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Uber-style platform for expediting appraisals now in Canada

April 16, 2019 by David Gambrill

An Uber-style platform to expedite home and auto claims appraisals has made its way into Canada. Offered by WeGoLook, the online and mobile sharing-economy platform provides personalized, onsite data capture for inspections and low-complexity services across the United States. Now

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Making peace with insurtechs

February 1, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Once hyped as a potential dogfight, the anticipated competition between the insurance industry
and insurtechs has turned out to be a
cozy affair. How did that happen?

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What buyers look for in a brokerage

January 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Information technology is one driving force behind mergers and acquisitions involving property and casualty insurance brokerages. Acquiring new products, talent and technology are among the reasons behind M&A activity in P&C insurance, said Georges Pigeon, a Montreal-based partner with KPMG’s

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How future technology will help brokers, not replace them

November 27, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a future characterized by “the trillion-sensor economy,” data will become the foundation of broker innovation, an insurtech innovator said Monday at the 2018 Top Broker Summit, hosted by Canadian Underwriter in Toronto. To prepare, brokers need to build strategies

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Steering change

May 17, 2018 Kris Hackney, Executive Vice President, Customer Experience, Applied Systems

Leading innovation in your brokerage? Here are 6 steps for successfully directing change in your organization without making waves.

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Data Tuneup

May 11, 2018 Brenda Rose, Vice President, Partner, Firstbrook Cassie & Anderson Ltd.

Data maintenance will help keep your business running at top speed and efficiency

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Former IBAS president Wasylenko acclaimed to CSIO board

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sheldon Wasylenko is among the brokers acclaimed Tuesday to the board of directors of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Wasylenko previously served as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan. He also serves on the board

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How Tech Will Change What You Do

March 11, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Improved data technologies will soon transform the insurance model, changing you from an insurance professional who underwrites and sells policies into a holistic risk advisor.

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Tipping point

March 7, 2018 Rick Orr Owner, Account Executive Orr Insurance Brokers Inc.

APIs liberate the broker channel from the inefficiencies caused by individual market solutions for data exchange.

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2018 Outlook: Denis Dubois, President, COO, Desjardins General Insurance Group

December 29, 2017 Denis Dubois

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry will continue to evolve rapidly in 2018 in response to accelerating technology, changing customer expectations and climate change. Technology is a double-edged sword for insurers. Vehicles are safer than ever thanks to multiple sensors

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2018 Outlook: Nick Creatura, President, CEO, CNA Canada

December 29, 2017 Nick Creatura

The rapidly evolving environment of recent years has laid bare the need for insurers to focus attention on three core issues — talent, technology, and brand experience — to ensure relevance and success in the face of strong and emerging

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2018 Outlook: Jean-Francois Blais, President, Intact Insurance

December 29, 2017 Jean-Francois Blais

*Editor’s Note:  Jean-Francois Blais retires as Intact President effective Jan. 1, 2018. His contribution to our 2018 CEO Outlook pre-dated his retirement announcement. The insurance industry is facing potential disruption. Insurers are tackling several longer-term trends including the sharing economy,