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40-year industry vet discusses his take on tech: Does it help or hinder?

October 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When Bob Tisdale started his insurance career in the late 1970s, his employer at the time was just starting to adopt computers. “A lot of people at the time predicted that that was going to be the end of everybody’s

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Bob Tisdale to retire on 40th year work anniversary

August 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

Bob Tisdale, president and chief operating officer of Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company, will retire next year after 40 years in the insurance industry. Tisdale will retire effective Aug. 18, 2020, which coincides with his 40-year work anniversary,

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Canadian auto industry seeing no reduction in accidents, but greater severity: NICC speaker

October 11, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Canadian auto industry overall is seeing no reduction in car accidents and “big cost pressures upward on severity coming from both injuries and the repairs of cars themselves,” a speaker suggested last week at the National Insurance Conference of

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Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company obtain CSIO certification for Personal Lines eDocs

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Wednesday that Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company of Markham, Ont. have both obtained CSIO certification for Personal Lines eDocs. “We are pleased to now offer our brokers access to

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The Insurance Institute of Canada elects Intact Insurance president Jean-François Blais as chair of board of governors

November 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has elected Jean-François Blais, president of Intact Insurance, as chair of its board of governors. The IIC elected Blais at its 63rd annual general meeting on Oct. 25 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the institute said

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Aviva Canada, Pembridge Insurance offer personal coverage for ridesharing drivers in Alberta

July 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada and Pembridge Insurance have become the latest insurance companies to offer personal coverage for ridesharing drivers in Alberta. On Tuesday, the government of Alberta announced a new insurance policy for transportation network companies (TNCs) licensed in the province.

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Pembridge Insurance announces enhanced Water Damage Extension endorsement to cover overland flooding

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Markham, Ont.-based Pembridge Insurance Company has announced the launch of their enhanced Water Damage Extension endorsement, which includes protection for sewer back-up and is now extended to include overland water, or fresh water flooding and damage caused by surface or