study on data connectivity. The study includes discussion about an Application Programming Interface (API) tech model that would