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Making changes? Here’s a recipe to do it successfully

March 11, 2020 by Adam Malik

Communication will make or break your brokerage’s new product offering or system implementation, which is why it has to be targeted, continuous and truthful, one expert advised at a recent conference. Principals may think they have this great new system

News BrokersEmploymentInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProducts

Why Hub bought Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice

March 11, 2020 by Jason Contant

Hub International’s recent acquisition of Morneau Shepell’s benefits consulting practice will allow the global brokerage to better serve the needs of both large employers and mid-market customers, the brokerage told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. “[Morneau Shepell’s] focus on large and jumbo

News BrokersInsurance

Is Alberta next for no-fault insurance?

March 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Alberta will move to a no-fault system for auto physical damage if the province’s brokers have their way. That’s just one of 20 legislative and regulatory changes the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) has recommended to Alberta’s Auto Advisory

News BrokersInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsReinsurance

On why Aon-Willis Towers Watson’s deal was predictable

March 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

One industry professional with a reinsurance background is really not surprised by the announcement yesterday by Aon plc that it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for $30 billion in stock. “I think the writing has been on the wall

Feature Technology

Hitting the Target

March 9, 2020 Robyn Croll, VP, Goose Digital

How data, strategy and technology can help you drive growth from your existing cutomer base during a hard market

News BrokersCommercial LinesInsurance

Aon plc to buy Willis Towers Watson

March 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Global brokerage Aon plc announced Monday it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for reportedly nearly $30 billion in an all-stock transaction. “This combination will create a more innovative platform capable of delivering better outcomes for all stakeholders, including clients, colleagues, partners

News BrokersInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

How M&A is tracking so far this year in the Canadian insurance space

March 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

After a bit of a lull in M&A announcements in the Canadian property and casualty space since the beginning of the year, it looks like the market for P&C brokerages and employee benefits solutions remains strong. Deals seem to be

News Insurance

How the taxi industry plans to deal with a lack of insurance coverage

March 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

There is a movement afoot to set-up a mutual insurer or something similar, by which Ontario taxi operators can self-insure the commercial auto insurance they need. “We are going to take a new approach, which is self-insuring,” Yellow London Taxi

News BrokersInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

Selling your brokerage? What your potential buyers are looking for

March 4, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers who can best balance online distribution with personal advice will reap the benefits in the current merger and acquisition (M&A) environment, a brokerage M&A expert noted recently. “In Canada, brokers have generally been successful in defending against pure direct

News BrokersInsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Broker banned for committing insurance fraud

March 4, 2020 by David Gambrill

A B.C. broker has been banned from holding a licence for five years and fined $5,000 for committing insurance fraud. The province’s broker regulator, the Insurance Council of B.C., found that Martin Hroch submitted 74 false insurance claims for physiotherapy

News BrokersCommercial LinesInsuranceLegalMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

How to negotiate the nuanced world of email fraud coverage

March 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Your commercial client may think they are covered for all types of business email compromise (BEC) fraud automatically, but policy triggers are often nuanced, a speaker said recently at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto. “The biggest misconception of our

News BrokersClaimsInsurance

Quebec broker offers his take on one major advantage of the province’s auto insurance model

March 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

While Quebec’s auto insurance model offers low bodily injury compensation amounts, it also limits the amount of fraud in the system, a Quebec broker told Canadian Underwriter Monday. In Quebec, the government’s Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) pays