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Cyber insurance rates likely to rise amid escalating ransomware attacks

July 12, 2021 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Companies looking to purchase insurance against cyberattacks in which their data is held for ransom will soon find it more expensive and difficult to obtain, according to a cybersecurity expert. Brent Arnold, a partner at law firm Gowlings

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Here’s what you need to do before deploying artificial intelligence

June 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers wanting to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning need large amounts of data and to hire the correct experts. If a company wants to effectively build and deploy artificial intelligent and machine learning systems, it needs a

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The essence and future of WICC

June 29, 2021 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note: This article is Part 2 of a two-part story honouring the 25th anniversary of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC). Part 1 appeared in Canadian Underwriter‘s e-Newlsetter on Tuesday, June 29.   Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade

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Happy 25th, WICC: The light that never goes out

June 28, 2021 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note: This article is Part 1 of a two-part story honouring the 25th anniversary of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC). Part 2 will appear in Canadian Underwriter‘s e-Newlsetter on Wednesday, June 30.   If Women in Insurance

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Global insurance law firm expands its Canadian presence

June 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Global insurance law firm Clyde & Co will be entering the B.C. market through a merger with SHK Law Corporation in B.C., effective July 1. The terms of the merger were not disclosed. B.C.’s property and casualty insurance market is

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People analytics: How you can use employee data for internal hires

May 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

When acquiring talent, organizations should consider using employee data to glean insights into the best internal hires for their teams, one tech vendor suggests. There has been some debate within the Canadian P&C industry about whether to look outside the

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InsurTech North speaker: What may work for desktop may not work for mobile

April 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

When it comes to shopping for insurance online, the consumer experience will vary across platforms, something that isn’t always discussed when the industry talks about digitizing its customer experience. The matter came up recently during ‘Key Touchpoints in the Customer

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How to detect insurance fraud before the tow truck turf wars start

March 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

Early identification of potential insurance fraud schemes through automation can help prevent scenarios like the towing turf wars in Ontario from spiralling out of control, the CEO and co-founder of FRISS said Wednesday. “I think it is crucial for the

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COVID’s impact on insurance fraud

March 25, 2021 by Jason Contant

Fraudsters are taking advantage of anxieties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit victims in the Canadian P&C insurance space in novel ways, speakers said during a fraud webinar Wednesday. For example, some body shops are charging drivers extra cleaning

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7 insurers that have jumped on the D/X bandwagon

March 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The data exchange project needs more carriers on board, says the connectivity lead for Canada’s brokers. The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) announced Mar. 10, 2021, the creation of the Data Exchange Connect Alliance (DXCA). The alliance now has

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Sontiq announces agreement to acquire CyberScout

February 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

High-tech security and identity protection company Sontiq announced Tuesday it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire CyberScout, a major provider of cyber products and services tailored to the insurance industry. “Through Sontiq’s comprehensive product portfolio, major insurance carriers, mutual

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COVID is forcing this tech conversation among carriers’ senior management

January 11, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic are putting digital transformation and new product launches high on the agenda of insurance carrier executives, the CEO of a property and casualty insurance software vendor suggests. “When we look at the impact on carriers