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Brokerage exonerated from negligence in impounded vehicle dispute

October 22, 2019 by Jason Contant

A British Columbia brokerage was not wrong to issue a disputed temporary permit that allowed another person to drive a client’s car, the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has ruled. The matter arose from a dispute between Andrew Lawrie and

News BrokersCommercial LinesInsurance

What’s next for broker-insurer connectivity?

October 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

Now that the D/X Initiative has broken ground with the completion of a first notice of loss (FNOL) transaction in real-time, what’s next for broker-insurer connectivity? “There’s a perception in the industry, I think, that when we talk about connectivity…

News BrokersInsuranceTechnology

How online policy administration could put brokers at risk

October 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

When clients want to make policy changes online, brokers have a vested interest in being in the loop, suggests a consultant who advises insurance companies. More customers these days are expecting their insurance providers to give them the same kind

News Claims

What’s changed about Millennials in the workplace?

October 17, 2019 by Adam Malik

Millennials aren’t necessarily job hoppers, but they don’t want to feel stuck. So if you want to keep your young, talented staff – and attract new ones – make sure you’re showing them how the insurance industry can offer stability

News BrokersCommercial LinesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

The rationale behind Applied’s acquisition of Policy Works

October 17, 2019 by Jason Contant

Providing brokers with a complete view of their business – both personal and commercial lines – was among the reasons Applied Systems decided to acquire Policy Works, Applied’s vice president of industry and partner relations said Wednesday. Steve Whitelaw spoke

News AnnouncementsCommercial LinesInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

Applied Systems acquires Policy Works

October 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems announced Tuesday it has acquired Policy Works, a major platform for commercial lines business in Canada. The acquisition will extend Applied’s position within the commercial lines market segment, driving greater connectivity and automation for commercial lines brokerages and

News BrokersInsuranceLegislation / Regulation

$6,000 fine over how brokerage held itself out to the public

October 11, 2019 by David Gambrill

A brokerage in Manitoba has been fined $6,000 after a complaint to the regulator that representatives of the brokerage’s sub-agency were holding themselves out to the public under a trade name for which they were not licensed to do business.

News BrokersEarnings / RatingsInsurance

You think the auto market is bad? Check out personal property…

October 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

The hard market is showing no signs of abating, with all provinces posting premium rate increases in personal lines in the latest quarter, according to Applied Systems’ most recent rating index. Personal property premiums increased on average by 13.6% compared

News BrokersInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

How many brokerages have been bought in the past week?

October 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

The trend in brokerage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remains strong with no sign of abating, as three large brokerages scooped up no less than eight firms in the past week. On Oct. 2, Hub International announced that it had acquired

News BrokersMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

The emerging risk that presents an opportunity for all commercial brokers

October 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokers can set themselves apart by starting a conversation with clients around a relatively new type of coverage: intellectual property (IP) insurance, a specialist insurer told Canadian Underwriter recently. CFC Underwriting said it is seeing more interest in this type

News Insurance

Are federal politicians and the P&C industry aligned on flood prevention?

October 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has “been very vocal” throughout the federal election campaign on the need for a national plan to reduce flood risk, Craig Stewart, the group’s vice president of government affairs told Canadian Underwriter in a recent

News BrokersInsurance

How to keep Amazon and Google from eating your lunch? Think retail….

October 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Rather than worrying about the insurance product you’re trying to sell, think about how you’re servicing customers instead. Mukul Ahuja, a partner at Deloitte Canada, discussed a recent study from the business advisory firm about the need to think about