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Cannabis stores in this province face strict rules for displays and security

September 13, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Store owners who will sell cannabis in Manitoba will face strict rules about how they display and secure the drug when its recreational use becomes legal next month. New rules set by the province will require that stores

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How to avoid the “broken arrow” approach to new technology

August 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

If you’re an insurance organization looking to adopt innovative new technology such as artificial intelligence, you’ll want to avoid the “broken arrow” approach to implementation. In some instances, organizations may put the cart before the horse, with IT departments developing

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Humans required to train AI to assess images for damage losses

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Claims adjusters could soon have part of their work replaced by software that looks at photos and decides whether property is damaged, but there is still a need for humans in the process, one researcher predicts. When properties are damaged

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Insurance technology awards make final call for entries

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Two yet-to-be named Canadian firms, which are using information technology to get “intelligence” from insurers’ data, will be recognized next month in Toronto. Insurance Nexus is accepting nominations for Canadian Insurance Carrier of the Year and Canadian Insurance Innovator of

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New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 20, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, ON, August 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and

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On the Scene: IBAA Annual Convention, May 6-9, 2018

August 16, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

Beautiful Banff was again the setting for the Annual Convention of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA), held May 6-9, 2018. Canadian Underwriter was the exclusive national media sponsor of the event, which kicked off with a golf tournament

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One simple way to increase your lead generation by 33%

August 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

One large, multi-location Canadian brokerage saw a 33% increase in leads generated through their website, simply by introducing a chatbot to provide instant home and auto insurance quoting, the CEO and founder of a Kitchener, Ont.-based insurtech said Friday. ProNavigator

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What four insurers say about IBAC Data Exchange

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Reducing the workload for human beings is one reason some insurance carriers are participating in part of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s Data Exchange project. “We are constantly looking for ways to eliminate manual processes, to eliminate administrative functions,

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Why Canada is said to be ahead of U.S. on real-time data exchange

August 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

When it comes to real-time data exchange, the insurance industry in Canada seems to be more on the right path than south of the border, said the CEO and co-founder of an insurtech in the United States that recently incorporated

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TechCanary incorporates in Canada, eyes future expansion

August 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

Milwaukee-based insurtech company TechCanary has incorporated in Canada, with headquarters in Laval, Que. and an eye to opening another office in Toronto. TechCanary CEO and co-founder Reid Holzworth told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday that “it’s not planned yet, but we’ll open

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Why carriers should share with their competitors

August 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance carriers selling through brokers should share, with competitors, some of the software they make to exchange data with brokers’ computer systems, speakers suggested Wednesday at the Data Exchange (D/X) launch. “We need to communicate more quickly and efficiently with

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Canadian P&C industry enters “hybrid cloud” phase

July 24, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian P&C insurance companies have entered a transitional technology phase that will see data from their legacy systems get transferred online. “We are in a hybrid-cloud paradigm,” Frank Attaie, vice president of cloud and software at IBM Canada, told Canadian