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How driverless trucks will affect Alberta’s oilsands

February 1, 2018 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – About 400 jobs are expected to disappear at Suncor Energy Inc.’s oilsands mines in northern Alberta as it deploys driverless ore-hauling trucks to replace the ones humans operate now. “We have about 500 roles that will get eliminated

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Wireless Working, Part III: The four-letter acronym every broker should know

January 30, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers working on customer files over wireless computer networks at work need to be on guard, because hackers can listen in on insecure networks. If you’re working from a laptop or tablet and connecting to the corporate computer network using

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Senators urge feds to act on privacy, security issues with automated cars

January 30, 2018 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government needs to take the wheel when it comes to the development and testing of self-driving cars on Canadian roads – or risk getting run over by the fast-approaching high-tech revolution, a Senate committee warns.

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What happens to your clients’ outdated pink slips?

January 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

When Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to allow electronic proof of automobile insurance (EPAI), it opened up a whole new world for insurers to offer the digitized pink slips to their consumers. Nova Scotia’s move “will be

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Where you will find your next commercial cyber clients

January 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Cyber insurance is evolving into the non-privacy space, with insurers moving more into business interruption coverage, Catherine Evans, vice president of Marsh Canada,  told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “Insurers are pushing more into the areas where it’s really more of an

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Aviva Canada responds to CU poll results

January 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter conducted a poll of its broker readers last week. Out of the 401 responses CU received, about 68% placed business with Aviva Canada. Among the survey findings, we asked brokers to record their level of agreement with the

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Wireless Working, Part II: Why cyber criminals love free WiFi

January 29, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Free WiFi offered at coffee shops, hotels and airports should pique the interest of brokers – and not just because brokers and their clients can work remotely in these locations for free. The technology does not come risk-free. WiFi technology

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I, Robot

January 28, 2018 Monica Kuzyk Vice President, Claims, Curo Claims Services

Overcoming our fear of robots will allow our best people to focus on the customer at the time of claim, when they need us most.

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Are your cyber clients ‘red-teaming?’

January 26, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers placing cyber insurance should advise their commercial customers that it’s not enough to just have a plan to respond to computer security breaches — they need to test the plan, or “red-team” it. “An incident response plan is not

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Wireless Working, Part I: Risks of working from home

January 26, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Working from home and using a wireless Internet router calls for special security precautions on the part of brokers and other business employees, creating an opportunity for brokers to advise commercial clients about their risk and insurance needs. Many insurance

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Pilotless planes on the horizon if public acceptance grows, say experts

January 26, 2018 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Canadians may not be quite ready to fly on a pilotless aircraft but technological advances in self-driving vehicles are already opening the door to autonomous commercial flight, an increasingly attractive prospect for industry players facing a dearth of

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Real-time data exchange within reach for first notice of loss

January 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) has announced the rollout of the Data Exchange Model (Dx) Initiative, a proof of concept for real-time integration between an insurer technology platform and a broker management system (BMS) platform. TIC has partnered with RSA,