Ontario Broker Association Launches Free Roadshow Education Events for Members

Toronto, Ontario, March 8, 2010 – Today, The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced that they will be hosting over 50 roadshow education events in 26 locations across Ontario to educate brokers on the newly amended automobile insurance regulations. There will be no cost for association members.

The new automobile insurance regulations were announced on Tuesday and will take effect on September 1, 2010. These reforms are the result of the Five Year Review of Automobile Insurance, commissioned by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). IBAO applauds the government�s mandate to provide better protection for consumers.

“We are very pleased with the amendments,” stated IBAO CEO Randy Carroll. “Ontario brokers are committed to informing and protecting their consumers. IBAO is also dedicated to the broker community and we are thrilled to announce the roadshow education events as a way to connect with local brokers and inform them of all the modifications.”

The roadshow educations events will begin in April and will focus on specific changes of the proposed reforms, best practices for brokers, legal and professional obligations of brokers and a preview of some of the tools the association will be developing for members to use when informing their customers.

The following dates have been announced:

Ajax � April 21 Hamilton � April 28 Oakville � April 22
Barrie � April 26 Huntsville � April 27 Ottawa � May 6
Belleville � April 22 Kitchener � April 26 Peterborough � April 23
Brantford � April 27 London � May 14 Renfrew � May 5
Brockville � May 4 Mildmay � May 4 Sault Ste. Marie � May 12
Central Toronto � April 20 Mississauga � April 21 Stratford � May 3
Chatham � May 13 Niagara � April 29 Sudbury � April 28
Cornwall � May 3 North Bay � April 29 Thunder Bay � May 10
East Toronto � April 20 North Toronto � April 19 Windsor � May 12

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