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How to digitize your old-school brokerage

March 1, 2023 Alyssa DiSabatino

Digitizing a traditional insurance brokerage doesn’t have to break the bank, as many might believe, but the tech you pick — and how you roll it out — will make a difference to your costs. “It all depends on how

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Digitization is ‘much more than going paperless,’ panel says

September 30, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Going digital doesn’t simply mean going paperless — it’s about the end-to-end customer experience, panellists participating in a Canadian Underwriter webinar advised. “When we talk about going paperless, it’s much broader and more robust than simply not mailing out paper

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How carriers could save brokers from ‘drowning in friction’

February 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If your brokerage is bogged down dealing with the new ways your carrier partners are doing business, you aren’t alone. As insurance companies improve their products, introduce paperless initiatives, and upgrade from legacy systems, their broker partners often need to

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Three ways to improve document management

November 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers moving towards a paperless office should watch how much time their staff spend scanning documents. “There is a big difference between scanning for personal use and scanning for business,” said Steve Oblin, senior marketing manager for Fujitsu Canada Inc.’s

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Tech only one part of value proposition: broker association

December 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Technology advancements may seem like a competitive advantage in the broker channel, “but they have the potential to be a neutralizer” as well, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario cautioned Tuesday. Some brokers have already dabbled with technology by offering

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U.S. personal lines carriers investing in insurtech for early information on new ideas, competitive advantage: Novarica

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Personal lines carriers in the United States are using insurtech to focus on diverse research and development efforts, analytics, improved self-service capabilities (including mobile platforms) and core systems upgrades with an eye to the future, suggests a new report from

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CSIO introduces new eSignatures savings calculator

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced on Tuesday that it has released its new eSignatures Savings Calculator tool, which supports members in determining the return on investment (ROI) of adopting an eSignatures solution. The calculator estimates the