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Loss control for grow-ops

March 19, 2018 Marc Raymond, Vice President, Professional Development Specialist, Afirm Solutions

As the cannabis industry transitions from underground to mainstream, licensed cannabis producers, processing facilities and dispensaries will require coverages akin to a myriad of other crop products and processing industries. From a loss control point of view, we need to

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Zombies on the sidewalk

March 19, 2018 Adam Campbell, senior associate, human factors, 30 Forensic Engineering

The science behind ‘Zombie Laws’ and their potential effect on the litigation of pedestrian collisions

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The Proof is in The Digital Wallet

March 16, 2018 Michael Spiar, Broker Relations & Communications Specialist, Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

An industry-wide solution for electronic delivery of insurance policy documents, including proof of auto insurance insurance (eSlips), has arrived in Canada. The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) in February launched My Proof of Insurance, an industry solution enabling

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Trojan Horse or Workhorse?

March 16, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Is smart automation a boon or bane?

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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

March 15, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

On May 3, 2016 a massive wildfire swept through the remote Alberta community of Fort McMurray, necessitating the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history, with upwards of 88,000 people fleeing their homes. May 3rd was a turning point as well

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Who’s afraid of blockchain?

March 14, 2018 Clive Bird, Account Executive, Axis Insurance Group

As blockchain-related businesses flourish, they are finding a lukewarm reception in the insurance market. Regardless of the company’s coverage needs, most traditional insurers are reluctant to release capacity and often decline to offer any level of coverage. Let’s look at

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New data requirements will make cyber coverage mandatory

March 12, 2018 Heather Sanderson

Enacted by the European Parliament to simplify business rules for companies operating in the EU market and to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect May 25, 2018. When it comes

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How Tech Will Change What You Do

March 11, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Improved data technologies will soon transform the insurance model, changing you from an insurance professional who underwrites and sells policies into a holistic risk advisor.

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Tipping point

March 7, 2018 Rick Orr Owner, Account Executive Orr Insurance Brokers Inc.

APIs liberate the broker channel from the inefficiencies caused by individual market solutions for data exchange.

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Running past the finish line

March 7, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Dan Langer takes on CICMA presidency in retirement

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Fentany – What you need to know if you encounter it

March 7, 2018 Mike Wiebe, Partner & General Manager, Trauma Scene Bio Services

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more toxic. When used legitimately, it is a Schedule II prescription drug and it is typically used to treat

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The Chaotic Universe of Cyber

March 5, 2018 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Cyber insurance has undergone its own version of ‘The Big Bang’ recently, with carriers now offering a bewildering array of options, definitions, endorsements, and exclusions–most of which defy standardization.