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Insurers have ‘hidden behind’ regulators: Executive Forum speaker

August 30, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Technological innovation is not among the goals of some government regulators overseeing insurance markets, but some can be persuaded to allow innovation if a determined insurance provider presents “a good case study,” speakers suggested Tuesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Executive Forum. “We as insurers have hidden behind the regulators for a long time and have said, ‘Gosh, I would love to do that but I won’t be allowed to,” said David Crozier, president and chief executive officer of Everest Insurance Company of Canada. “We…

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Insurance providers advised to check assumptions that younger generation is comfortable buying online

August 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There is a “convergence” of attitudes towards technology across all age groups and insurance providers need to question their assumptions about buying habits of different demographic groups, speakers suggested Tuesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Executive Forum. “We want to make sure

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Insurance Analytics Canada Summit speaker explains how brokerage caters to ‘need for speed demographic’

July 3, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There are “all sorts of insights” that an insurance brokerage can get from customer data, but that data needs to be trustworthy, the head of an online commercial insurance brokerage told attendees at a recent conference. “If you don’t have

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Rogers Insurance Ltd. obtains minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc.

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Rogers Insurance Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it will obtain a minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc. The partnership between Calgary-based Rogers Insurance and Victoria, B.C.-based Megson FitzPatrick became effective May 5, Rogers Insurance said in a press release

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St. John’s, Nfld.-based brokerage Cal LeGrow Insurance joins Canadian Broker Network

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s network of independent insurance brokers, the Canadian Broker Network (CBN), announced on Tuesday that Cal LeGrow Insurance Ltd., from St. John’s, Newfoundland, has joined the network. “We are thrilled to have Cal LeGrow join CBN,” Lorie Phair, managing director

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Mike Robinson named chairman of Canadian Broker Network

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mike Robinson, president and CEO of PBL Insurance Limited, has been named chairman of the Canadian Broker Network (CBN), a network of independent insurance brokers. Robinson takes the reins from Tim Miller, president of Capri Insurance Services, who as chairman,

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Leaps and Bounds

June 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Sam Natur, chief executive officer of online commercial brokerage Bullfrog Insurance Ltd., has been an early-adopter of technology for more than 30 years.