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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

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Google Seeks Insurance Industry Partners
Google is weighing another foray into the realm of insurance and seeking partnerships with insurance companies for its own businesses, such as smart home device company Nest Labs. Read more.

Sonnet Adds Online Personal Auto Coverage
Now offering personal home and auto coverage, Sonnet gives Canadians a transparent, simple and understandable insurance experience. Read more.

Emerging Technologies in P&C Insurance: SMA
Strategy Meets Action, a leading insurance strategic advisory firm, has just released a new research report, Emerging Technologies in P&C Insurance: 2016 and Beyond, which covers insurers' plans for 13 key technologies, inlcuding the Internet of Things, blockchain, drones, and artificial intelligence. Read more.

EIS Group Enhances Underwriting Solution
EIS Group has announced significant enhancements to the underwriting capabilities in its latest version of the EIS PolicyCore policy administration solution. Read more.

Choosing Blockchain Use Cases in Insurance
Celent has released a new report by senior analyst Mike Fitzgerald, titled Choosing Blockchain Use Cases in Insurance: Guiding the Hammer Toward the Real Nails, which discusses distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain. Read more.

Chubb Suite Helps Companies Rebuild ‘Green’
Chubb's new Clean Tech Sustainability Suite provides essential protection for firms conducting research and development and can help clean tech firms rebuild 'green' in the case of a property loss. Read more.

Lambton Mutual Expands BrovadaOne Offering
Lambton Mutual Insurance Company has expanded its BrovadaOne solution services with new business uploads to now include habitational lines automation, Willis Towers Watson has announced. Read more.

Endpoint Detection For The Midmarket
eSentire Inc. has launched eSentire Endpoint Managed Detection and Response, powered by Carbon Black, an integrated service which makes endpoint security available to midmarket organizations. Read more.

Angry Drivers Have More ‘Accidents’
Angry, aggressive drivers have much higher odds of being in a motor vehicle collision than those who don't get angry while driving, a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. Read more.

Life And Health Industry Continues Growth Trend
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has released the 2016 edition of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts. Read more.

Ingle Launches Student Travel Insurance Plan
Ingle International has launched the Canadian Student Travel Insurance Plan, an outbound travel insurance product that serves travelling students and chaperones. Read more. Tech Awards

The Intersection: Blog

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The Era of the Digitally Unthinkable
Digital transformation is a hot topic these days. In many ways, the technology is a catalyst for different approaches to the business of insurance. To take advantage, insurers and suppliers will have to look at the existing relationships and commit to new terms of reference. Are we prepared? Read more.

From Doug

We have been travelling on the Siberian Express for ten days now, and it has been a wonderful experience. In the absence of reliable internet connectivity, rest and relaxation (sometimes involuntary) take precedence – a mixed blessing when there is so much to do.

Doug Grant, CIP

Doug Grant

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