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Numbers show gender gap among broker principals

January 17, 2018 by David Gambrill

Membership numbers for the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) show significantly more men than women are broker principals in Ontario, although the association sees reasons for optimism that the gap is starting to shrink. Numbers released in the IBAO’s

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2 key concerns for brokers in 2018

January 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Merger activity and technology are two major issues facing brokers looking forward into 2018, says the new Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) president Brian Purcell. Purcell talked to Canadian Underwriter shortly after beginning his new role as IBAO president

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Proposed law would make broker discipline hearings public

November 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A rule requiring disciplinary hearings of Ontario brokers be open to the public is currently included in the province’s budget implementation bill, which has yet to be passed. The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday it

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What’s the hourly wage of an insurance professional?

November 25, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Ontario’s recent minimum wage hike up to $15 per hour ruffled a few feathers within the business community, but the new legislation didn’t raise much of a fuss within the property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector. “On this particular issue,

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Brokers answer call to discuss industry’s ‘administration problem’

November 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Responding to an insurer’s call for carriers and brokers to find tech solutions to help solve the industry’s “administration problem,” brokers have responded by welcoming such a dialogue, citing several initiatives already dedicated to the task. RSA Canada president and

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Ontario broker association suspends partnership with Aviva Canada

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced on Monday that it is formally suspending its sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada “for the foreseeable future.” IBAO CEO Colin Simpson argued in a media release that “Aviva continues to leverage the

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Getting younger people into broker channel as a career remains challenging: incoming IBAO president

September 6, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Getting younger people to choose the broker channel as a career remains a challenge, the incoming president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) told Canadian Underwriter in a recent interview. “In the high schools is where it really

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BIP Talk aims to let brokers ‘better understand’ underlying problems with Ontario auto insurance: Forgeron

August 25, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

More than four months after the release of David Marshall’s report on auto insurance, Insurance Bureau of Canada’s president and chief executive officer is hoping Ontario’s brokers will “add their voice” to calls from the industry to “fundamentally overhaul” auto

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IBAO & Intact partner to deliver information to customers electronically

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) and Intact Insurance Company announced on Friday that they have created a working group to explore ways for brokers to integrate Intact’s new online Client Centre with their existing systems. This newly-formed group

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Multiple access points for single customer to obtain electronic communications could be detrimental to Ontario consumer: IBAO

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Creating multiple access points for a single consumer to obtain electronic communications, including e-documents, could be detrimental to the Ontario consumer, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) argued in a position paper released on Thursday. IBAO released the paper,

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Aviva Canada partners with Tennis Canada for home and auto insurance program

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada Inc. announced on Monday that it launching a new “tennis-focused brand experience for home and auto insurance through an extended partnership” with Tennis Canada. The Tennis Canada Home and Auto insurance program for both fans and players alike

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New Brunswick brokers’ association suspends sponsorship partnership with Aviva

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The board of directors of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Brunswick has “voted to suspend a longstanding sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada,” IBANB said in a release sent Wednesday. On Jan. 18, Aviva announced it is offering “team branded”