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What brokers should consider when looking at insurtech offerings

January 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers looking for a relatively cheap way of upping their game online should check some of the hundreds of insurtechs on the market, but it’s important to know what those insurtechs do and do not provide. If you are a

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Potential opportunity in mining insurance

December 5, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers and brokers looking for new opportunities should consider covering a mining firm’s legal obligation to restore a site once the operation has closed. “In the Canadian market there is probably an emerging opportunity on this front,” Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys, a

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How to keep Amazon and Google from eating your lunch? Think retail….

October 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Rather than worrying about the insurance product you’re trying to sell, think about how you’re servicing customers instead. Mukul Ahuja, a partner at Deloitte Canada, discussed a recent study from the business advisory firm about the need to think about

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Why risk managers need to go beyond heat maps

August 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers using colour-coded heat maps may be pressed by their bosses for more specific information on their exposures, a new risk management expert at KPMG Canada suggests. Heat maps are a way for risk managers to report risks to

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Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

December 17, 2018 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element” have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or

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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

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Desjardins Group part of new Canadian cybersecurity collective

September 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

MONTREAL – Security-minded consumers will soon have access to a free app designed to protect their data from cybersecurity threats. The digital app, called Protection, is designed to help users detect security breaches and scamming attempts in their emails, texts

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Cyber risk management starts with preparing children ‘around a whole different mindset,’ says former Toronto deputy police chief

March 6, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Cyber security is more of a human resources issue than a technological issue, while cyber security threats are often detected more than six months after they occur, speakers told insurance professionals at a conference last week. “The nature of IT