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What carriers told us: The latest on pandemic relief measures

October 21, 2020 by Adam Malik

With $1 billion in auto premium relief made available for Ontario drivers alone, drivers across Canada shouldn’t expect more premium relief coming from their carrier, at least in the near future. Canadian Underwriter reached out to a number of insurers

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Appeal court spells out difference between an ‘omission’ and a ‘misrepresentation’ on an insurance form

October 8, 2020 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s Court of Appeal overturned a decision Wednesday against BCAA Insurance Corporation in a case that turned on the crucial difference between an “omission” and a “misrepresentation” in a home insurance application. Ultimately, the B.C. Court of Appeal ordered a

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What adopted technology will stick around after the pandemic?

May 6, 2020 by Adam Malik

Now that many insurance professionals have been successful working from home, plenty of technologies they are using now are expected to stick around even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a number of P&C experts. “The tools we’re using

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ClearPay electronic brokerage platform now fully implemented by Wawanesa 

May 6, 2020 ClearPay

TORONTO, ON, MAY 6, 2020/insPRESS/ –  ClearPay today announced that the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Canada’s largest Property and Casualty Mutual insurer (Wawanesa), has fully adopted the ClearPay brokerage payment and reporting platform. This platform enables the independent brokerage community

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How brokerages can avoid the ‘single point of failure’ while workforce is at home

April 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

Brokerages need to make sure they’re investing in technology that benefits the brokerage as a whole rather than promoting a silo-type of environment, Steve Whitelaw, vice president of industry and partner relations at Applied Systems, cautioned in a webinar recently.

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Will the pandemic spawn an industry-wide digital roadmap?

April 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

Backing brokers into a corner and forcing them to use just one kind of technology is bad strategy, Joseph Carnevale, president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO), warned Wednesday during Canadian Underwriter’s webinar Business Continuity In The Digital

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Why these homeowners lost their negligence lawsuit against a Hub brokerage

January 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s top court recently sided with a Hub International brokerage in a case in which a client sued the brokerage and the insurer for coverage that was denied because a building damaged by fire contained a legal medical marijuana

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What’s coming to the forefront of commercial insurance

November 27, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

How do you insure intangible assets like intellectual property or data on the cloud? If you are not thinking about this now, you could be in a few years, insurance company executives told brokers attending Canadian Underwriter‘s Top Broker Summit

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Aggregators: friends of brokers or foes?

November 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A comparison site wants to partner with brokers in Canada who are looking to generate leads, but the idea sparked a debate at a panel discussion at Canadian Underwriter‘s Top Broker Summit conference Monday. LowestRates.ca CEO Justin Thouin was making

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How customer experience became paramount – and how it will further change

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Perhaps the biggest trend one property claims expert has seen in recent years throughout the insurance industry is the focus on enhancing the customer experience. And using technology is going to be what can help one company differentiate itself from

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Is there room for a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ insurance professional anymore?

November 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

It doesn’t matter if you’re a broker, adjuster or underwriter, specialization will be essential for anyone working in the insurance industry going forward, says one industry expert. With the growth of the shared and gig economies, new challenges are emerging

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What’s keeping claims pros up at night?

October 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

Talent shortage and keeping pace with change are two of the top issues facing claims professionals over the next three to five years, but that’s just the start of their concerns. Meeting policyholders’ service level expectations and the volatility of