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Amazon Introduces Alexa and Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus in Canada

Highlights Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter—she answers questions, plays music, turns on and off the lights, gives you sports scores, and more Amazon Echo is a revolutionary device designed entirely around your voice—it’s always ready, hands-free, and fast—just ask Alexa and get answers instantly Put an Echo Dot in… Read more »

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Intelligent Automation Will Transform Workplace Outsourcing: Gartner

Orlando, FL (Nov. 13, 2017) – Intelligent automation will transform workplace outsourcing, according to Gartner, Inc. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must prepare to restructure these services and renegotiate contracts to leverage intelligent automation. Gartner defines intelligent automation services as the umbrella term for a variety of strategies, skills, tools and techniques that service providers… Read more »

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

Alignment to strengthen broker experience and profitability Calgary, AB (Nov. 17, 2017) – The Canadian Broker Network (CBN) is pleased to announce the launch of Insurance Spot (insurancespot.ca), an online quote-and-bind tenant & condo insurance platform. Designed to revolutionize the user experience, Insurance Spot is the result of a partnership between CBN members, Sharp Insurance,… Read more »

486 people learned distracted driving can cost you – big time – this October

Police issued more than 480 tickets to distracted drivers last month Regina, SK (Nov. 17, 2017) – During October’s Traffic Safety Spotlight, police across the province were paying extra attention to drivers not paying attention behind the wheel. A total of 486 tickets were issued for distracted driving, including 391 for using a cellphone while… Read more »

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New Commercial Lines Strategy And Structure At Economical

Alignment to strengthen broker experience and profitability Waterloo, ON (Nov. 16, 2017) – Economical Insurance has made significant enhancements to its commercial lines strategy to improve profitability, capture more market share in small business, and expand capabilities in middle market and specialties. To ensure functional alignment with the new strategy, a new organizational structure will… Read more »

Vault Selects Symbility To Support Its Property Claims Rollout

High net-worth insurance company to harness Symbility technology Toronto, ON (Nov. 16, 2017) – Symbility’s claims management cloud platform will help to keep everyone involved in the claims process up-to-date and on the same page, from adjusters to third-party contractors and, of course, Vault’s policyholders themselves. Symbility’s technology offerings ensure every touch feels personalized from first… Read more »

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Want to check your Manulife benefits balance? Ask Alexa!

Manulife benefits balance skill for Alexa is an insurance industry first in Canada Toronto, ON (Nov. 16, 2017) – Manulife is launching the Manulife Benefits skill for Amazon Alexa, a Canadian insurance industry first. From tracking vision care to dental and other medical account balances, Manulife group benefits plan members can inquire through any Amazon… Read more »

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Launches Network Security & Privacy Liability Insurance in Canada

Boston, MA (Nov. 14, 2017) – Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today unveiled the Professional FirstTM Network Security & Privacy Liability Policy in Canada, a solution that combines cyber liability and breach response coverage with risk management resources for commercial enterprises and financial institutions. “Our new policy simplifies the complex endeavor of managing cyber exposures… Read more »

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Burns & Wilcox Unveils Personal Cyber Extortion and Ransom Coverage

Detroit, MI (Nov. 1, 2017) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in Professional Cyber Liability, today announced the launch of a new, cutting-edge Personal Cyber insurance endorsement. The coverage includes ransomware and cyber extortion. This endorsement places Burns & Wilcox among… Read more »

Values of Global Insurance M&A Deals Soar in 2017

Brand strength will be strongest driver of M&A deals over next three years, according to survey by Willis Towers Watson London, UK (Nov. 14, 2017) – At a time of heightened political uncertainty, fewer deals are being completed, but those that do complete are of a higher value, according to a survey by Willis Towers… Read more »