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How fraudsters can dupe even tech-savvy risk analysts

November 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Think it’s just your clients that can get tricked into revealing personally identifiable information (PII)? Not always. A recent experiment has shown that even tech-savvy individuals are willing to provide PII without due diligence. A Vancouver-based global identity and business

News ClaimsLegalLegislation / Regulation

Limo service sued over collision that killed 20

November 20, 2018 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALBANY, N.Y. – The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of

News Technology

What to consider when tempted by a ‘shiny’ tech tool

November 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Before deciding whether to buy the latest and greatest technologies, a broker need to understand what problem that technology is actually going to solve, speakers said during a recent technology conference. “A lot of people are trying to sprinkle insurtech

News InsuranceProductsTechnology

New app centralizes and digitizes the entire insurance lifecycle

November 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

An artificial intelligence company based in Montreal has launched an application to centralize and digitize the entire insurance lifecycle. Koïos Intelligence, which develops AI tools designed specifically for the finance and insurance industries, unveiled Olivo at the Fintech Forum at

News InsuranceTechnology

Canadian businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in 2017

October 15, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses reported spending $14 billion on cybersecurity in 2017 as they confront greater risks in the digital world. The StatCan survey finds that more than one in five companies said they were impacted by

News BrokersTechnology

How to carve out more time to advise your small business clients

October 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Small business clients want to spend less time filling out insurance application forms and more time getting advice from their brokers, an insurance technology expert says. “Unlike personal insurance, where there is more propensity to go direct, small business owners

News Announcements

Introducing the new Canadian Underwriter, “Your Guide to Insurance Success”

October 10, 2018 Ian Portsmouth, Publisher

Whatever your role in the industry, you can rightfully feel harried by the demands of an insurance career today. You’re certainly dealing with more change and complexity than the people who received the debut issue of this magazine in January

insPRESS Announcements

Canada’s #1 insurance publication relaunches with bold new look and editorial mandate

October 10, 2018 Newcom Media Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Canadian Underwriter magazine relaunched today with the publication of its October 2018 issue, introducing an energetic look, functional design and editorial mandate expressed by its new tagline: “Your Guide to Insurance Success.” Now in its

News BrokersInsuranceTechnology

Five pillars of brokerage digital transformation

October 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

More Canadian brokerages are moving towards a fully digital experience as consumer expectations are driving demand for faster, more efficient service, a broker management system (BMS) provider said Monday. “More brokers are moving to a completely connected experience from internal

News Insurance

Working around the workarounds

October 1, 2018 Lisa Kerr, president, Zynamic Solutions

There is a lot of room to improve the current process for buying commercial insurance in Canada. In a brokerage, fully half of the 24 common touchpoints involved in processing a single new commercial policy could be removed through automation,

News CatastrophesClaimsClimate Change

Why your clients are increasingly exposed to wildfire losses

September 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Climate change has turned the risk of wildfire into a year-round peril in Western Canada, a geography expert says. In the past, wildfire season started in April or May and ended some time in October, said Dominic Ford, senior geospatial

News ClaimsMergers and AqcuisitionsTechnology

How corporate mergers impact cyber risk

September 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Cyber risk goes up if a company goes through a merger or acquisition, an information security consultant suggests. One way your client can reduce cyber risk is to know what hardware and software is on their computer network, Jeremy Hurst,