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Working from home? Make sure you take your lunch break

January 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

Leaders in the Canadian property and casualty insurance space need to create the “psychological safety” for employees to take time for lunch, including ensuring that workers don’t get penalized or are viewed as less productive for doing so. That was

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Four steps insurers must take for increased productivity

August 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

In today’s digital and rapidly changing market environment, insurers must take a more aggressive and structural approach to productivity to make significant progress, said a new report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. “Historically, pulling a clear-cut set of

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Willis Re supports B3i blockchain insurance industry initiative

October 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Re is supporting the B3i initiative – the global blockchain effort launched last fall – by becoming a member and taking part in its prototype market testing phase. The announcement follows the successful launch of a working market testing

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Looking at the big picture crucial for claims industry: speaker at CICMA/CIAA conference

January 31, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the claims world can be “very insular,” there are efforts underway to understand how the industry fits into the “greater whole,” Joe Fidilio, vice president of financial lines claims with AIG Canada, said during a recent industry event. Speaking

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Firewall efficacy improved with use of firewall management tools: study

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Use of firewall management tools has resulted in fewer breaches, increased productivity and the ability to respond to a breach in less than an hour, suggests a commissioned report released last week by U.S.-based FireMon. Automate Zero Trust Policy and