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What road tests and bookings may look like during the pandemic

July 23, 2020 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s public insurer is starting to re-book road tests that were interrupted by the pandemic, prioritizing drivers whose Class 5 and 7 road tests were cancelled between Mar. 17 and June 26, 2020. The insurer is reaching out to Class

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Recent hacking attempts include posing as insurance company

July 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Insurers and financial service providers have come under unrelenting cyberattack this year, with some cybercriminals even posing as an insurance company in an attempt to infect a user’s system, according to a new report. Financial services and insurance providers experienced

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What happened to the ex-broker who claimed he was a CE instructor, but wasn’t

July 22, 2020 by David Gambrill

A former broker who has vowed never to return to the insurance industry has been ordered to pay a $5,000 civil fine for claiming to be a CE instructor when he had not in fact taught the course he claimed

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Opinion: Why brokers can’t ignore recall insurance for their clients

July 22, 2020 Lucie Dean, CFC Underwriting

Brokers should ensure they are providing standalone product recall insurance options to their clients. Product recalls are a regular occurrence. Without adequate coverage when one takes place, your commercial clients have a large risk exposure on their hands. One recent

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A P&C insurance-specific guide for returning to the office: Deloitte

July 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

As Canadian P&C insurance industry leaders start to think about bringing employees back to the office, now is a good time to re-think the work required, the workforce skills that will be needed in the future, and what the future

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Brokers, let the e-Games begin!

July 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokers don’t need to be young, videogame-playing Millennials to get into the billion-dollar e-sports industry. It just takes getting to know key professionals already working in the area, according to a media underwriting expert. Working with lawyers and accountants already

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Why blockchain is not ubiquitous yet in insurance

July 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Blockchain has been around for a while, in cryptocurrency for example, but the property and casualty industry needs to work together and agree on what brokerages and carriers should use blockchain for, speakers said on a recent webinar. “Blockchain is

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How COVID affected the digital journeys of Aviva Canada and Marsh Canada

July 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The pandemic could permanently change the way brokers and insurers take advantage of digital services. “I think the interesting thing about COVID that we have seen – not just in the insurance industry but in the broader context – is

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Two ways your clients are most likely to get hacked during COVID-19

July 17, 2020 by Adam Malik

Cybercriminals are showing much better success with phishing and social engineering attacks while everyone is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says a recent report. In fact, in a highly-publicized incident just days ago, Twitter confirmed it was the

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Your commercial clients are preparing for long road back to normal

July 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

If brokers and insurers wonder when the next opportunity might be to sell more commercial premium, it could be at least another six months. That’s when about half of Canada’s small businesses expect to return to normal profitability, according to

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Why insurers cross their fingers after microburst storms in Toronto

July 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

Old infrastructure and combined sewer systems mean that severe thunderstorms like the one seen last week will continue to leave basements flooded for years to come, leaving insurers and claims professionals busy, according to an industry expert. “When you get

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How a simple office procedural error led to a fine for a broker, the nominee, and the brokerage

July 15, 2020 by David Gambrill

A “lack of appropriate office procedures,” in addition to a “casual” approach to handling a client file, led to a series of miscues that resulted in coverage not being bound for a married couple who reported a theft of their