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P&C leaders fire back against no-fault portrayal

July 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

Broker and insurer leaders in Alberta are speaking out against those who would paint the insurance industry as nefarious actors looking to line their pockets at the expense of auto policyholders. In particular, they dispute what they feel are negative

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The impact of dire unemployment on P&C

April 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

George Hodgson was blunt in his observation of what would happen if fears of a 25% unemployment rate come true in his province. “It’ll be horrendous,” the CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta told Canadian Underwriter of the

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How new rules will make being a broker in Alberta easier

October 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Cross another item off the wish list for the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta. A pair of professional insurance designations are now approved as licencing equivalencies in the province – the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and the Canadian Accredited Insurance

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Digital pink cards get green light in third province

August 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

A third Canadian province has been given the go-ahead for electronic proof of insurance for drivers. The Alberta government gave the OK for drivers to show their pink cards in a digital format through their smartphone this week, following the

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Alberta’s new government: What next for the auto rate cap?

April 22, 2019 by David Gambrill

As the newly-elected United Conservative Party (UCP) prepares to take power in Alberta, it remains an open question what the victory will mean for the province’s auto insurance companies and brokers. In his electoral victory speech, UCP Leader Jason Kenney

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When social media makes sense for insurance correspondence

April 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Facebook, Twitter and similar web services can suck up a lot of a worker’s time, but insurance brokers should figure out how to use social media to support the business. “There is nothing supremely special about social media,” said Kat

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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