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What’s New: In brief (November 28, 2006)

November 28, 2006   by Canadian Underwriter

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Integro (Canada) Ltd. has appointed Brian Cameron as principal and executive broker for the Toronto office.
Cameron joins Integro from Marsh Canada, where he served as a senior vice president. He has 35 years of experience as a property and casualty broker, with particular strengths in construction, mining, real estate and heavy manufacturing.
“Having represented some of the largest and most successful companies in Canada, he has a wealth of industry knowledge from which our clients now benefit,” said John Chippindale, Integro Canada’s managing principal and president.

A new service will be launched in Ontario that may help to reduce insurance fraud.
Digitally Documented is essentially a “virtual vault” that uses cutting-edge security to allow policyholders to upload photographs of insurable items to a server. Consequently, if catastrophe strikes, a comprehensive list of assets and photographs is readily available.
Digitally Documented staff would take the pictures and watermark them to ensure authenticity, the company explains in a press release.
Kevin Clarke, Digitally Documented creator, says the service provides clients with an objective third party to help ensure the validity of a client’s claim. The service will “save the insurance industry the time and effort required to start this process from scratch,” Clarke says.
Users will be able to give their insurance agents read-only access to their virtual vault.
Primarily serving Toronto and the GTA, Digitally Documented will be officially launched in January 2007. Clarke said the company does have “aggressive expansion plans to extend this service in the near future.”