Zensurance Launches Innovative Broker Training Program

Toronto, ON (Sept. 14, 2020) — Zensurance , Canada’s most advanced online commercial insurance platform, is rolling out a first-of-its-kind Commercial Broker Training Program. The five-week training program presents an exciting opportunity for those with limited industry experience to receive the specialized training required to succeed in the commercial insurance space bolstered by the innovative principles that enabled Zensurance to become Canada’s fastest-growing InsurTech start-up.

The Program, developed in conjunction with the regulatory body, The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO), and membership organization, The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO), follows a comprehensive curriculum “designed to set up new insurance talent with the training and tools required to lay the foundation for a rewarding career in Commercial Insurance,” according to Vice President of Operations at Zensurance, Trevor McIntosh.

The first cohort will commence on August 31 with a private two-week RIBO prep course, which will provide new hires with the training required to pass their Level 1 Licensing Exams. Following the licensing exam’s successful completion, the newly licensed brokers will partake in Zensurance’s in-house ZenAcademy Commercial Broker Training Program, a three-week-long “memorable and immersive” training program, designed and delivered virtually by Irene Gomes, Manager of Learning & Development.

The remote Program follows a curriculum consisting of case studies, virtual practice labs, and lectures given by subject matter experts from top-carriers and partners, including the IBAO.

To round out their industry education, learners are enrolled in the IBAO’s Commercial Insurance Certificate Program – an on-demand Learning opportunity designed to transition experienced personal lines brokers into a contemporary commercial lines broker. After completing the IBAO’s Program plus a series of summative evaluations, the New Broker Associates must pass a Final Assessment before they receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Zensurance.

According to McIntosh, “Company-paid programs like this are hard to find, or often provide training in the personal lines space exclusively.” The lack of commercial-specific insurance training, paired with the limitations imposed on training and licensing due to the coronavirus pandemic, has made it difficult to recruit talent ready to hit the ground running amidst the pandemic. The entrepreneurial spirit that empowered Founder and CEO Danish Yusuf to spot a gap in the insurance industry regarding technology runs deep within the culture at Zensurance and has extended to the talent space.

“Not only are we creating opportunities where they don’t exist and bridging the talent gap in the insurance industry,” notes Javiera Ibacache, Talent Acquisition, “but we’re shaping the future of Zensurance as we continue to scale and double our workforce.”

About Zensurance

Zensurance is an online commercial insurance brokerage obsessed with making the process of purchasing small business insurance simple and fast. With a strong focus on technology, and a national footprint, Zensurance has enjoyed phenomenal growth since its founding in 2016. For more information, please visit www.zensurance.com.

Source: Zensurance Inc.

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