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DAS Canada is to join with Temple Insurance to advance as one

January 31, 2018 DAS Canada

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2018 /insPRESS/ – DAS Canada and Temple Insurance announce new MGA agreement DAS Canada will join and shift its risk carrying capacity to Temple Insurance, the insurance carrier of Munich Re in Canada, to advance as one

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New training ground for P&C industry’s future managers

January 30, 2018 by David Gambrill

There’s a new training ground in Canada for insurance professionals interested in fast-tracking themselves into entry-level management positions at insurance companies, adjusting firms and brokerages. Humber College in Toronto is halfway through its inaugural, two-semester P&C Insurance Management Postgraduate Program,

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The limits of leadership: CU broker poll results

January 30, 2018 by David Gambrill

For all the potential of a new insurance company executive to influence a broker’s business, do leadership changes at an insurer really matter? Or, as one broker put it in a recent poll by Canadian Underwriter, “who cares about big

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Aviva Canada responds to CU poll results

January 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter conducted a poll of its broker readers last week. Out of the 401 responses CU received, about 68% placed business with Aviva Canada. Among the survey findings, we asked brokers to record their level of agreement with the

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Brokers apprehensive about Aviva’s direction under new CEO: CU poll

January 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers are playing a game of “wait and see” as they prepare for the arrival of Colm Holmes, Aviva Canada’s new president and CEO, a Canadian Underwriter poll suggests. Aviva Canada announced this month that Greg Somerville is stepping

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Brokers optimistic after Intact’s new Canadian boss takes the helm, CU poll suggests

January 28, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian brokers are optimistic about recent leadership changes at Intact Insurance, their faith based on the new president’s past connections with the broker channel, a Canadian Underwriter poll reveals. Louis Gagnon, Intact’s new president of Canadian operations, is a prominent

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Are your cyber clients ‘red-teaming?’

January 26, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers placing cyber insurance should advise their commercial customers that it’s not enough to just have a plan to respond to computer security breaches — they need to test the plan, or “red-team” it. “An incident response plan is not

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RCCAQ appoints Louise Mathieu to board of directors

January 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Quebec broker association Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Quebec (RCCAQ) has appointed Louise Mathieu, vice president at brokerage Lussier Dale Parizeau, to its board of directors. Mathieu is returning after having been a board member for several years,

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Wireless Working, Part I: Risks of working from home

January 26, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Working from home and using a wireless Internet router calls for special security precautions on the part of brokers and other business employees, creating an opportunity for brokers to advise commercial clients about their risk and insurance needs. Many insurance

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A new way of getting things done in insurance litigation

January 26, 2018 Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

TORONTO, January 26, 2018  /insPRESS/ – “Something new” happened on January 8, 2018, as Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP opened its doors. The 14-lawyer firm, split between offices in Toronto and Waterloo, will provide a full range of legal services to

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Real-time data exchange within reach for first notice of loss

January 25, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) has announced the rollout of the Data Exchange Model (Dx) Initiative, a proof of concept for real-time integration between an insurer technology platform and a broker management system (BMS) platform. TIC has partnered with RSA,

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MGAs being asked to place more standard commercial risks

January 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers are finding it more difficult to place some standard commercial risks, such as property and liability, and this is changing the managing general agent market, an official with a new MGA association says. “A number of the standard market