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Broker licensing exams now available in online format

May 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

The Insurance Institute of Canada, the educational arm of the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, will be providing OTL/Level 1 broker agent licensing exams in an online format. The online format allows licensing candidates to complete their exams from

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How will COVID-19 change cybersecurity?

April 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

The business email from your chief financial officer seems innocent enough: “Hey Larry, the client changed their bank account information. Can you send them money to their new bank account number?” Under ordinary circumstances — that is, before the novel

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How to manage the immediate COVID-19 fallout while preparing for a post-pandemic future

April 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

Industry leaders should begin preparing right now for the post-pandemic business environment, while still managing the immediate fallout of COVID-19, two partners of a strategy consulting firm said recently. This includes spending time envisioning the future, developing a strategy to

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Educating yourself about flood coverage while cooped up at home

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Looking for a free course that will give you continuing education credits without having to leave your house? The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation recently launched a 1.5-hour online home flood risk course for brokers anywhere in Canada. “It helps

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Why insurers are training in design thinking 

March 20, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Canadian P&C professionals have approached Cookhouse Labs, an industry innovation hub, to help with staff training. Cookhouse co-founder Sven Roehl (pictured here) and Ibeth Ramos, Cookhouse’s program manager and innovation coach, explain why.
– As told to Jason Contant

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Industry female execs discuss today’s challenge of raising young families

March 9, 2020 by David Gambrill

Yes, it is possible for a woman to be a senior executive in the insurance industry and successfully raise a family with young children. Women all make their own individual choices about the best way to raise their young families,

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Three strategies to help insurance pros deal with coronavirus anxiety

March 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

With the number of coronavirus cases increasing in Canada and “coronavirus anxiety” now a reality, there are some strategies insurance professionals can take to ensure their teams continue to collaborate effectively and maintain momentum in the business. Among those strategies

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Why culture is so important for data-driven companies

February 14, 2020 by Jason Contant

The biggest obstacles to creating data-based businesses aren’t technical, they’re cultural, said David Waller, a partner and head of data science and analytics for Oliver Wyman Labs. “It is simple enough to describe how to inject data into a decision-making

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The latest in P&C professional development training: How to be innovative

February 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Canadian insurance professionals want to learn how to be innovative, and they are enlisting the help of a Canadian-based open innovation centre to explore the new frontier of design thinking. “Design thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an

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What’s new in 2020 with Intact Centre home flood risk assessment training

January 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Want to share basement flood horror stories with other brokers or home inspectors, and hear how industry peers tackled their problems? The Home Flood Risk Assessment Training Course, launched in 2018, now has discussion sessions, said Daniel Filippi, program manager

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Why you shouldn’t go outside the industry to find talent

January 17, 2020 by Jason Contant

It’s no secret that there is a war for talent in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. But before you look outside your brokerage or insurance company for talent, take a look inside, advises Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the chief talent scientist

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Why new RIMS president plans to ‘hit hard’ on certification

January 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

More risk managers need to find themselves at the highest levels of their companies. But positions in the C-suite aren’t going to just be given away, which is why certification is going to be a major focus for the new