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Canadian P&C industry to celebrate National Education Month in February

February 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s property & casualty industry will celebrate National Education Month in February, showcasing the education and professional development of insurance professionals across the country. The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has expanded its annual National Education Week to a month

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Rule-making authority essential for Ontario’s new FSRA: Cooke

January 20, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Equipping Ontario’s new Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) with rule-making authority is critically important to ensuring its effectiveness as an independent, flexible and consumer-focused regulator of financial services and pensions, argues George Cooke, chair of the Board of Directors of

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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Thinking outside the box key to keeping p&c industry relevant, responsive: Cook

January 12, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Those in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must think outside the box and understand the importance of coupling new products with new delivery methods to meet ever-increasing and ever-changing customer expectations, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.,

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Canada becoming less attractive option for investors: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Anticipated less-than-stellar financial results for Canada’s property and casualty industry in 2016 will likely contribute to the market becoming less attractive to investors and absent significant improvement, it is unlikely the current level of capital will remain in the country,

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Staying the same not a sustainable approach to attracting young professionals to insurance

November 23, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The traditional insurance world must change with the times – reflecting shifting demographics and fostering diversity – if it is to build on the progress made with regard to attracting more young professionals to the field. “The traditional (insurance) world

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Insurance Institute of Canada presents awards to Silvy Wright and Ted Teterenko

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has awarded Silvy Wright, president and CEO of Northbridge Financial Corporation, an Honorary Chartered Insurance Professional (HCIP) designation and presented IIC volunteer Ted Teterenko with an Award of Merit. In awarding Wright (pictured right)

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The Insurance Institute of Canada elects Intact Insurance president Jean-François Blais as chair of board of governors

November 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has elected Jean-François Blais, president of Intact Insurance, as chair of its board of governors. The IIC elected Blais at its 63rd annual general meeting on Oct. 25 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the institute said

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Learning Curve

October 4, 2016 Peter Hohman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Institute of Canada

Brokers responding to a recent survey suggest that they want more education on emerging insurance products, including those associated with residential overland flood, cyber risks and the sharing economy.

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Insurance Institute of Canada launches new catalogue of online courses called CE OnDemand

September 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) announced on Thursday that it has launched CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online courses based on a survey of brokers’ continuing education needs. The IIC said in a press release that CE OnDemand

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Insurance industry ‘has to be ready’ for automated vehicles: Insurance Institute speaker

May 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rollout of fully autonomous vehicles for consumers “is quite a bit further off than we might expect,” and experts need to educate consumers about the limitations of the technology, but insurance providers should get ready over the next five

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Reduced auto insurance accident benefits could influence balance between attendant care, treatment: lawyer

May 12, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The reduced accident benefits under Ontario’s auto reforms may prove a shock to drivers with non-catastrophic injuries, but perhaps should also elicit concern over the potential for treatment to come second to attendant care, suggests Daniel Strigberger, a lawyer with