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CSIO finalizes standard set of questions for underwriting this commercial line

November 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations’ (CSIO) commercial lines working group has finalized a standard set of questions required for underwriting small contractor new business submissions. “This is a significant step in implementing commercial lines data standards in the

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Looking for clarity on insurance regulations? Try this new hub…

May 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) will be launching a new access point this fall to help insurance providers understand licencing and regulatory regimes across Canada. The launch of the Fintech Advisory Hub was met with enthusiasm from the

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CSIO announces new board chair

April 3, 2019 by David Gambrill

Sean Christie has been elected chairman of the board at the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Christie is the chief information officer and vice president of information services at Gore Mutual Insurance Company. He has been a director

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Regulator reveals reason for electronic pink slips delay

August 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Police concerns about drivers’ mobile phone privacy rights are a major stumbling block in the introduction of electronic proof of insurance in various parts of the country, provincial financial and insurance regulators have told Canadian Underwriter. Canadian Underwriter recently contacted a

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Is the slow pace of regulatory change putting the industry at risk?

June 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry is at risk if regulators don’t recognize that consumer expectations are changing and allow consumers the choice of receiving their policy documents electronically, the president and chief executive officer of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations

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Industry close to consensus on insurer-broker connectivity

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry in Canada is getting close to consensus on connectivity between insurance brokers and carriers, an Applied Systems executive said Tuesday at the company’s Executive Symposium in downtown Toronto. “I truly believe that we are fairly close to

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‘Word on the street’ about Ontario auto electronic pink slips

April 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Only one province in Canada officially accepts electronic proof of auto insurance right now, but industry scuttlebutt suggests police are already accepting them in some quarters, and Ontario will soon be in line to accept the electronic slips. “Word on

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Former IBAS president Wasylenko acclaimed to CSIO board

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sheldon Wasylenko is among the brokers acclaimed Tuesday to the board of directors of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Wasylenko previously served as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan. He also serves on the board

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Which insurance carriers are no longer using Z-codes to denote coverage

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

More than a dozen Canadian property and casualty insurers are using standardized codes to denote coverages, endorsements and discounts in broker’s databases. Thirteen insurer members of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations ‘are now 100% standards-compliant,” meaning they are

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Some broker BMS providers offering connectivity to CSIO’s eSlips solution

March 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

In a sign of cooperation within Canada’s competitive P&C industry, some broker management system (BMS) providers are using APIs supplied by the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) to make eDelivery available to Canadian brokers using a variety of

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Applied Systems partners with CSIO on electronic policy documents solution

March 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Broker management system (BMS) provider Applied Systems announced Monday that it has expanded its partnership with the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) to integrate CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution with Applied Epic and Applied TAM in

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Electronic proof of insurance now available, even if regulations aren’t

February 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has launched its My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution, enabling CSIO members to send consumers digital policy documents (including proof of auto insurance, or ‘eSlips’) for personal and commercial lines. The announcement