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Paid Opportunities to Empower Your Team Through Change Management

November 7, 2022 Trevor Bunker, chief customer officer, Applied Systems

The insurance landscape is in a state of rapid change. Brokers are experiencing a transformation that we can all agree is long overdue. Adopting new technology and optimizing operations can be painful and must be managed with strategy and proper

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Why brokerages need to step up their digital insights

October 18, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Only 38% of insurance brokerages are using their management systems to produce data analytics solutions for their employees, clients and stakeholders, finds Applied System’s ‘Digital Agency Annual Report.’ That’s concerning, considering 99% of brokerages have a management system, which suggests

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Commercial rate increases starting to uptick in 2022

August 23, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Commercial lines premium renewal rate increases are slowing down compared to last year, but since the beginning of 2022, renewal rates are starting to uptick again, according to recent findings by Applied Systems.  On average, rates across all commercial lines

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Canadian brokerages leading the charge on digital strategy adoption

February 4, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canadian brokers have a leg up on their counterparts in the United States and the U.K. when it comes to digital transformation, a recent survey finds. Seventy-three percent of Canadian brokerages say they have a digital strategy in place, and

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Average personal auto premiums drop in Q3 2021; personal property up

October 21, 2021 Phil Porado

Personal auto premium average dropped 2.7% in 2021’s third quarter compared with the same period a year ago but rose 9.4% when compared to second quarter 2021, according to the latest Applied Rating Index, which reports Canada-wide personal auto and

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What is needed as more P&C brokerages move into employee benefits

September 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

With more and more property and casualty insurance brokerages moving into the employee benefits (EB) space, there is a need to have an integrated technology solution, tech vendor Applied Systems said recently. “We know our P&C customers are moving further

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All major commercial lines seeing average premium renewal increases, report says

August 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s hard market in commercial P&C is showing no signs of letting up, with all major lines seeing average premium renewal rate increases in the second quarter of 2021. “Overall, the magnitude of rate increases across all segments included in

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Personal auto renewal rates continue downward trend, but homeowners’ rates up: Applied

July 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average personal auto premium renewal rates in Canada continued their downward trend in the second quarter of 2021, while personal property (homeowners) renewal rates remained up over the same period, according to Applied Systems’ latest premium rate index. In Q2

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How commercial premium renewal rates are trending in Canada

April 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canadian commercial line renewal rates increased at a slower pace across all major lines in Q1 2021 compared to one year ago, according to the latest commercial premium rate index from tech vendor Applied Systems. Overall, the magnitude of rate

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Canadian auto and property insurance rates headed in opposite directions

February 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average personal auto premium rates in Canada decreased 2.6% in 2020 Q4 compared to the same period in 2019, but some provinces did see an increase, according to the latest results from Applied Systems’ premium rate index. On average, both

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How much have personal auto and property premiums increased in one year?

January 22, 2020 by Jason Contant

Both personal auto and personal property premiums in Canada increased double digits compared to the same quarter last year, pointing to a continued hardening in the market, according to Applied System’s latest premium rating index. Personal auto premiums in 2019

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Applied Systems to acquire Indio Technologies

December 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems announced Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Indio Technologies, a software company that digitizes the insurance application and renewal process. The announcement comes less than two months after Applied acquired Policy Works, a major