Managing Your Practice

Getting Claims in Control

Getting Claims in Control

Winter is upon us, and the snowy, slick roads can cause difficult driving conditions resulting in accidents. In fact, claims during the winter months increase by 47%, and weather-related incidents, slippery roadways and whiteout conditions accounted for over $37.8 million in auto claim payments between December 2009 and February 2010, according to Aviva Canada.

Claims Changer

Claims Changer

Claims management is how clients ultimately judge an insurance broker. It’s a simple statement, but one that can sometimes be forgotten when dealing with complex …

7 questions for clients about coverage

7 questions for clients about coverage

Life changes may mean new coverage for the new year.

5 issues on IBAO’s radar

5 issues on IBAO’s radar

Brokers should be ready to accept change, said Randy Carroll, IBAO CEO.

Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking

One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the program during the annual conference for the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is the CEO …

Successful Successions

Successful Successions

Millions of Canadians are approaching retirement in the coming years. In fact, one in five will be aged 55 to 64 by 2015, according to …

9 ways to use technology for succession

Regardless of where you are in your succession planning, clearly defined short- and long-term goals will help ensure you have a business worth buying. The …

GST/HST Issues for Brokers

GST/HST Issues for Brokers

The introduction of a harmonized sales tax in Ontario and British Columbia on July 1, 2010, has resulted in a number of issues affecting insurance brokers.

Community Champion

Community Champion

Sam Ciccolini’s charitable accomplishments and involvements have been so extensive over the years it would take most of a page to list them before …

Untapped Resource

Untapped Resource

Here is the kind of business story everyone loves: Neighbours jettison unwanted but reusable clothing and household items for a good cause. Charities that seek item donations but can’t complete their resale are paid cash for the collections by a third-party business. The items are sorted, priced, tagged and sold in thrift stores where clients find needed items at good value and the business generates its revenue stream. The majority of unsold items are shipped to developing nations through philanthropic and wholesaler efforts, helping the needy in those nations and also helping the planet by reducing the huge strain on landfills.

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