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Y2K claimants here already

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The ramifications of the millennium bug are already hitting insurers, says Crawford Adjusters Canada vice president Glenn Gibson, who recently addressed a capacity crowd at the SCOR Canada/Lang Michener Claims Symposium in Toronto. Already in the U.S. – where the

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Vector eases out B.C. market

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Vector Intermediaries Inc. (ASE: VTE) has entered into an agreement to sell its British Columbia operations. Regional vice president of Western Canada Rich Commerford has agreed to purchase Burnaby-based Charlton Insurance Agencies Ltd. as well as Macnaughton & Ward in

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Letters (March 01, 1999)

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Dear editor: The following correspondence has been sent by Noble Insurance, an Ontario-based insurance brokerage, to Robert Gunn, president of Royal Insurance Company of Canada, Noel Walpole, president of Economical Insurance Group, Robert Landry, president of personal finance solutions at

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CORRECTION (March 01, 1999)

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

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A RISKY BUSINESS

March 1, 1999 Axiom

As I approached the first aisles of the “Exhibitors’ Showcase” it occurred to me for perhaps the sixth or seventh time just how technologically advanced our business had become. The three-day-long brokers’ convention had started, and half of the convention

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A turning point in professionalism

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The risk management profession is coming of age, says Susan Meltzer the incoming president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Meltzer will be the fifth Canadian president to take the reins of North America’s most prestigious organization representing the development of risk managers. She is also the first Canadian woman to occupy the presidency chair of RIMS, a task she does not find daunting in the least. Her message: it’s time for risk managers to look ahead.

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Risk Management: It’s a Buyer’s Market

March 1, 1999 Lowell Conn and Sean van Zyl

Despite deteriorating conditions in the property and casualty insurance market, insurers continue to slash already low premium rates. Market observers forecast this trend to continue for at least 24 months as insurers prioritize marketshare over revenue prosperity. Simply put, the

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Skills in risk

March 1, 1999 Richard Saylor, a risk management consultant and former risk & i

Every end is a new beginning. This has never been truer than in today’s fast paced world where everyone and everything is constantly being reinvented. As I look at my career in the risk management field, I can see that

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Lindsey’s lean and mean Hambro

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Hambro Insurance Services Group (HIS), a recently acquired subsidiary of Lindsey Morden Group Inc., has sold its 33% interest in Oracle Service Network Corporation — a provider of roadside and other assistance services in the U.S. and Canada — to

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Dominion sets Chieftain launch

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Dominion of Canada General Insurance has joined the growing rank of insurance companies offering broker call centre services. In the spring of this year Dominion will launch Chieftain Insurance in the Alberta and Ontario personal lines markets. Dominion president George

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Zurich acquires World Travel Protection

March 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Canada has announced the acquisition of World Travel Protection (WTP), a Canadian travel insurance assistance and administration company. WTP offers travel insurance administration, case management and health information services to large institutions in the affinity and employee group markets.

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the Davids and the Goliath

March 1, 1999 Shelley Boyes

Since Saskatchewan’s decision to introduce public auto insurance in 1946, the advancement of government insurers across the provinces has been a sharp thorn in the side of Canada’s private property and casualty insurance industry. The “socialist disease” of government-run auto