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Hybrid office: What brokers can learn from the parable, Who Moved My Cheese?

July 21, 2021 by David Gambrill

Ontario brokerage Mitchell & Whale is allowing its staff to return to the office in any way they choose, a hybrid work model inspired by the 1998 best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Authored by Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved

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Why brokers’ virtual meetings will survive the pandemic

July 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Virtual meetings during the pandemic have allowed brokers to conduct more structured client meetings with a sharper focus, according to an expert from Aon. Sixteeen months ago, at the onset of the global pandemic, video meetings produced some confusion because

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Inactive Alberta brokerage ordered to pay $6K for failing to remit client funds to MGA

May 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Alberta-based NIB Insurance Group Ltd., now an inactive brokerage, has been ordered to pay $6,000 in civil penalties for failing to remit client premiums to an MGA, and for selling a policy to a client while it was no longer

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Videoconferencing brokers setting sales records during pandemic

February 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Videoconferencing brokers shattered sales records in top-tier brokerages across the country during the pandemic, senior brokerage executives reported in a recent Canadian Underwriter webinar. The results suggest virtual sales are at least as effective — if not sometimes more effective

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Executive Outlook 2021: Dave Partington, Gallagher

December 28, 2020 by Adam Malik

Dave Partington, CEO, Gallagher Global Brokerage – Canada The biggest change and differentiator will be how brokers access and use data. For example, the ability to benchmark coverages, limits and rates against peer groups will help our clients make better

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Executive Outlook 2021: Sarah Robson, Marsh

December 28, 2020 by Adam Malik

Sarah Robson, President, CEO, Marsh Canada Limited It has been a memorable year for all of us as 2020 has been particularly eventful for those of us in the insurance industry. We’re used to dealing with floods, fires, storms, and

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Executive Outlook 2021: Tina Osen, Hub

December 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Tina Osen, President, Hub International Canada Consumer behaviours are changing. We demonstrated to our customers how important it was to have good information, in real-time, and they value our knowledge. Our clients recognize that the advice we bring is important,

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Executive Outlook 2021: Kenny Nicholls, Western Financial Group

December 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Kenny Nicholls, President, CEO, Western Financial Group Brokers have always had a unique position in the insurance industry. Adaptability has been a crucial part of the broker model and we have seen particular evidence of that this year. Our traditional

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Executive Outlook 2021: Aneill MacCaull, AA Munro Insurance

December 22, 2020 by Adam Malik

Aneill MacCaull, President, AA Munro Insurance Moving forward through COVID and into a post-COVID world, the biggest operational change for brokers will be the continued automation of simple customer transactions. Policy inquiries, payments, requests for liability cards, and renewal transactions

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Executive Outlook 2021: Barry Lorenzetti, BFL Canada

December 22, 2020 by Adam Malik

Barry F. Lorenzetti, President, CEO, BFL Canada COVID-19 has been a massive disruptor in every aspect of our lives and we continue to work through and endure a very tough insurance market. Tech is king, with brokers moving towards a

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Executive Outlook 2021: Stéphane Lespérance, Aon

December 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

Stéphane Lespérance, President, Commercial Risk and Health Solutions in Canada, Aon In 2019, and the early part of 2020, we talked about a market under correction with increased underwriting discipline by insurers. This year, we added to the mix a

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Executive Outlook 2021: Warren Griffiths, FCA Insurance Brokers

December 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

Warren Griffiths, President, FCA Insurance Brokers When FCA this year celebrated 100 years of operations, and the beginning of a new chapter for our business journey, we also prepared for market hardening. Like everyone else, we have been surprised by