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DECEMBER 19, 2017

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Technology Addiction: A Fatal Distraction
We are quickly becoming permanently distracted by technology, whether we are in motion or stationary – and what may be even more disconcerting is that we know this, and most of us are doing nothing to stop it.
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The Guarantee Launches Cyber Breach Solution
The Guarantee is pleased to introduce Cyber Shield, a new cyber insurance and breach response solution for policyholders.
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IBAN Endorses CSIO eDelivery Solution
The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations is pleased to announce that the Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has endorsed its consumer eDelivery solution.
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Peace Hills Partners With Contractor Connection
Contractor Connection®, a division of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc., has announced its partnership with Western Canadian insurer Peace Hills General Insurance Company.
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NFP Acquires Dalton Timmis Insurance Group
NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant, has announced that it has acquired Dalton Timmis Insurance Group, Inc. The transaction closed on December 7.
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Stand-Alone Rating Engines For P&C Carriers
Aite Group's latest report examines the options available to carriers who believe it is necessary to have a more robust rating engine to be more competitive.
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Lyft Rides Into Ontario With Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is the official commercial automobile insurance provider for Lyft and will offer comprehensive coverage to all its registered vehicles, drivers and passengers in Ontario.
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Outdoorsy Brings RV Sharing To Canada
RV owners and renters can now travel across Canada or the USA in motorhomes, campervans, travel trailers, and adventure vehicles facilitated through the Outdoorsy platform.
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Drinking And Driving: Vigilance Needed
TIRF has released a new fact sheet summarizing the latest findings on self-reported drinking and driving in Canada.
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The Intersection: Blog

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of insurance and technology?

Artificial Intelligence – Now and Then
AI is getting serious attention by insurance practitioners. There is an expectation that it will bring new opportunities for market segmentation, underwriting, risk management, claims, and administration. But the scope is large and can cause paralysis by analysis. Read more.

2018 Technology Conference - “Insurance Vectors: Risk, Technology, Engagement” - Feb. 27-28, 2018 - Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

From Doug

What technology is on your wish list this year? Digital, maybe even voice?

This year's ICTA nominations run the gamut of technology from base infrastructure to mobile apps, from platforms to AI & machine learning – all moving insurance further along its digital path.

Explore the latest at the our 16th annual Technology Conference, Feb 27-28 in Toronto. And here's a present from us – register now for the lowest rates. Prices increase January 1st! Register 3+ people at once to save even more. Bigger group? Ask about special supporter and group packages.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at!

Doug Grant, CIP

Doug Grant

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