Brokers’ top five reads in June

CITB readers were curious about Aviva’s broker-centered tech project and CSIO’s new collaboration with some insurers

The top five stories that grabbed brokers’ interest for the month of June include new projects from Aviva Canada and the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) as well as the high-rise blaze that claimed many lives in London, U.K.

Catch up with the stories that made headlines in June:

1. Aviva Canada to invest $15m to fund brokers’ digital innovation ideas

The insurer welcomed brokers’ ideas on ways to improve digitization and customer service in the brokerage channel. “It’s really exciting to see the calibre of ideas being pitched,” said Tom Reid, Aviva Canada’s executive director of digital brokers, in an interview with Canadian Insurance Top Broker.

2. CSIO to launch industry-wide auto insurance eSlip app

The industry association is working with Gore Mutual, Northbridge Insurance and RSA Canada in the development of this app that will digitally deliver proof of auto insurance cards to clients’ devices.

3. UPDATED: Death toll rises in massive London high rise blaze

Many Canadians awoke on June 14 to learn that a 24-storey apartment building in London, U.K. was consumed in flames. Canadian Insurance Top Broker spoke to Michael Currie of Fire Underwriters Survey regarding the probability that a similar event could occur in Canada.

4. Excalibur Insurance adds business insurance to its online quote-to-bind selection

The brokerage launched its InstaShield Business product, which can be bound online. “It’s a different way of buying and we believe in giving choice. If a consumer wants to buy it directly, it’s important as a broker that we need to offer that solution,” said Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur, in an interview with Canadian Insurance Top Broker.

 5. Chubb names new president for field operations in North America

The insurer appointed Gerard (Jerry) Butler to the role of division president of field operations for the company’s North American insurance arm. This will have Butler oversee 48 offices in Canada and the U.S.




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