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What FSRA’s changes to auto termination notices mean for insurers

January 18, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has changed its approved auto policy forms to align with the government’s amendments to the Insurance Act, in what is widely being considered a welcomed change by the industry.   Most notably, this change includes the

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Customers increasingly receptive to digital documents

October 29, 2021 Philip Porado

It’s not due entirely to the pandemic but brokerage customers are more open to digital documents and focused on convenience, said panellists during an Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) virtual convention session. And whether those documents are delivered by

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Insurer remains committed to specialty auto market

October 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place non-standard auto coverage for your client, rest assured that one insurer remains committed to that marketplace. “Through Echelon, we are absolutely committed to being in that, I’ll use the word specialty market. I don’t like

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How important is brokerage size when it comes to broker compensation?

October 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

When it comes to working with brokerages, embracing the future is more important than size, said Carol Jardine, president of Wawanesa Insurance’s Canadian P&C operations. “A broker who’s embracing the future today might not be that large, but if they

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IBAO reacts to possibility of credit unions selling insurance

November 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s broker association is keeping a close eye on a provincial government proposal to relax restrictions on credit unions selling insurance in branches. “We believe there is a public consultation that is going to take place in 2021, so we

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How Trudeau’s wage subsidy package will affect brokers and their clients

March 31, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers will likely see their incomes “relatively stable” during the COVID-19 crisis, at least for the time being, said the head of Ontario’s brokers association. “Generally, I think brokerages – if they have a spread of clients, which most of

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How IBAO wants brokers to treat pandemic business interruption losses

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the widespread impact of pandemic-induced business income losses, the property and casualty industry is looking for a good way of dealing with a high volume of potential business interruption notices of loss. “The IBAO is asking business clients not

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3rd Top Story of 2020: Why it matters that insurance is declared to be an “essential service”

March 24, 2020 by Adam Malik

The insurance industry will continue to operate as an essential service after Quebec and Ontario issued orders for many companies to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And that’s a relief for consumers, brokers and insurers, say industry

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Big Moves – A different class of leadership

December 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Once a student at the head of his broker class, Joseph Carnevale will become president of IBAO in 2020

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Why brokers should ‘shoot the breeze’ with clients

September 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

While brokers communicate with clients for a variety of reasons, such as renewals and claims, “shooting the breeze” can be just as beneficial for the business, suggests a speaker scheduled to address next month’s Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario annual

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Will consumers soon be able to access policy documents electronically?

September 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

How close is the industry to consistently allowing consumers to access insurance documents electronically, such as by email? “It’s a bit of a hodge podge out there at the moment,” Colin Simpson, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

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Why IBAO decided to move CAIB exams online

August 16, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is anticipating “significant” time and cost savings as the exams for the Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) program move to a “fully digital experience” in the province by December. “We’ll no longer be