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Three ways to improve document management

November 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers moving towards a paperless office should watch how much time their staff spend scanning documents. “There is a big difference between scanning for personal use and scanning for business,” said Steve Oblin, senior marketing manager for Fujitsu Canada Inc.’s

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Hub acquires two western-Canadian brokerages

November 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced this week it has acquired the assets of two western-Canadian brokerages. Hub acquired on Wednesday the assets of Tri-Line Agencies Inc., a full-service, independent brokerage headquartered in Rose Valley, Sask. Tri-Line Agencies offers personal

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What brokers should know about Emergency Preparedness [podcast]

November 9, 2018 Canadian Underwriter

When entrepreneurs and executives lie awake at night worrying about their businesses, they’re usually concerned with competitive threats. There’s always someone out there planning to disrupt their industry, court their customers or poach their employees. They should be worried. But

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JLT shareholders approve merger with Marsh & McLennan

November 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A US$6-billion deal that could form the world’s largest commercial brokerage is one step closer to reality. Britain’s Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced Wednesday that 99.9% of its shareholders voted in favour of having JLT acquired by Marsh &

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The ‘big area of inefficiency’ for brokers

November 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The holy grail for brokers, of having their computers talk directly to carriers’ computers, is “going to happen,” an InsurTechTO speaker suggested Wednesday. “The big area of inefficiency is still duplicate entry,” Michael Loeters, senior vice president of commercial insurance

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Condo deductibles need to be clearer: provincial regulator

November 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Proposed regulations on deductibles for condominium insurance in Quebec need to be clear, affordable and consider the number of units in the building, the province’s self-regulatory body for brokers, agents and claims adjusters said Monday. “The government is saying, ‘Well,

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Navacord continues to expand its construction practice with latest partnership

November 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Effective Nov. 1, commercial brokerage Navacord Corp. continued to expand its construction practice with the addition of Westmount Guarantee Services Inc. as a broker partner. Founded in 2011, Markham, Ont.-based Westmount Guarantee provides Tarion bonds (developers’ surety), condominium deposit insurance

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Top 10 Under 40, 2018: Andrew Coburn, Coburn Insurance

November 5, 2018 Brooke Smith

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine (recently acquired by CU) answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. Meet the other winners here, and don’t forget to pick

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Top 10 Under 40, 2018: Jocelyn Prentice, BFL

November 3, 2018 Brooke Smith

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine (recently acquired by CU) answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. Meet the other winners here, and don’t forget to pick

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Top 10 Under 40, 2018: Jonathan Langlois, Vézina Assurances

November 2, 2018 Danielle Kubes

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine (recently acquired by CU) answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. Meet the other winners here, and don’t forget to pick

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Top 10 Under 40, 2018: Christopher Graves, Marsh Canada

November 2, 2018 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Who are the brightest young talents in Canadian P&C today? Each year, Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine (recently acquired by CU) answers that question with its Top 10 Under 40. Meet the other winners here, and don’t forget to pick

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How off-road vehicles impact commercial liability risk

November 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial clients who allow off-road vehicles to be driven on their property could have insurance coverage gaps, a commercial lawyer warns. In Ontario, off-road vehicles are generally required to have liability insurance, but some types of machinery – such as