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Continuity during COVID: Executive of national broker association stands pat

October 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe, vice president of commercial lines for Wedgwood Insurance, is staying on for another year as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. IBAC held its annual general meeting Sept. 23. IBAC announced Monday that its 2019-20 executive

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We need to talk…

October 4, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Based on recent consumer research and brokers surveys, Canadian Underwriter has identified three crucial topics of conversation to help brokers forge stronger bonds with their clients

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Trusted advisors take centre stage

July 1, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Canadian Underwriter recently surveyed 653 home and auto insurance customers, as well as 159 commercial insurance policyholders, all of whom buy their insurance through the broker channel. We asked them to tell us what they thought about the service they were receiving from their brokers. Here is what they told us…

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How COVID will impact the AGM of Canada’s national broker association

June 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC)’s annual general meeting, originally scheduled this September in New Brunswick, will not be conducted in person. “We all know that we are in the throes of a global pandemic that hasn’t been experienced

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The thinking behind IBAC’s ‘light-hearted’ flood and earthquake education campaign

February 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

While the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is encouraging homeowners to contact brokers about earthquake and overland flood risk, it is not aiming to shock or scare the living daylights out of consumers. “We consciously chose not to use

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Next round of reusable data services aims to solve this problem

November 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

When a corporate client’s policy is up for renewal, it can take a lot of time and effort to get a claims run request, a Toronto commercial broker suggests. The commercial claims run is a report, on a client, showing

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Preventing distracted driving is a top priority for brokers

October 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers are focused on preventing distracted driving, which is near the top of the agenda for the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC). Kent Rowe, IBAC’s new president, told Canadian Underwriter that distracted driving is part of a nascent federal

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New president at Insurance Brokers Association of Canada

September 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe is now the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. Rowe, a former president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland, was inducted into his new role after IBAC’s annual general meeting Thursday. By day, Rowe works

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The next steps to making IBAC Data Exchange a reality

August 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers who spend too much time typing information into two different computer systems are getting help from the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, and IBAC is looking for help on some new working groups. IBAC aims to have some working

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Out of Pocket

January 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers could pay more under proposal to tax income sprinkling and passive investments

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Frustrated brokers ready to drop carriers over flood confusion

November 24, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Swirling in the eddies of confusion about overland coverage, frustrated Canadian brokers are threatening to drop carriers and are worried about errors and omission (E&O) claims related to overland flood insurance. Canada-wide, there is a “host of wordings out there”

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A Solid Foundation

October 2, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Scott Treasure, incoming president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, understands that staying committed to core principles offers a strong foundation for moving forward.