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Artificial Intelligence, the latest cybersecurity threat

February 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

Artificial intelligence (AI) could be a double-edged sword for Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry, offering several potentially positive outcomes, but at the same time a new cybersecurity threat. AI is consistently touted by the insurance industry for its potential

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Ride-hailing on its way to B.C.

February 19, 2018 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – Ride-hailing is on its way to British Columbia after the online services received the unanimous support of an all-party committee of the legislature on Thursday. The committee made 32 recommendations to help pave the way for introducing and

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Why insurers will never build a ‘killer app’

February 16, 2018 Atul Vohra, Regional Managing Director, Solera Canada, India and Australia

Competition nowadays for a space on a consumer’s smartphone screen is fierce. We all hear stories of the so-called “killer apps” — they seem to be on everyone’s device, set record download numbers, and propel their creators to fame and,

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Standards now exist for same-day insurance claims payments

February 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Imagine when same-day insurance claims payments are a reality, without the need to overhaul any existing infrastructure. That could become a reality sooner than you think. ISO 20022, an international payments messaging standard that supports electronic payments, is already in

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Drone collisions on radar of risk managers

February 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent collision between a passenger plane and a drone has prompted Canada’s airplane accident investigation agency to warn of the risk of flying drones near airports. “The use of drones near an aerodrome or within controlled airspace poses a

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Former privacy commissioner offers tip on reporting data breaches

February 15, 2018 by David Gambrill

CEOs, not chief information officers (CIOs), should be making the call on whether to report a data breach when a company falls victim to a targeted cyberattack, a former privacy commissioner told a cyber loss management seminar organized by Crawford

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How red tape is bringing telematics to a standstill

February 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Restrictions imposed on how insurers price usage-based insurance pricing (UBIP) are hampering innovation in the insurance industry, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) told Canadian Underwriter Monday. Canadian Underwriter asked IBC on Monday for examples of red tape that could

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Portals are dead. Brokers have moved on to real-time.

February 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

As insurers move away from their legacy systems and onto more flexible platforms such as Guidewire and Duck Creek, the days appear numbered for portal solutions. Real-time data exchange is now front and center as a priority for the Insurance

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GM brings Maven car-sharing startup to Toronto

February 13, 2018 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – General Motors Co. is bringing its Maven car-sharing business to Canada for the first time as part of the Detroit-based company’s broader strategy for navigating through a rapidly changing automotive world. Toronto will be the first city outside

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A new way for brokerages to assign clients to advisors

February 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

An Ontario brokerage has done away with the traditional alphabetized way of assigning clients to brokers. Under the alphabetized approach, sometimes referred to as the “alpha split,” a brokerage divides its clients evenly by the number of account managers it

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Intact sounds alarm on escalating collision repair costs

February 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Escalating collision repair costs have commended the attention of Intact Insurance, as company officials continue to express disappointment with the Toronto-based insurer’s financial results in personal auto. Company officials said they had “unsatisfactory” performance in personal auto, with the chief

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Average Canadian company faces $3.7 million in cyber exposure

February 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

The cost to recover from security breaches in Canada averages $3.7 million in direct and indirect costs per organization, including network down time, employee work days, lost files and compromised information, according to a new survey. Of that amount, the