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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

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IBAO & Intact partner to deliver information to customers electronically

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) and Intact Insurance Company announced on Friday that they have created a working group to explore ways for brokers to integrate Intact’s new online Client Centre with their existing systems. This newly-formed group

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Customer choice must be key consideration in next wave of insurTech: expert

May 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

An insurer’s safest bet for survival as insurTech enters its second wave is to make customer choice a true focal point, providing customers access to answers and services when and how they want, Matteo Carbone, founder and director of the

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ICBC enhances online driver licensing and claims services for customers

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Checking wait times at driver licensing offices or the status of a claim from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) can now be done online thanks to new service enhancements. ICBC said in a press release on Wednesday that

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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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Belairdirect launches simplified home insurance quote tool

December 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Online insurance company belairdirect has launched a new home insurance “quick quote” tool aimed at reducing the amount of time customers typically spend obtaining such a quote. Belairdirect said in a press release on Thursday that tool, “accessible through any

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Belairdirect now offering home and auto insurance in British Columbia

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Online insurance company belairdirect announced on Thursday that it is now offering home and auto insurance services in British Columbia. “This is a very exciting day for belairdirect, our employees and our customers,” said Henry Blumenthal, vice president of sales

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Esurance introduces homeowners insurance in Alberta

October 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Esurance, the online direct-to-consumer insurance company, announced on Thursday that it is now offering homeowners insurance in Alberta. The Esurance homeowners policy offers Albertans comprehensive protection as well as water backup and additional living expense coverage to safeguard their homes,

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RIMS CRMP exam now available online

September 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Inc. announced Friday that members interested in attaining the Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) designation will soon be able to take the exam online. “Eligible practitioners will be able to take the online exam

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Surex Direct launches simplified quote process for tenant’s, condo insurance

August 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Surex Direct has announced the availability of a new tenant’s and condo insurance quote process designed to make things faster and more simple for users. The customer-facing quote process allows users to know “exactly what their best policy price is

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Economical Insurance activates multi-channel distribution with launch of direct channel

May 9, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Economical Insurance’s new direct channel – part of an updated corporate strategy to position the company as among the top property and casualty insurers in the country – went live Monday morning. Economical Insurance has activated multi-channel distribution with the


The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter magazine’s April 2016 issue

April 19, 2016 Canadian Underwriter magazine

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story – ‘Channel Surfing’  The look of property and casualty insurance in Canada, as elsewhere, is undergoing a makeover. Once-defined channels are being transformed. To some customers, where they get insurance is not as important as