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Ontario Brokers, Carrier CEOs Stake Out Telematics Ground

On the way into the Insurance Broker Association of Ontario (IBAO) CEO panel session on Thursday last, a colleague of mine suggested a new drinking game: take a shot every time someone says “Telematics.” Had we done that, and shared our quota with the 500 or so in in the audience, we would all have… Read more »

ICTA: The Jury Is Out And The Winners Are In the Mayonnaise Jar!

The die is now cast.  The winners of the coveted Insurance Canada Technology Awards (ICTAs) have been selected and the results have been sequestered. After the ICTA  jury met earlier this month, a secret ballot was held; the official scrutineer tallied the results, notified the small handful of officials who will be preparing the awards,… Read more »

The New Landscape for Brokers: This Show is For You

Insurance brokers in Canada are facing an unprecedented two-pronged threat:  competition from new distribution models is coming just as a stubborn soft market reduces profitability of business that can be retained.  Technology offers one of the few avenues to address both of these threats:  to allow competitive marketing against direct marketers while improving profitability through… Read more »

A Pivot Point for Broker Connectivity in Canada??

Is SEMCI (Single-Entry, Multi-Company Interface) dead in Canada?  If so, will it rise Phoenix-like in a new, improved form? At the recent Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Conference, a panel of insurance company CEOs responded to questions on a variety of topics impacting brokers.  High on the list was whether the independent distributor system … Read more »