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Risk Jockey

April 2, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How does a radio guy become a leading Canadian risk manager? Steve Pottle, who serves on the global board of RIMS, says it all began
with Y2K…

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Avoid The Cyber Nightmare

April 1, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Are the new mandatory breach notification laws in Canada and the European Union keeping you up at night? Here are steps you can take to sleep comfortably through it all

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Taking Flight

March 15, 2019 Kabir Shaal, Co-founder, VP of Client Services, Drone Software Canada Inc.

Planning to use drone technology? 3 considerations that will help your ROI to take off

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Benefits of backing brokers

March 2, 2019 by David Gambrill

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company made a bold move last year, forsaking the direct channel to sell exclusively through brokers. Carol Jardine, president of Wawanesa’s Canadian P&C operations, shares her assessment of how the strategy has worked so far.

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The revolution is now

March 1, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

After several attempts to create a utopian state of broker-carrier data exchange, could the D/X Initiative be the tech breakthrough that commercial brokers have been seeking for decades?

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Advocating for New Storylines

February 2, 2019 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Don Forgeron, president  and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, talks to Canadian Underwriter about what’s top of mind for Canada’s home, auto and business insurers in 2019. Here’s his update on where the nation’s insurers stand on auto reform,

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Making peace with insurtechs

February 1, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Once hyped as a potential dogfight, the anticipated competition between the insurance industry
and insurtechs has turned out to be a
cozy affair. How did that happen?

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Going Mobile

January 3, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Patti Kernaghan, president and CEO of Kernaghan Adjusters, tells Canadian Underwriter why the time is now for a harmonized adjuster’s licence across Canada.

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Taming the Flaming Cats

January 1, 2019 Brooke Smith

The biggest lessons from catastrophes such as Fort McMurray, and how to apply them in the future

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Richly Deserved

December 3, 2018 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Is your brokerage looking to build a performance-based compensation plan? Chances are, you are not alone. In Canadian Underwriter’s 2018 National Broker Survey, more than 250 broker owners and principals shared their views on the effectiveness of four types of

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Making Better Brokers

December 2, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Thom Young, co-founder of Lundgren & Young Insurance Ltd. in Alberta, gives the business case for promoting professional development in Canadian brokerages. “This actually makes you money, so you should be doing it.”

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How to open your doors to diversity

December 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

When it comes to workplace diversity, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry could use a bit of a boost. Statistically, the industry is lagging behind other Canadian workplaces when it comes to diversity. What would it take to bring more