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How Alberta brokers are faring with hail claims

June 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers with clients in northeast Calgary are getting overwhelmed with claims from the June 13 storm, a board member of the province’s association says. “You can just hear the exasperation in their voice when you talk to them, and the

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COVID-19: What this association wants its members to do during this time

March 19, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta is calling on its members to take necessary precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including closing offices. The group is also temporarily shuttering its offices but will try to ensure members can still get their

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What a ‘made-in-Alberta’ no-fault auto insurance regime would look like

March 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Moving to a no-fault system would help alleviate the pressures being put auto insurance costs in Alberta, and would be a unique model in the Canadian market, according to the head of the province’s brokers. “We feel this will kick

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Broker conferences shelved due to virus concerns – are more to follow?

March 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) and the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) are the latest organizations to hold back an event, as threats from COVID-19 are forcing industry organizers to rethink, postpone, or outright cancel events. In

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Which province will allow digital pink cards next?

August 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

If George Hodgson’s crystal ball is working as well as he hopes, it may not be too long until Alberta drivers will be able to use digital insurance pink cards. The chief executive officer of the Insurance Brokers Association of

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Alberta auto cap leading to broker-carrier contract cancellations

January 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Alberta’s ceiling on auto rate increases is causing some brokers to lose their contracts with carriers. In Alberta, as a general rule carriers may not hike rates by more than 5% across their book of business. “It has resulted in

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How brokerages should handle employees’ use of social media

June 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Negative public reaction to some high-profile Twitter and Instagram posts raises the question of whether insurance brokerage owners should monitor the personal social media accounts of their workers. “We don’t police our staff’s Facebook pages,” reports Calgary brokerage owner Robyn

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Time to fine-tune residential flood cover, consider high-risk areas: Enders

September 29, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Flood-related cover for residential policyholders is far advanced from what it was when the devastating floods hit southern Alberta in 2013, but it is now time to refine those offerings and address outstanding issues, says Gord Enders, president of Direct-Line

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Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta Annual Convention, May 7-10, 2017

May 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Banff is always a great place to be, but none more so than when the Annual Convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta is in town. Held May 7-10 at the Banff Springs hotel, the conference brought together more

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More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

April 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations held its annual general meeting Thursday, acclaiming the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario as a new board member and announcing the use of its eDocs standard was up about 45%

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Healthy Brokerages

April 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Volunteering with industry associations is “about the health of the industry,” says Robyn Young, president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta.