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Wawanesa brings U.S. learnings to Canadian brokers

October 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Brokers can learn a valuable lesson from Wawanesa’s $9.5-million investment in an online platform to provide direct-to-consumer quotes for rental insurance, the company’s president of Canadian P&C operations told brokers attending the 2018 IBAO Conference last week. Don’t try replicating

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Online sales without broker intervention: Where Wawanesa stands

August 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Now that Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company will soon be selling exclusively through brokers in Quebec, what does it think about online sales without the intervention of a broker? “I’m not a big fan of quote and buy online, because I

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Why Wawanesa doubled down on the broker channel

August 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s recent decision to sell exclusively through independent brokers in Quebec was prompted in part by Bill 141, which requires brokerages to have at least three distribution agreements in place for personal lines with insurers that are

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Wawanesa to discontinue direct channel, sell exclusively through brokers in Quebec

August 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company announced Wednesday that that it will sell its insurance products exclusively through independent Quebec insurance brokers, discontinuing direct sales to customers in the province. With this move, Wawanesa will be selling solely through brokers in all

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Claims adjuster fined $4,000 for failing to properly inform insured about coverage

July 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

A Quebec claims adjuster has been fined $4,000 for failing to inform an insured about an insurance carrier’s rights under the insurance policy, and for not promptly responding to emails from the insurer. Philippe Morin was charged with two counts

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Your clients may be aware of voice-activated tech, but are they buying it?

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadians’ awareness of voice-controlled, connected home devices such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is growing, but consumer interest in acquiring such a device is not keeping pace, a new study shows. Canada’s Internet Factbook 2018, released on June 20

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Judges divided on how claimants prove involvement of unknown vehicles

May 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Court of Appeal of Alberta has ruled that motorists who claim to be hit by unidentified vehicles must prove that there was “physical contact,” and produce some kind of corroborating evidence of the involvement of an unknown vehicle. The

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BMS integration key priority for Wawanesa’s new Canadian P&C president

April 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Broker management system (BMS) integration with the back-end systems of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is a top priority for the company’s new president of Canadian P&C operations. Carol Jardine told Canadian Underwriter that a lot of the groundwork has been

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Carol Jardine appointed president of Wawanesa’s Canadian P&C operation

April 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Carol Jardine has been appointed president of Winnipeg-based Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s Canadian property and casualty (P&C) operation. Wawanesa CEO Jeff Goy made the announcement Thursday. Before her appointment, Jardine was senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a position

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Is storm-ravaged Alberta insurable?

February 4, 2018 by David Gambrill

Alberta has experienced a disproportionate share of the extreme weather catastrophes in Canada over the past decade, causing insurers to question whether the province is a viable place to do business. The question was raised Friday at the C4 conference

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‘Lots of people don’t like telematics,’ insurer reports

December 14, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Opportunities for “broker-driven” usage-based auto insurance are likely to be down the road, but brokers are telling a large Canadian mutual that their insurance customers don’t want their insurers monitoring how they use their vehicles. “Our brokers are advising us

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Four markets for Airbnb coverage

November 20, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

With Vancouver City Council voting to approve new regulations for short-term rentals, including Airbnb, and Toronto considering the move, the question remains: who is insuring these rentals? Stefan Tirschler, product and underwriting manager at Vancouver-based Square One Insurance Services, told