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How one MGA keeps employees moving — virtually

September 15, 2021 Brooke Smith

You may not know the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine. But you’ve likely heard his now-famous phrase: “Sitting is the new smoking.” With many employees sitting in front of a computer in the comfort of their homes for the past

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What is needed as more P&C brokerages move into employee benefits

September 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

With more and more property and casualty insurance brokerages moving into the employee benefits (EB) space, there is a need to have an integrated technology solution, tech vendor Applied Systems said recently. “We know our P&C customers are moving further

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MGA’s program gives employees money to take time off

September 1, 2021 Brooke Smith

You’re burning out. According to a June survey from Canadian Underwriter, 54% of P&C employees reported feeling at least some stress and burnout working from home. Human resources experts often recommend that employees use their vacation entitlement to recharge, but

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How the pandemic has shifted employers’ priorities ‘overnight’

May 25, 2021 by Jason Contant

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a massive, “overnight” shift in employers’ appetite towards employee benefits plans, Hub International speakers said during a recent webinar. “There’s a fast movement towards wellness, virtual services, virtual health

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How many brokerages have been bought in the past week?

October 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

The trend in brokerage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remains strong with no sign of abating, as three large brokerages scooped up no less than eight firms in the past week. On Oct. 2, Hub International announced that it had acquired

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This brokerage is the latest to get into employee benefits

May 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

A family-owned brokerage in New Brunswick has become the latest brokerage to get into the employee benefits space. Personal and commercial lines brokerage Vienneau Insurance announced earlier this week that it has expanded its commercial insurance offering by acquiring the

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Sea Change

March 3, 2019 Brooke Smith

Commercial P&C brokerages have taken the plunge into the employee benefits space, strategically acquiring employee benefits firms. What’s in the water?

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Hub’s take on the merger between P&C and employment benefits

January 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

As it continues to expand its employee benefits solutions, Hub International is training its more than 4,000 employees in Canada to articulate that it is not just a property and casualty brokerage. “There’s still a training and development and learning

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Behind this brokerage’s plan to build a “best-in-class” employee benefits platform

May 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Hub International’s recent acquisition of a brokerage in Quebec is part of its plan to built a “best-in-class” employee benefits platform for Canada, a spokesperson for the Chicago-based global brokerage told Canadian Underwriter Monday. On May 7, Hub International acquired

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Consolidation of employee benefits firms among hot trends affecting P&C commercial lines

May 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

What are some of the hottest trends in Canadian P&C commercial lines right now? Insurtechs in the SME [small and medium sized enterprise] customer segment is a key driver in today’s commercial market, says Jim White, chief sales officer and executive vice president

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Continuing fast pace for insurance M&A in U.S., Canada: OPTIS

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Sellers seem to be enthusiastically responding as buyers continue the aggressive valuations of p&c and employee benefits agencies, with OPTIS Partners reporting Thursday there were 132 deals inked during 2017 Q3, bringing the year-to-date total to 457. Chicago-based OPTIS Partners’

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Cyber market ‘softer than ever,’ commercial property, general liability rates down in U.S. in Q2: CIAB

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Responses from brokers surveyed indicate commercial property insurance rates in the United States dropped an average of 3.6% during the three months ending June 30, with average premium pricing down 1.44% in cyber, in a market that is “softer than