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Unexpected threats should be a concern to SMEs in U.K.: RSA

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a quarter of polled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom reported being hit with an unexpected £50,000 bill would put them out of business, notes a new report released this week by RSA. And while

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Aviva Canada launches cross-border insurance solution for Canadian domiciled companies

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada has launched a cross-border insurance solution for Canadian domiciled companies with assets, exposures or plated vehicles in the United States. On Thursday, the insurer announced the solution for Canadian domiciled companies that have physical assets, exposures or plated

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Making things fast, simple and transparent important for Millennials: speaker

November 15, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Providers dealing with Millennials must have a clear value proposition and understand the importance of communicating in a way that is most comfortable for their clients, David Nugent, WealthSimple’s portfolio manager and chief compliance officer, suggested Monday during an event

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RIBO overhauls spot check program to include consideration of conduct requirements, expectations: Hitchlock

November 10, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) has embarked on a major overhaul of its spot check program with the twin goals of promoting better consumer protection and improved broker risk management, says Norma Hitchlock, RIBO’s outgoing president. While the

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Insurers must realign business to suit customer needs and expectations for the future, not the past: Majesco

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The factors influencing customer loyalty are changing, demanding that insurers rethink and realign how their businesses meet customer expectations, notes a new thought leadership report released Thursday by Majesco. A significant gap exists between consumer needs and expectations and what

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Collaboration, communication and integration key to success: Boland at IBAO Convention

October 23, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Brokers, broker management system (BMS) companies and insurance companies all need to “come together” using collaboration, communication and integration, incoming Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) president Traci Boland said last week at the association’s 96th annual convention. “The theme

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Brokers are ‘not competition to each other,’ IBAO keynote speaker says

October 19, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance brokers who compete against one another need to change their mindset and work with their competitors to address threats which could disrupt the industry, a speaker suggested Wednesday in Toronto. “If you all think each other are the competition,

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Material Disclosure

October 2, 2016 Jennifer Pereira, Partner, Robertson Stromberg LLP. Robertson Stromberg is a member firm of The ARC Group of Canada, a network of independent law firms across Canada.

In a ruling in favour of SGI and Galon Insurance Brokers, a Saskatchewan court found that a plaintiff knew, or should have known, that his decision to rent to tenants was material to the risk of insuring his home.

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The Over/Under on Property Insurance

July 15, 2016 Timothy Zimmerman and Ari Singer

The importance of determining the value of a commercial property when applying for insurance

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Only 42% of polled Ontarians aware of upcoming auto insurance reforms: IBAO

May 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumer awareness of auto insurance reforms in Ontario – many of which come into force June 1 – is far from complete, with just four in 10 survey respondents reporting they are aware of the changes. Based on feedback from

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Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) 2016 Convention and AGM, May 15-18, 2016

May 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) held a successful 2016 Convention and AGM in picturesque Banff, Alberta, May 15 to 18. The convention’s theme was ‘connect’ and included a robust agenda including Keynote (Richard Bertram, WestJet’s vice president, communications and community

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Ontario auto reforms should help cut transaction costs: Cameron

May 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

If things unfold as intended, Ontario’s auto insurance reforms should help reduce transaction costs that have long been an issue for the entire system, James Cameron, president of Cameron & Associates, suggested during an industry event Tuesday. “The goal of