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Sea Change

March 3, 2019 Brooke Smith

Commercial P&C brokerages have taken the plunge into the employee benefits space, strategically acquiring employee benefits firms. What’s in the water?

Feature Brokers

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.

Feature Technology

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?

Feature BrokersTechnology

The Future of Cyber Sales

February 4, 2019 Vishal Kundi, CEO and Co-Founder, Boxx Insurance

Top 3 ways cyber insurance will come of age over the next six years


Competency for the Future

February 3, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

How a revamped CAIB program will give brokers the deep understanding required to be a trusted advisor


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,


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?

Feature Legislation / Regulation

Control of the Wheel

January 16, 2019 By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

In Ontario, where about half the country’s auto premium is written, politicians say they want to work with the industry to bring down auto rates. But on the issue of auto reform, the province and the industry are not always steering in the same direction to reach the ultimate destination – lower auto rates for consumers


Insurance to the Rescue

January 15, 2019 Danielle Kubes

Winning ways to guide your clients through the worst day of their lives

Feature Legal

Ratepayer Bias

January 15, 2019 Annette Uetrecht-Bain, Partner, McCague Borlack LLP

Are jurors in auto insurance trials “biased” because they pay insurance premiums?

Feature RiskTechnology

Fiscal Responsibility

January 7, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Asset managers don’t want hackers attempting to impersonate them. Here’s a golden opportunity to minimize their exposure


Ahead of the Pack

January 5, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

What makes for a stellar workplace? Four insurers reveal key insights into developing happy and motivated workers