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What’s New: In Brief (November 12, 2009)

November 12, 2009   by Canadian Underwriter

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After almost 17 years of sharing the management responsibilities for both the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan (ICS) and the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS), Ernie Gaschler will now begin devoting his entire time and energy to the activities of IBAS.
Gaschler is currently the executive director of IBAS.
“The ICS wishes to express its appreciation for the leadership he provided to the Insurance Councils during this period and for his dedication to the regulatory process,” the ICS said in a bulletin posted on its Web site.
Ron Fullan will succeed Gaschler as the new executive director of the ICS, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Fullan has more than 25 years of progressive and senior experience in the financial services and insurance industries.

The Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan, which licenses and regulates the province’s insurance agents, brokers, adjusters and agencies, is requiring resident licensees to complete a council-approved ethics course of at least three hours in duration, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
All existing resident licensees, as well as individuals that become licensed on or after Jan. 1, 2010, must complete the ethics course within three years from Jan. 1, 2010.
All resident licensees will then be required to complete an ethics course within subsequent five-year cycles.
A list of approved ethic courses will be published on the Council website within the next few months.

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