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How this insurer is using an online game format to reduce teen driver collisions

October 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is using an online game format in an attempt to help reduce collisions among teen drivers. The MPI-developed Driver Z online platform and curriculum is organized on a map that spans six zones. By completing elessons,

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Online insurance is no safe haven from fraudsters

September 27, 2019 by Jason Contant

Online transactions in insurance have been identified as nearly twice as risky as other industries, new research has found. Iovation, a U.S.-based fraud detection company, said Tuesday that among the 10-billion global online transactions it screened between September 2018 and

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How to convert the online leads you just purchased

August 30, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you want to pursue online leads for home and auto insurance, be prepared to adopt a business model that emphasizes speed and playing the percentages, an executive with an online comparison website says. What your sales team needs to

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Why this award-winning brokerage doesn’t use an online quoting platform

August 27, 2019 by Jason Contant

In today’s day and age, a brokerage definitely needs an online quoting platform to stay ahead of the pack, right? Not according to Whitby, Ont.-based Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers. The brokerage ran an online auto insurance quoting engine for

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Why buying direct online is not for everyone

August 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

In this day and age, the way best way to buy insurance is the same way you select a movie to watch on Netflix, right? Elmira, Ont.-based broker Tim Waters doesn’t seem to think so. “This isn’t a product that

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Why your brokerage needs an online presence

January 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokerages looking to scale their expertise should focus their efforts online, says the CEO of a Vancouver-based company that helps brokers with automation solutions. “Externally, the new standard of engagement is online,” Jeff McCann, CEO of Digital MGA Marketplace Ltd.,

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How much buyers are willing to pay for online books of business

September 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Buyers are pricing in potential future market disruption, such as online distribution, when buying a broker’s books of business, a P&C transaction advisor told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Mike Berris, partner and practice group leader with Vancouver-based Smythe Advisory said he

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Re-imagine your brokerage office (think retail)

April 5, 2018 by David Gambrill

Brokers need to reinvent how they provide face-to-face advice to their clients, changing their physical office model to reflect a more modern approach inspired by a quick and easy online experience. “Brokers need to start thinking about it in terms

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Endeavour launches cyber facility, cyber protection becoming key to risk management

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Endeavour Insurance Services is looking to facilitate easier management of risks in the small-medium enterprise (SME) cyber space – while also supporting MGAs, brokers and clients in the U.S. and Canada – with the launch of a new technology and

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Fully online aha insurance launches auto insurance for Ontario market, home insurance “coming soon”

September 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Waterloo, Ont.-based Ignite Insurance and Ignite Holdings announced on Monday that aha insurance – the online auto and home insurance service – “is available today for the auto insurance market and, coming soon, the home insurance market in Ontario.” aha

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Collaboration leads to milestone achievement to define data exchange standards between companies, brokers

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The long-standing objective of standardized real-time data exchange between insurance brokers and companies has taken a big step forward with Tuesday’s announcement that initial testing of the process has been successfully completed. A team of players in Canada’s p&c insurance

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Platform provider revenues for sharing economy forecast to double in 2022: Juniper Research

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The move by established sectors to press their first-mover advantage looks poised to push growth in the sharing economy much higher over the next five years, reaching US$40.2 billion in 2022, notes a new research report released Monday by U.K.-based