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Matching Goals, a Competitive Edge: U.S. Producer Survey Highlights Opportunity

Insurance carriers might be overlooking a key partner that could give them a competitive edge: their agents and brokers.
 Companies have the opportunity to “co-create” value …

Consumers Concerns Turn to Home Insurance: NB Advocate

Rising home insurance premiums are shifting consumer concerns away from auto insurance in New Brunswick, according to the province’s consumer advocate for insurance.
 With auto insurance …

Nunavut Tour Operators Get Liability Coverage Relief

Small tour operators in Nunavut will get some premium relief following a deal between Nunavut Tourism and Nunavut Insurance. The partnership offers discounts on liability …

Budget Cuts Mean $500,000 in Extra Costs for SGI

The Saskatchewan government’s recent move to scale back coverage for chiropractic services won’t affect SGI customers who need them, but will raise claims costs for …

Alberta, B.C., Pledge Liability Protection for Rescue Groups

Two Canadian provinces have stepped forward to fund liability insurance for volunteer search and rescue groups.
Both Alberta and British Columbia have made moves to support …

Injury Cap “Warranted,” says IBANS

Nova Scotia’s minor injury cap has had a positive impact on consumers–keeping rates stable and even lowering them for most drivers, according to brokers in …

BC Rules Boost Fire Safety

Changes to British Columbia’s fire code laws will boost fire safety in the province.
Legislation passed last week will make fire alarms mandatory for every …

Albertans are Buckling Up: Survey

More Albertans are wearing seatbelts, according to a new provincial survey,
The majority of Albertans–92%–wore seatbelts while traveling in an automobile in 2009,  four points higher …

Another Tax Grab? Saskatchewan MLAs Question SGI Revenue Shift

MLAs in Saskatchewan are echoing claims made in British Columbia over revenue transfers from public entities—including SGI—to government coffers.
The provincial budget, released March 24, transfers …

RIBO Plans Reform Best Practices

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) will develop best practices for brokers that will smooth the transition to impending auto insurance reforms. With a new …

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