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Commercial brokers close to “holy grail” of data integration

Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC), an association of Canadian commercial insurance brokers, is poised to launch a proof of concept leading towards real-time data integration — the “the holy grail” of commercial lines insurance. It’s a big step towards real-time data

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How A.I. can help brokers deal with their carriers

Brokers are excited about the potential of artificial intelligence (A.I.) to help streamline interactions—not just between brokers and consumers, but also between brokerages and insurance companies. Chatbots are often cited as an A.I. tool to help brokerages automate and streamline

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Industry urged to marijuana-proof policy wording

An insurance defence lawyer is encouraging the industry in Alberta to check their policy wordings after the province’s proposed new sanctions for cannabis-impaired and cannabis/alcohol-impaired driving offences. “At this stage, the most immediate impact of the new legislation on property

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Minor injury caps coming to Newfoundland?

Brokers placing auto insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador should get in touch with politicians to put an ongoing review on their radar screen, and to let Insurance Bureau of Canada know whether they have any ideas on how to fix

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P&C people: Who’s doing what?

Economical Insurance has hired a new personal lines EVP, while The Guarantee Company of North America’s former chief executive officer is now a senior fellow for the C.D. Howe Institute. Economical welcomes MacDonald to the team Economical Insurance announced Tuesday

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JLT Canada Public Sector Summit 2017 – A Shift in Focus for Canadian Municipalities

Held in the Blue Mountains in mid-October, the JLT Canada Public Sector Summit was an exclusive event that brought together municipal leaders, critical thinkers and key decision makers from across Canada. Renowned speakers revealed unique viewpoints on topics such as

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How marijuana legalization could affect accident benefits

The upcoming legalization of marijuana will have a “resultant effect upon the accident benefits and damages recovered by those involved in motor vehicle accidents,” one lawyer suggested to Canadian Underwriter on Thursday. In Ontario, entitlement to income replacement benefits, non-earner

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Insurance Spot Launches Online Quote and Bind Platform for Tenant and Condo Insurance

CALGARY, Nov. 17th, 2017 /insPRESS/ – The Canadian Broker Network (CBN) is pleased to announce the launch of Insurance Spot (insurancespot.ca), an online quote and bind tenant and condo insurance platform. Designed to revolutionize the user experience, Insurance Spot is the

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N.S. at risk of becoming an island if action isn’t taken, municipal leaders warn

AMHERST, N.S. – Nova Scotia is at risk of becoming an island within decades if action is not taken to fix the 275-year-old dikes that prevent flooding of the isthmus connecting the province to the rest of Canada, officials warn.

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Brokers answer call to discuss industry’s ‘administration problem’

Responding to an insurer’s call for carriers and brokers to find tech solutions to help solve the industry’s “administration problem,” brokers have responded by welcoming such a dialogue, citing several initiatives already dedicated to the task. RSA Canada president and

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