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P&C leaders fire back against no-fault portrayal

July 7, 2020 by Adam Malik

Broker and insurer leaders in Alberta are speaking out against those who would paint the insurance industry as nefarious actors looking to line their pockets at the expense of auto policyholders. In particular, they dispute what they feel are negative

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How Alberta brokers are faring with hail claims

June 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers with clients in northeast Calgary are getting overwhelmed with claims from the June 13 storm, a board member of the province’s association says. “You can just hear the exasperation in their voice when you talk to them, and the

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The impact of dire unemployment on P&C

April 15, 2020 by Adam Malik

George Hodgson was blunt in his observation of what would happen if fears of a 25% unemployment rate come true in his province. “It’ll be horrendous,” the CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta told Canadian Underwriter of the

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Broker conferences shelved due to virus concerns – are more to follow?

March 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) and the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) are the latest organizations to hold back an event, as threats from COVID-19 are forcing industry organizers to rethink, postpone, or outright cancel events. In

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Is Alberta next for no-fault insurance?

March 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Alberta will move to a no-fault system for auto physical damage if the province’s brokers have their way. That’s just one of 20 legislative and regulatory changes the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) has recommended to Alberta’s Auto Advisory

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Digital pink cards get green light in third province

August 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

A third Canadian province has been given the go-ahead for electronic proof of insurance for drivers. The Alberta government gave the OK for drivers to show their pink cards in a digital format through their smartphone this week, following the

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Which province will allow digital pink cards next?

August 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

If George Hodgson’s crystal ball is working as well as he hopes, it may not be too long until Alberta drivers will be able to use digital insurance pink cards. The chief executive officer of the Insurance Brokers Association of

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Finding solutions as brokers face cancelled contracts

June 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Real, sustainable solutions are needed to curb what’s being called a “devastating” time for some brokers in Alberta. The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) has put together a task force to come up with ways to resolve what the

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Alberta auto cap leading to broker-carrier contract cancellations

January 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Alberta’s ceiling on auto rate increases is causing some brokers to lose their contracts with carriers. In Alberta, as a general rule carriers may not hike rates by more than 5% across their book of business. “It has resulted in