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Mobile app resolves Aviva’s auto claims 20-40% faster in trial tests

March 5, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Aviva Canada auto policyholders whose vehicles get damaged in accidents can get their claims processed by taking pictures and uploading them to a mobile app, Aviva Canada announced recently. The app, AvivaExpress, was developed by Chicago-based Snapsheet and is available

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Does your claims app verify the car crash photos you’re getting?

December 8, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

A car crashes into a hydro pole. The driver takes pictures of the damage on a mobile device and sends the photos to the insurer through an app to start a claim. How does the insurer know the photos have

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Accidental damage insurance provider ‘forced to bypass insurers,’ plans 2018 Canada launch: Executive Forum speaker

August 31, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A firm once described by its co-founder as being “on the lunatic fringe” of the insurtech market plans to provide, in Canada, insurance covering consumer items for accidental damage, loss and theft starting next year. Trov Inc., which is currently

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Vancouver mobile app development company launches pilot program to protect Canadians from distracted driving

July 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

eBrake Technologies Inc., a mobile app development company founded in Vancouver in June 2016, announced on Wednesday a pilot program that will offer a smartphone app designed to prevent distracted driving. The pilot program will offer smartphone app eBrake to

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Intact Insurance launches my Driving Discount program in Alberta

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Good drivers in Alberta will now have access to an Intact Insurance driving discount program that allows them to save as much as 25% on their auto insurance premiums. The my Driving Discount program uses driving data collected by a

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42% of global CEOs have begun digital business transformation: Gartner

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 CEOs around the globe have begun the process of digital business transformation, according to a new study from Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Mark Raskino, vice president

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IBM and SecureKey Technologies to deliver blockchain-based network for Canadian consumers

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, an identity and authentication provider company, announced on Monday that they are joining forces to “enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network” based on IBM Blockchain. “The network will be designed to make it

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U.S.-based DrivSafe launches mobile telematics app in Canada

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

DrivSafe, a Boston, Mass.-based mobile telematics solutions company that specializes in telematics and analytics for the auto insurance industry, has announced the launch of its mobile app in Canada. The DrivSafe app helps auto insurance companies evaluate the driving habits

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The Co-operators launches mobile app for clients to access and manage insurance information

February 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guelph, Ont.-based The Co-operators announced on Thursday that it has launched a new mobile app providing clients with a “quick, easy and secure way” to access and manage their insurance information. With the free app, available through iTunes and Google

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New mobile app allows policyholders to self-serve auto, property insurance policies through their mobile devices

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

KTX Insurance Brokers Ltd. is looking to respond to consumer demand to interact online with the launch of a new mobile app that allows policyholders to access both advice from licensed brokers and self-serve their insurance policies online. Through the

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New mobile app issues verbal safety warnings to Edmonton drivers

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Edmonton has launched a new mobile app that warns drivers of school zones, speed limit changes and high collision locations. City of Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken said in a press release from the city on Monday that

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Capitalizing on Analytics

August 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor; and Jason Contant, Online Editor

Time will bring more and more data. But to truly understand and reap the benefits, information needs to be properly analyzed. First-movers are expected to realize the biggest advantage and chart their future paths.