Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
distribution

News InsuranceProductsTechnology

New data translator to put brokers on same level as directs

April 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems’ new “translation services” will provide broker data distribution as effectively as direct distribution and enable the broker channel to better compete, the software provider said Friday. Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of international operations with Applied, talked to

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMergers and Aqcuisitions

Why you’re not seeing as many carrier acquisitions as expected

January 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

The lack of “domestically sizeable targets” coming to market is one factor contributing to a less-than-expected number of acquisitions for Canadian carriers, an industry analyst says. And whenever a sizeable acquisition opportunity does arise, there is heated competition among multiple

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Insurtech triggering transformation in personal lines: SMA

October 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New research out of the United States assessing 600 start-ups identified as relevant for personal lines insurers indicates these new players may fail, but they are having a tangible impact on the p&c insurance industry and how it delivers services,

News InsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

The Co-operators announces acquisition of Assurance Auclair in Quebec

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Co-operators General Insurance Company is looking to further enhance its distribution system in Quebec with the acquisition of Assurance Auclair. The portfolio of the brokerage in Quebec City includes personal and commercial insurance policies, notes a statement Monday from

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

Brokers present ideas for innovative technologies at Aviva Canada’s BrokerTech Launchpad

June 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada announced on Wednesday that it has received its first presentation of ideas from its BrokerTech LaunchPad pilot program, “a program that gives insurance brokers the opportunity to present their ideas for technologies to disrupt, transform and lead the

News AssociationsInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Customer choice must be key consideration in next wave of insurTech: expert

May 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

An insurer’s safest bet for survival as insurTech enters its second wave is to make customer choice a true focal point, providing customers access to answers and services when and how they want, Matteo Carbone, founder and director of the

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Known, hidden risks in supply chains demand an overall strategy for evaluating and mitigating risk: QBE

April 26, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – The multitude and variety of risks are becoming more predictable, indicating multinational and domestic companies can benefit from taking a look at how global interdependence affects each link of their supply chain, says Jamie Luce, senior vice president,

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProductsTechnology

BlackBerry expanding channels of distribution via cyber security initiative with Allied World

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario-based BlackBerry Limited is growing its footprint in the insurance industry through a new initiative with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings in which the latter’s U.S. cyber policyholders will gain direct access to the former’s cyber security expertise through an

News AssociationsInsuranceTechnology

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

News InsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsuranceTechnology

Encouraging signs around insurance awareness on a global scale: Swiss Re’s Ojeisekhoba

April 5, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Much remains to be done to bolster awareness, availability and take-up of p&c insurance on a global scale, but there are encouraging signs in play that may be further advanced by use of technology, Moses Ojeisekhoba, chief executive officer, reinsurance

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

Analytics single greatest disruptor to Canadian insurance industry: survey

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Analytics is the single greatest disruptor to the Canadian insurance industry today, according to 65% of executives polled for a recent survey by Insurance Nexus, a division of FC Business Intelligence. Insurance Nexus reported on Tuesday that it recently surveyed

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

Speakers weigh in on contentious topic of insurers with “broker arm interrupters”

March 1, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

If an insurer can offer brokers more products, assistance and their brand is recognized by clients, “there is some value there,” Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance Group, suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum, held at the Allstream