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New guide published to expedite industry data exchange

September 18, 2023 by David Gambrill

The Centre for the Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has published an implementation guide to help insurers and vendors program JSON API Standards into their systems, providing faster data exchange between brokers and insurers. CSIO today published its JavaScript Object

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Why brokers say APIs must reach critical mass

March 27, 2023 David Gambrill

For the long-sought application programming interface (API) tech solution to truly benefit the P&C insurance process, brokers stress, it’s important to reach critical mass. Without that, APIs wind up being just one more of many solutions brokers must incorporate into

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How CSIO’s forging consistent data standards interpretation

March 6, 2023 David Gambrill

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)’s mandate has evolved to ensure consistent interpretation of the property & casualty (P&C) insurance industry’s data standards by insurance companies and technology vendors. “In developing the multi-year strategic plan, CSIO’s board of

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One brokerage’s take on what it means to be a digital broker

September 2, 2021 Brooke Smith

Labour Day is just around the corner — and that means back to school. But Van Allen Insurance has completed its studies for the time being. All 13 members of the Listowel, Ont.-based brokerage’s team have completed the Digital Broker

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Minimum data set for commercial lines finalized

November 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has finalized the minimum data set for CSIO XML standards in commercial lines, paving the way for implementation of commercial data standards in the broker channel. The minimum data set comprises of

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‘Word on the street’ about Ontario auto electronic pink slips

April 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Only one province in Canada officially accepts electronic proof of auto insurance right now, but industry scuttlebutt suggests police are already accepting them in some quarters, and Ontario will soon be in line to accept the electronic slips. “Word on

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Former IBAS president Wasylenko acclaimed to CSIO board

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sheldon Wasylenko is among the brokers acclaimed Tuesday to the board of directors of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Wasylenko previously served as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan. He also serves on the board

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Which insurance carriers are no longer using Z-codes to denote coverage

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

More than a dozen Canadian property and casualty insurers are using standardized codes to denote coverages, endorsements and discounts in broker’s databases. Thirteen insurer members of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations ‘are now 100% standards-compliant,” meaning they are

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Customers ‘highly highly irritated’ if websites too slow: CSIO speaker

April 15, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers with a mobile web presence need to ensure their pages load quickly, a Google Inc. executive suggested Thursday to industry professionals in Toronto during the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) annual members’ meeting. “Google is optimizing