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Jokers Wild

February 1, 1999 Sean van Zyl, Editor

Just over half a year has elapsed since the burial of Synchron. Since then, little appears to have been achieved in finding a replacement solution to the industry’s drive for a single interactive technology interface solution. Add to which, recent

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Ice Storm Lessons learnt

February 1, 1999 Paul Kovacs, Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss

At the time, it captivated Canadians across the country and even today is at the top of book best seller lists. The raw power of nature displayed by the ice storm which paralyzed south eastern Ontario, Quebec and parts of

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Solutions from the Ashes

February 1, 1999 Lowell Conn

The Synchron initiative, once heralded as the industry’s ultimate electronic interface solution between companies and point of sale, collapsed last year. From its ashes have risen several alternative solutions, one of the most prominent being The Freedom Alliance, a strategic

Sovereign General Insurance Company recently celebrated entering the Ontario commercial automobile field. Pictured are Ralph Cole, Sovereign's business development manager, Nick Maniatis, producer of Sovereign's first policy - with Adriatic Insurance Brokers, and Rita Nicolette, Sovereign's senior commercial automobile underwriter.
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News (February 01, 1999)

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) recently held their international conference in Palm Springs, California, with over 2000 registrants in attendance. Founded in the U.S. in 1986 and having expanded into Canada in 1997, PLUS is a forum for individuals

During October, 1998, the Toronto Insurance Women's Association held its annual Insurance Information Week at the Hillcrest Mall, Pickering Town Centre and the Erin Mills Town Centre. Pictured from the Hillcrest Mall are (left to right) Val Lewis, Cheryl Morton, Norma Evans, Pam Skinner, Yvonne Lincoln, Genny Huta and Bonita Kearns; (kneeling in front) Frances McCaul.
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Coming Events (February 01, 1999)

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Announcements in Coming Events are run free of charge as a service to the industry. Items should be submitted by the first of the month prior to the month in which the announcement is to appear. Canadian Insurance Accountants Association:

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Third quarter data shows cat costs

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

The U.S. property and casualty insurance industry posted US$23.2 billion in net taxed income for the first nine months of 1998, showing a 15% drop from the $27.4 billion made over the same period in 1997. The decline is attributed

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Call centres notch premiums

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Premiums generated by call centres in Canada have risen by 96% since 1994, says Ted Belton who addressed the Strategy Institute Call Centre Conference recently. Belton notes the more traditional distribution methods generated premiums at a lower 20% growth rate

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ING strengthens B.C. position

February 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

ING Canada, through its Calgary-based subsidiary Western Union Insurance, has entered into a strategic alliance with B.C.-based BCAA. Under the agreement, ING will purchase BCAA’s subsidiary, BCAA Insurance Corporation, for undisclosed terms. BCAA will continue to sell home and auto

Robert Gow senior vice president Canadian Operations, Lindsey Morden Claims Services Limited, presents the 1998 Colin MacKay Memorial Scholarship to Cynthia Attwood of Mississauga, Ontario. Administered by the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, this scholarship is available to students whose parent(s) or guardian is employed by the insurance industry, and who are enrolled in first year studies at college, university or schools of higher learning. The Lindsey Morden scholarship is available in all provinces and territories except Quebec.
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News (January 01, 1999)

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

To celebrate their acquisition of P.D. Brunt & Company Ltd., adjusters Sobel Adamsons Clements Ltd. recently held a one-day workshop, at Toronto’s The Albany Club, hosted by law enforcement consultant Glenn Foster. A former homicide detective and author of “How

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CBUS targets $250 million premium outflow

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Cross Border Underwriting Services Inc (CBUS), a subsidiary of the listed KRG Insurance Group, notched up half a million in premium dollars in its first year of operation. A specialist wholesale brokerage operator, CBUS was created a year ago

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GA & Vector strike pact

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Listed broker-network Vector Intermediaries Inc. has struck a deal with General Accident Group (GA) which could cure the network’s cash woes. The deal, which could inject up to $35 million into Vector’s coffers, includes a $20 million loan facility made

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Do virtual insurers dream of electric premiums?

January 1, 1999 by Canadian Underwriter

Tomorrow’s insurers may become virtual companies that interact electronically with customers, while driving down costs and improving speed to market, a leading business futurist predicted at the opening of the U.S. Insurance Services Office Inc.’s (ISO) InsTech98 Conference. Dr. Bill