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Why brokers need to check their dec pages

April 4, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker was fined $1,000 fine for not checking to make sure his client’s request for a Single Limit Endorsement was included as part of the client’s home insurance coverage. It wasn’t, as it turns out, and the client

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Broker fined for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million coverage change

March 14, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker is out of pocket $1,000 for failing to review with his client a $1.4-million change to a client’s commercial property insurance policy. On Dec. 12, 2011, an insurer requested renewal instructions from Manitoba broker Horace Smaczylo, as

News BrokersLegislation / Regulation

Broker lands in hot water after BI coverage miscue

February 5, 2019 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker landed in hot water after filling in for a vacationing colleague whose commercial client wound up without business interruption coverage. Broker John C. McDonald was fined $250 for his role in the coverage mix-up. When McDonald’s work

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Why being a broker is the best job ever

January 31, 2019 by Jason Contant

The feeling that their opinions are heard and often implemented is just one of the reasons brokers report being satisfied with their choice of career. “I truly believe that I am a valued professional advisor,” Ryan McKenna, commercial and personal

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Trial required to confirm insured’s cash payment to broker, court finds

January 23, 2019 by David Gambrill

A dispute between an auto insurance claimant and a carrier over whether or not the claimant paid her broker in cash to update an auto policy is a genuine matter for trial, an Ontario court has ruled. Marie-Therese Dakane brought

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Fine for broker in business interruption coverage mix-up

July 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

A $500 fine against a Manitoba broker illustrates the importance of documenting conversations with a client when advising on business interruption coverage in a commercial insurance policy. The broker, Edward Tetrault, provided a quote to his commercial business client on

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Tech Report: Is 2018 the Year of the Broker?

May 7, 2018 Eric Fenton, Head of Insurance, EPAM

Canadian insurers have emphasized work on their front-end systems to provide a direct-to-consumer experience. Now that carriers are working on their legacy systems to better integrate with brokers, will a direct broker-to-consumer experience be far behind?

News InsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Broker loses license after coverage gaps

December 29, 2017 by David Gambrill

A Manitoba broker has lost her license for failing to ensure a smooth transition during policy renewals for three separate clients. The General Insurance Council of Manitoba, which regulates the province’s brokers, issued its decision against Danielle Robertson on Dec.

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InsurTechTO, November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Try to distill all of the lessons and insights imparted by speakers at the inaugural InsurTechTO conference into a single prescription, and you might get this: Technological change is everywhere in the insurance industry, and you’d better do way, way

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Endeavour launches cyber facility, cyber protection becoming key to risk management

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Endeavour Insurance Services is looking to facilitate easier management of risks in the small-medium enterprise (SME) cyber space – while also supporting MGAs, brokers and clients in the U.S. and Canada – with the launch of a new technology and

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Economical Insurance posts net income of $5.3 million in 2017 Q1, down from $28.5 million in prior-year quarter

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Auto lines, catastrophe and weather-related losses served as a drag on underwriting results which, in turn, contributed to Economical Insurance posting net income of $5.3 million in 2017 Q1 compared to $28.5 million in 2016 Q1. “Higher investment income was

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Consumers starting to expect zero friction, omni-channel offering key: CIAA event speakers

April 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurance is among the services that must offer an omni-channel experience if it expects to address the expectations of consumers as the complexity of their demands shift, Duncan Stewart, director of technology, media and telecommunications research for Deloitte Canada, suggested