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MARCH 6, 2018

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Strategic Initiatives: P&C Commercial Lines
SMA's 8th annual research study addresses 12 strategic initiatives, spending, and priorities for 2018. The report reflects big increases in five key initiatives: digital transformational, innovation, core modernization, data and analytics, and CX. Read more.

Snapsheet Brings Virtual Claims Technology
Snapsheet, the industry-leading provider of virtual claims technology for the personal and commercial insurance marketplace, expanded its North American presence to Canada by partnering with Aviva Canada, a property and casualty insurance group. Read more.

Aviva Launches Commercial Insurance Solution
Aviva Canada is pleased to announced the launch of its new commercial solution, Aviva Enterprise, which offers the flexibility to customize a policy for any business, in any segment. Read more.

Mastercard Accelerates Insurance Payments
Mastercard has announced a global partnership with Dream Payments aimed at getting insurance customers paid quickly, simply and securely. Northbridge Financial will be the first insurance provider in Canada to use the Mastercard Send platform. Read more.

ClearPay Transactions Benefiting Users
ClearPay, the Canadian leader in automating payment settlements and reconciliation for the Insurance Industry, has announced that there are now more than one thousand users using ClearPay. Read more.

QBE Adds Breach Plan Services To Cyber Policies
QBE North America is pleased to announce the inclusion of data breach planning services in all Cyber policies, giving policyholders a simplified approach to the development of an actionable cyber breach response plan. Read more.

Opta, RMS Integrate To Meet Evolving Needs
Opta Information Intelligence and sister company Risk Management Services (RMS) are proud to announce the integration of the two companies. Read more.

Alberta Brokerages Amalgamate Under Rogers
Rogers Insurance is pleased to announce the amalgamation of recent acquisitions Procom Insurance Brokers, Sylvan Agencies Ltd., and Inowest Insurance Brokers. These entities have been united under a new company, Rogers Insurance Canada Ltd. Read more.

Sharp Mobile, Emethod To Amalgamate
Sharp Mobile Technology is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amalgamation agreement with Emethod, a majority-owned subsidiary of Sharp Insurance. These entities have been united under one new company, Trufla Technology Ltd. Read more.

Hub Acquires Shares Of GMS
Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, has announced it has acquired the shares of GMS Insurance (SWO) Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more.

How To Report Auto Insurance Fraud
They cheat, you pay. March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Insurance Bureau of Canada is asking Canadians to help curb auto insurance fraud. Read more.

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Cohort Drivers & New Realities:
A Tale of Two Keynotes

The theme of the 2018 Technology Conference was “Insurance Vectors In Play”; the two keynote presenters addressed this head-on and provided new contexts for risk, technology, and engagement. Read more.

“Insurance Vectors in Play:
Risk, Technology, Engagement”

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Watch the 2018 Technology Conference on-demand!

If you missed the 16th annual Technology Conference last week, you can still catch the whole event's worth of thought leadership – anywhere, anytime!

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From Doug

The 2018 Technology Conference is in the books, and our presenters have been the subject of very positive feedback. The event featured a lot of practical thought leadership – and “action” leadership from those already putting ideas into practice.

Who won the ICTA? OTIP, with Kanetix and LGM close behind. See the complete results.

Watch for more in our “Insurance Technology in Action” webinars and seminars. We have another larger event in late May with a focus on AI – clearly the hottest tech topic in insurance.

Doug Grant, CIP

Doug Grant

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