TORONTO, ON, May 9, 2019/insPRESS/ –The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is pleased to announce its 2019 sponsors, including returning sponsor The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, and new sponsors Dell Small Business, InsuranceHotline.com, Rates.ca and ShopInsuranceCanada.ca.
“Partner support makes our strategic initiatives possible,” said IBAO CEO Colin Simpson. “Every year our sponsors help ensure brokers continue to receive relevant education, government and consumer advocacy and opportunities to come together as a channel. Our Board of Directors and wider network are pleased with investment levels and ongoing partnerships across the broker network.”
“Given current market conditions in Ontario, it’s become critical to collaborate on strategic outcomes, industry communications and operational opportunities,” said IBAO President Jeff Gatcke. “We welcome this year’s sponsors and commend their commitment to broker distribution.”
“We want to align our brand with the IBAO and with insurance brokers across Ontario,” said Tim Shauf, President & CEO, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “At The Commonwell we know personal relationships and communities matter, which is why broker collaboration is essential to our business.”
“As a new sponsor of the IBAO, we’re looking forward to supporting brokers’ small business needs,” said Rodrigo Fighera, Canada Commercial & Enterprise Marketing, Dell Technologies. “As every industry continues to evolve, it’s important to support that progress with the right technology. We want to partner with Ontario’s insurance brokers to make sure they’re well supported so they can spend their time focusing on their clients.”
“Since its inception, InsuranceHotline.com has been supporting the broker distribution channel with digital customer acquisition,” says Janine White, VP – Marketplaces and Strategy Development, Insurance Hotline, Rates and Shop Insurance Canada. “This sponsorship is another step in confirming the essential role brokers play in the growth of Canada’s insurance industry.”
“The IBAO would like to thank all of its 2019 sponsors,” said Gatcke. “Their support allows us as an association to continue the work we do on behalf of brokers and consumers in Ontario.”