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December 3, 2018 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Is your brokerage looking to build a performance-based compensation plan? Chances are, you are not alone. In Canadian Underwriter’s 2018 National Broker Survey, more than 250 broker owners and principals shared their views on the effectiveness of four types of

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Canadian P&C consolidation will leave only “a few tables left”: broker

June 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Look for consolidation to continue within the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, senior industry executives predicted at a recent conference. Also, expect insurers to take on a greater role in distributing the products. Speaking about consolidation, Adam Mitchell, the

News InsuranceTechnology

Intact reports ‘world of difference’ with telematics

June 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Hard numbers showing the impact of telematics remain elusive, but Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer says the technology does separate the good risks from the bad. Telematics is a vehicle diagnosis technology that collects data such as distance travelled,

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The downside of being an insurtech trailblazer

June 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The spectre of a Netflix-esque disruption of the property and casualty insurance sector is producing mixed reaction among Canadian executives. The Canadian P&C sector “may be” disrupted in a manner similar to how Netflix disrupted the movie rental industry or

News InsuranceTechnology

One way of predicting whether a computer will take your job

June 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a general consensus that many insurance tasks traditionally performed by humans will soon be done by computers, software still lacks some key human attributes, speakers said Wednesday at an industry panel. “If you are good at following and memorizing

News Technology

Why this broker says ‘there is no such thing as insurtech’

February 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Although Canada has at least 50 companies that could be described as “insurtech,” the term itself is just a buzzword, speakers suggested Tuesday at the Insurance-canada.ca Technology Conference. “I think the biggest thing of insurtech is the buzzword that is

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Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers shares their experience using online chatbot at Insurance-Canada Broker Forum

March 3, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Learning is a life-long process and not just for humans – online chatbots can also continue to learn and become smarter, attendees to the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum (ICBF) heard on Wednesday. Amanda Ketelaars, operations manager with Whitby, Ont.-based Mitchell &

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Ontario brokers receive top honours at IBAO’s 96th annual convention

October 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has announced the “top performing brokers and brokerages” throughout the province at their recent annual Awards of Excellence gala. Held on the opening night of the 96th annual IBAO Convention at the Sheraton